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Riva Pomerantz

Riva (Henig) Pomerantz lives with her husband and five children in Ramat Beit Shemesh. Her stories and articles appear on aish.com, in Mishpacha Magazine, and in several other publications. Click here to order her latest book, Prisms, published by Menucha Press. You can visit Riva's website and read her blog at www.rivapomerantz.com.

My Two-Year-Old Addict

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It was no longer cute. My baby’s obsession with the computer was becoming harmful.


The Gift of Light

The Gift of Light

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Devastating disease and blindness doesn’t stop 12-year-old Aviva Krainess from spreading light throughout the world.


Empty Your Pockets

Empty Your Pockets

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Why the Jewish month of Kislev is the opportune time to lighten your load.


Saved

Saved

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A young Jewish man gets ensnared in the welcoming community of Messianic Jews.


Soul Art

Soul Art

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Rabbi Yonah Weinrib has devoted his life to interpreting and portraying Torah through art.


Renewing Our Vows

Renewing Our Vows

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Shavuot gives us the opportunity to step out of our hectic lives and rekindle the passionate love between us and God.


Surveillance

Surveillance

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Visitors to Israel from the Far East discover a brilliant, new monitoring system: the mezuzah.


Soul Food

Soul Food

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One day, we're all going on a long journey. We need to take along enough nourishment to last for eternity.


Quote Unquote

Quote Unquote

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The job took three times as long as expected. Can I suddenly double the price?


Dieting and Yom Kippur

Dieting and Yom Kippur

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Dieting as a paradigm for spiritual elevation.


Enough Is (Not) Enough!

Enough Is (Not) Enough!

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When do we ever feel we truly have enough?


Born to Carpool

Born to Carpool

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On being "just" a mother.


Emergency Room

Emergency Room

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Yesterday I prayed for a clear head and a productive work day. Instead, my baby lost consciousness and stopped breathing.


The Plain Jane Society

The Plain Jane Society

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Perfection eludes us all, but acceptance does not have to.


Because I Said So

Because I Said So

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Leave the automatic pilot switch off when your kids ask, "Why not?"


The Inventor

The Inventor

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If necessity is the Mother of invention, Ben Kleinerman is its father.


Torn from the Heart

Torn from the Heart

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When there are no words, we can reach out through tears.


Get a Life

Get a Life

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No day should go by without living life, at least for a brief while.


Spider Days

Spider Days

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I am Mother, hear me roar.


Adopting Love

Adopting Love

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Why Jim and Yael Putney adopted four special needs Jewish children and moved to Israel.


Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

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Bernard Hochstein had one sure-fire method: give away your hard-earned money to charity.


Questioning God

Questioning God

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I don't want to live in the question any more. I want to live in the answer.


Orange Juice Enlightenment

Orange Juice Enlightenment

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How to free the mind, heart, and spirit from the poison of judging others.


Hero at Virginia Tech

Hero at Virginia Tech

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Professor Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor, was shot as he shielded the classroom door so his students could safely escape.


10 Tips to Successful Aliyah

10 Tips to Successful Aliyah

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Practical advice from people who made the monumental move to Israel.


Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

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This Thanksgiving, open your eyes.


Aliyah without Regrets

Aliyah without Regrets

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Three months later, and we're still smiling.


Spiritual House Cleaning

Spiritual House Cleaning

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This Passover embark on an inner house cleaning and experience freedom from the bondage of self.


Winter's Gifts

Winter's Gifts

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I hated winter -- until my son's question forced me to put God into the frigid equation.


A Stone's Throw

A Stone's Throw

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A small revolution began with a broken window.


Israel Calls

Israel Calls

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Why we're leaving our great life in North America and moving to Israel.


Cutting Loose

Cutting Loose

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My daughter's haircut taught me a lot about letting go.


One Dollar an Hour

One Dollar an Hour

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A surprising encounter got me thinking: what am I teaching my children about money?


The Gift of the Past Present

The Gift of the Past Present

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The biggest gift our family has ever received is the absence of presents.


Affirmations

Affirmations

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Could it be that uttering some well-chosen mantras can really change your life?


God and Parents

God and Parents

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God gives me what I need, not what I want.


Talk is Cheap

Talk is Cheap

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Every time I open my mouth I am making a choice: Will I use my power of speech to heal, or will I use my words to hurt?


Unified Jews Theory

Unified Jews Theory

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Why is there a lack of Jewish unity?