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Miscellaneous | Jewish Wisdom

What Can the Hebrew Word for “Parenting” Teach You?

The Latin word parente, the origin of the English word parent, means to bring forth, to give birth, or to produce, highlighting the physical role parents play in the creation of a child.

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I’m a Chassidic Woman, Here’s My Story

My life is a balancing act. I don’t see the two halves of myself as contradictory.

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In The Zechus of Moshe Rabbeinu

Later at night I got a phone call from my younger sister that lives up north in Israel. She wanted to talk to me about an incident that happened between us, which she felt she had never really asked f

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It Took Years, and I’m Finally Proud to Be Jewish

I found out I was Jewish when a girl on my street told me I was a “dirty Jew.”

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How Much Is G-d Involved in Our Lives?

Our journey has value—not merely as a means to a greater end, but in and of itself.

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My Strategy for Avoiding Drowning in Stress

When I leave the ark of my morning prayers, it’s a beautiful world—one that I can work with and add light to.

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Battling My Eating Disorder, Day by Day - Dealing with Challenge

I have an eating disorder.The doctors call it anorexia nervosa, but I resent being put in a box with a nice little label.

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12 Women Who Impacted Torah Scholarship

Culled from the span of Jewish history, from the Talmudic era to pre-war Europe

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Women First - The Daily Dose of Wisdom

When it came time to give the Torah to the Jewish people, G‑d told Moses to speak with the women first.

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Jewish Wisdom: Mothering Teens Is Harder Than I Thought - Vayishlach

On the one hand,
I saw myself traveling, working long hours, being busy with a busy career; on
the other hand, I always had this desire to be a mommy.

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How a Rock Song Started Me on My Journey

thank the Byrds for their introduction to a lesson in Kohelet, Ecclesiastes.

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Criticized by Family Members for Becoming Religious

They think that the laws are stupid and separate me from them. And sometimes, I think that they’re right! I feel so alone and it makes me question the journey that I am on.

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Mayim Bialik: Common Myths About Orthodox Judaism--Debunked!

Karin Brooke’s post on Kveller about losing her daughter to religious fundamentalism struck a chord with me for a few reasons.
 First, I am technically a baal teshuvah–a person who took on Jewish observance later in life. I struggled a lot in college rega

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Healing Body and Soul - Daily Dose of Jewish Wisdom

Your body and your soul fuse together as one. Nothing happens in the soul that is not reflected in the body. And nothing happens in the body that doesn’t deeply affect the soul

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Thinking Healthy - Daily Dose of Jewish Wisdom

The Baal Shem Tov taught, “Where a person’s thoughts are, that’s where he is, all of him.”

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Are Body Piercings Kosher? - Questions & Answers

We often associate
piercings with tattoos, and we may wonder if they are equally forbidden.

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Jewish Responses to Epidemics Throughout History - Insight & Commentary

Let’s take a look at epidemics throughout history to gain some
insight into how Jews were affected and how leaders responded.

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Jewish Wisdom: Religious? Not Me!

When I hear the word "religion," I instinctively cringe. My stomach turns. My hands become clammy. My throat dry. On occasion, I have been known to break out in hives. This tends to confuse people who know me as a Torah observant Jewish woman...

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10 Ways to Help an Especially Sensitive Child - Parenting

How can I help her become stronger so she can survive in a world that’s not always fair and tactful, and so that she’s not constantly suffering a maelstrom of emotion?

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4 Strategies for More Meaningful Conversations - Editorial & Commentary

Studies show that social interactions, even if very brief, leave us feeling more satisfied and happy.