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A few weeks ago, I was at a Friday night Shabbat service with my family. My 2-and-a-half-year-old looked up at me from his seat and asked, “Mommy, who’s singin’?”
“That’s the…cantor,” I whispered back. Of course, he had to follow up my answer with a question: “Why?” (Did I mention he’s 2-and-a-half?) I leaned over and answered, “Because she’s singing the prayers.” The woman sitting on the other side of him sighed loudly. And of course, my son inevitably asked again: “Why?” I put my… >> Read More
What do you do when you can never find the right clothes to wear to a wedding? Start your own modest fashion line, of course!
This is exactly what the two Persian Jewish women behind the LA-based…brand, RaJu, did. Now, Rachelle Yadegar and Judith Illulian have a pretty diverse clientele: “They’re Mormons, they’re Muslims, they’re lawyers, they’re professional, it’s not only the Jewish community.” Walking around the streets of LA, these glamorous ladies tell us how they made their “passion for fashion” into a career, and why looking your best is… >> Read More
Merav Ben Ari, 42, has one of the hardest jobs in Israel: she’s a politician! But the most important thing in her life is being a mother. She made history by becoming the first member of the…Knesset (the Israeli parliament) to ever have a baby using in-vitro fertilization, or IVF. Ben Ari, who has been very public about her journey to motherhood, says she wants to “be a model to other women, to know that they can do it and keep their career” and look for love, but be more relaxed… >> Read More
Israeli athlete Moran Samuel was 24 years old, and well on her way to making her passion for basketball a career:
“That was my dream. If you had opened up my chest you wouldn’t find an…anatomical heart,” she says, “you would find something round and orange and it had stripes and it was bouncy because that’s what I had for a heart.” Then one day, tragedy struck. In this moving video, the 35-year-old Paralympic athlete and world champion tells us how she revived her sports career after feeling like she… >> Read More
When I found out I was pregnant with my fourth child, I cried. In fact, I cried for a couple weeks — when I wasn’t vomiting, that is. I had a 10-month-old at the time, and I was still getting…used to dealing with three kids. How I could possibly manage four? I wasn’t one of those carefree, laidback moms who dealt with things calmly and happily. I like order, clean rooms, being on time, being in control. And as desperate as I was to have my first three kids, I’d literally never considered having… >> Read More