3 Life-Changing Sentences (3-Minute Rabbi Fanger Video)

3 Life-Changing Sentences (3-Minute Rabbi Fanger Video)

As a special project for the elevation of Mom’s soul, welcome to “Mom’s Corner,” which will be be a new regular feature on JewishMOM.com. Mom’s Corner will include posts promoting happiness and wellbeing, which were things Mom considered so crucial she dedicated her professional life to them.

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Sorra Landau: Midwife and Chevra Kadisha Member

Sorra Landau: Midwife and Chevra Kadisha Member

Today I realized that the 1 month anniversary of Mom’s death falls on Yoni’s 6th birthday, the 18th of Kislev. Which reminded me of an unexpected call I received this week from Sorra Landau, a midwife I’ve known for over 20 years. Sorra called in response to my recent posts about Mom’s passing in order […]

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After Mom Died, What’s Left?

After Mom Died, What’s Left?

I spent this morning and early afternoon downtown running 3-weeks worth of errands that I hadn’t been able to do since mom died. I remember when I was pregnant, how I would notice all the other pregnant women walking down the street. And I experienced something similar today during my errands, but the people I […]

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A Divine Nod at Mom’s Burial

A Divine Nod at Mom’s Burial

Mom loved reading the weekly parsha. And she wasn’t one of those fair-weather parsha readers, sticking it out through Bereishit and Shmot and then fizzling out. No, not Mom. She read every week. Through the sacrifices. And the construction of the tabernacle. And the countings of the Jewish people. And the stations in the desert. […]

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I Haven’t Left My House for 11 Days

I Haven’t Left My House for 11 Days

3 weeks ago Mom died, and 11 days ago I came back home to Israel. That means I’m quarantined, not allowed to leave my home for at least one more day, depending on whether the corona test I did today comes out negative. It is no fun losing your mom, and it’s no fun either […]

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Not Simple

Not Simple

I’ve received so many beautiful, touching condolence notes since Mom passed away earlier this month. But today I received one that moved me to tears, from a neighbor who never even met my mom. In a text message which simultaneously said so little but yet managed to express everything, she wrote: “שולחת חיבוק. לא פשוט […]

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