JewishMOM’s Steps to Success

I saw these steps to success at an optometrist’s office this morning, and it made me smile. So I asked my graphic artist to JewishMOMify it. I think she did an awesome job:)

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The Corona-Homeschooling Blues

The Corona-Homeschooling Blues

I’ve got the Cheshvan/Corona-Homeschooling blues. The inspired flames of teshuva that burned so bright in Elul and Tishrei have been completely snuffed out. Poof! When I read over the ambitious list I wrote up before Rosh Hashana to upgrade every area of my life, I’m like: “Did I actually, seriously write all these? Cause right […]

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Gifts from Non-Orthodox Grandparents

Gifts from Non-Orthodox Grandparents

On those days when she wakes up on time, my 5th grader davens at 8:30 AM with her class and teacher via Zoom. This morning, I walked into the kitchen to grab something when I heard something that forced me to stop and listen. The girl leading the prayers was singing with remarkable confidence, accuracy, […]

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When You Walk Through a Storm

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With my Teenage Daughter at the Emergency Clinic

With my Teenage Daughter at the Emergency Clinic

My teenage daughter had been prickly with me for a few weeks, so last week, hoping it would help us to reconnect, I asked her if we could schedule an ice-cream date. She responded with a cold, noncommittal “Maybe, we’ll see.” And then this past Shabbat, that daughter got a deep cut on her foot […]

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My Morning in the IVF Waiting Room

My Morning in the IVF Waiting Room

I spent this morning at Hadassah Hospital with one of my kids who needed to undergo a minor medical procedure, and found myself surrounded in the shared Pediatrics-OBGYN waiting area by couples undergoing IVF. Two of the couples clearly were not having an easy time. One wife stormed around the waiting area with her husband […]

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Remembering Shifra Yehudit A”H

Remembering Shifra Yehudit A”H

I moved to a new neighborhood 5 years ago, and whenever I have to visit my old neighborhood, as I did this morning, something happens repeatedly that repeatedly scares me. I see people who’ve, over the last 5 years, grown old. Black hair replaced with gray. Smooth skin replaced with wrinkles. For me, since I […]

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You’ll Never Guess What Yoni Made Today

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A Husband and a Wife Look Back on a Year

A Husband and a Wife Look Back on a Year

A famous writer was in his study. He picked up his pen and began writing: ** This past year, my gall bladder was removed. I was stuck in bed due to this surgery for a long time. ** The same year I reached the age of 60 and had to give up my favorite job. […]

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What WhatsApp Moms and Amish Men Have in Common

What WhatsApp Moms and Amish Men Have in Common

Israeli kids ages 6 and under were finally allowed to return to gan/daycare today after a month of lockdown. I felt so happy and relieved to see Yoni this morning sitting again among the circle of boys around his teacher, playing a game to relearn each others’ long-forgotten names. Which caused my mind to float […]

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