Your Mother’s Guidance

Keep it Simple

A ‘Your Mother’s Guidance’ Post by Rebecca Masinter Deuteronomy 18:13 says, “You should be tamim with Hashem your God.”  Tamim is a difficult Hebrew word to understand. It is alternatively translated as simple, blameless or perfect. None of these capture the whole picture. One of the main transmitters of ancient Jewish wisdom, known as Rashi, …

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Balancing Home, Work and School

A ‘Your Mother’s Guidance’ post by Rebecca Masinter Many of us are trying to figure out a new normal as we balance work from home and school at home.  There is a struggle within us—which has priority:  Work or home?  School or home? Leviticus 12 begins with the laws of impurity and purity surrounding childbirth.  …

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After the Crisis, Time to Fall Apart

A ‘Your Mother’s Guidance’ post by Rebecca Masinter Genesis  46:29 has the most tear-jerking scene of all time, the reunion of Jacob and Joseph.  We all remember the story. Joseph harnessed his chariot and went up to meet his father, and when they met he threw himself upon his father’s neck. The verse says that …

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Families Make the Nation

A ‘Your Mother’s Guidance’ post by Rebecca Masinter The book of Genesis focuses on the families of our Matriarchs and Patriarchs. In contrast, Exodus is the book of the formation of the Jewish nation.  Surprisingly, Exodus, the book of the nation, begins with— families! We are told (Exodus 1:2) that Jacob’s sons came down to …

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