The Death of Stalin: The Untold Purim Story (2-Minute Video)

The Death of Stalin: The Untold Purim Story (2-Minute Video)

A little-known Purim miracle that saved millions of Jews from exile and near-certain death.

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Yesterday’s Terror Victims: A Father of 12, A Musician, and a New Immigrant

Yesterday’s Terror Victims: A Father of 12, A Musician, and a New Immigrant

“Hello, I am a teacher, and when I tell my students about the people we are mourning and praying for, I try to add a personal detail, so the students can connect. So yesterday, I read the life stories of the victims of yesterday’s terror attack in Ariel, and I was profoundly moved. “Rabbi Achiad […]

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My 3 First Aid Tips for Kids (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My 3 First Aid Tips for Kids (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

3 unusual ways I make my kids’ challenges disappear. Over my last 2 decades of being a mom I’ve learned some unusual techniques to help out my kids when they are facing challenges. These are the secret contents of my JewishMOM first-aid kit, which I use before I start taking my kids for professional help. […]

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The Engagement Ring Miracle

The Engagement Ring Miracle

This past fall, I told you about my Miraculous Shabbat Guest–the Shabbat guest who turned out to have graduated from the same Quaker high school in Baltimore that I attended. As far as I know, we are the only Baltimore Friends graduates living in Israel as well as the only Baltimore Friends graduates who are, […]

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What Your Kids See When They See Mom (3-Minute Video)

What Your Kids See When They See Mom (3-Minute Video)

This is the video I mentioned in the interview with Rabbanit Yemima, it was one of my most popular posts EVER. Get your tissues ready…

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What if My Teenager Got Dreadlocks? My Interview with Rabbanit Yemima

What if My Teenager Got Dreadlocks? My Interview with Rabbanit Yemima

This past Thursday, Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi interviewed me on her weekly radio show on Reshet Bet. The Hebrew audio in this video of the interview is hard to hear. There’s a written English translation below. Or click here to hear the original Hebrew interview with excellent quality (starting at 13:00). RABBANIT YEMIMA MIZRACHI: These are […]

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How to Be a Happier Mom this Adar by Rabbanit Yemima

How to Be a Happier Mom this Adar by Rabbanit Yemima

When Adar begins, our happiness increases. But how exactly? Here are some thoughts from Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi’s new book: “Invitation to Rejoice”: Women nowadays expect of themselves to do everything – to work, to educate, to succeed at home and outside of it, to host, to finish everything quickly. And I say: Cut yourself a […]

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My Stutter Miracle (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My Stutter Miracle (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Two weeks ago, I received a very, very exciting Email. Rabbanit Yemima wrote to ask if she could interview me for her show on national radio. I responded right away, “Of course, what an honor! Thank you so much for asking me!” But a nanosecond after I pressed the send button, I realized that there […]

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Waiting 15 Years for Shimon Menachem by Chana Zahav

Waiting 15 Years for Shimon Menachem by Chana Zahav

This month Chana Zahav gave birth to her first child, a healthy baby boy after 15 years of marriage. Chana and I are both participants in Rabbi Nivin’s chabura, so for months, throughout her high-risk pregnancy, Rabbi Nivin was telling us to pray for her–and we definitely were! After Chana gave birth, I was moved […]

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My Brother Needs Your Prayers! A Brother’s Update on Critically-Injured IDF Captain and Father of 2

My Brother Needs Your Prayers! A Brother’s Update on Critically-Injured IDF Captain and Father of 2

The following was written by David Elitsur: My brother, Capt. Yisrael Elitzur, married and the father of a 2-year-old daughter and a-year-old son, was wounded earlier this week in a vehicle-ramming attack. He remains on life support and in an induced coma. Yisrael is a person full of love and caring, giving and unconditional good. […]

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