motherhood

Patience: One of the Great Gifts of Motherhood

Being a mother changed one of my core character strengths.

Prayer of a Cancer Survivor

I was just diagnosed with breast cancer. So, there’s that. In some ways, it’s hardly a surprise since my mother ...

As an Orthodox Rabbi’s Wife, I was Grateful for Planned Parenthood

Infertility is defined as the failure or inability to become pregnant for a minimum of 12 months. What medical books ...

The Making of A Modern Kosher Baker

An African-American woman converts to Judaism and opens the only kosher bakery in town.

When Blessings Bring Pain

When I saw the little blue line on the pregnancy test, I felt like I was walking on air. A ...

Reflections on Liturgy of the High Holy Days

We spent the whole morning of prayers during the High Holidays on our pleas for forgiveness from God, and our ...

Mothers, Judaism’s Heroes

What does it mean to be hero in Judaism, and who to me represents that more than anyone? For me, a ...

Celebrating Motherhood Jewish Style

With Mother’s Day approaching, let’s take a moment to celebrate mothers. There is no single vision of the Jewish mother. ...

Pack Lunch, Hear Shofar, Drive Carpool

Every year at this time, from the second day of Rosh Chodesh Elul into Tishrei, my mind vaguely registers that ...