Jewish Parenting

A few weeks ago we hosted the Mantell family, visiting Israel from the US for their son's bar mitzvah, for Friday-night dinner. We had such a great time with them, what a lovely family. And at one point during the dinner I noticed the unusual necklace of the bar-mitzvah boy's [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
It will be 8 years this winter, and I'm still listening and learning and growing week by week thanks to Rabbi Nivin's weekly chaburas, accessible by phone and webinar. I could not recommend this program more highly, it has changed me and my life so dramatically, for the better! Something [...]
Sun, Aug 13, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Shalom my dear JewishMOMs, tonight I will be travelling to visit family in North America, so I will be taking a break from my regular daily posts until August 27th. Though I might be popping in from time to time to post something and say hello:) Hoping you and your [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Yesterday, for the first time ever, I did karaoke at my friend's surprise 40th birthday party. It was so fun! Before she arrived, all the people there chose out the songs we would sing, and after looking through the names of a few hundred songs I didn't know or didn't [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Summer vacation? Ha! It is summer, I agree, but vacation? Maybe for my kids, but not for me… For me, vacation begins when vacation ends, and the kids go back to school and I have some space to breathe and think my own thoughts without lots of little people around [...]
Mon, Aug 07, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Why being jealous doesn't make sense. [...]
Sun, Aug 06, 2017, Continue reading at the source
As long as I don't get up from lying position, I can get through Tisha b'Av without feeling overly awful. So I generally spend Tisha b'Av resting and sleeping but mostly reading. And the book that moved me the most deeply this Tisha b'Av, often to tears, was the memorial [...]
Thu, Aug 03, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Over the last few weeks I've mentioned life coach and mother of 8 Tamar Nizri several times. This year, her community and home in Amona were destroyed, and since then (as she mentions in the article below) she and the other displaced families have been living together in dormitories while [...]
Wed, Aug 02, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Get your tissues ready, this is really something. A reminder of what a gift we are granting our children by giving them a place to call home. [...]
Wed, Aug 02, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Yesterday I told my 7-year-old Tsofia that, no, for a few more days she and her siblings still can't fill up the swimming pool in the backyard and take a dip. “Oh right,” she said, realizing her mistake, “now it's the 9 months!” And I was reminded of something I [...]
Mon, Jul 31, 2017, Continue reading at the source