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Jewish Mothers

The page celebrates Jewish motherhood, explores topics of interest to Jewish moms, exposes Jewish mother jokes and stereotypes, and provides resources to modern Jewish mothers.
Blessing the Wife: Eishet Chayil
Woman of Valor, Aishet Chayil in Hebrew, is a hymn which is customarily recited on Friday evenings, after returning from synagogue and singing "Shalom Aleichem" and before sitting down to the Shabbat evening meal.
Women's Mitzvot
What are the religious obligations of Jewish women?
How to Separate Challah
Today Jewish women bless, separate and burn a small piece of dough when making bread in remembrance of the portion given to God (through the Temple priests) in ancient times.
How to Light Shabbat Candles
It is a mitzvah (commandment) for women to light candles to usher in the Sabbath day of rest.
Aish.com: Real Jewish Mothers
Liba Pearson writes: "Mother's Day is not a Jewish holiday; it's a brilliantly contrived marketing tool. But try telling that to my mother."
Aish.com: Our Mother Rachel
What is so special about Rachel that we commemorate her death more than any of the other matriarchs and patriarchs?
Celebrate Mother's Day the Jewish way
Rabbi Judy Chessin, of Dayton, Ohio's Temple Beth Or, covers the history of Mother's Day, the Jewish celebration of Mother's day, and how to celebrate Mother's Day the Jewish Way.
Chabad.org: The Jewish Woman
Chabad offers a variety of articles about the Jewish woman, Jewish women, pregnancy and birth, motherhood and childrearing, relationships and marriage, practical tips and recipes, spirituality and femininity, and more.
Jewesses With Attitude: Jewish Women's Archives Weblog
Jewesses With Attitude is a unique space for Jewish women to read about and comment on a wide variety of topics: things we've read or heard, activism, family, art, religion, local and world events, and pop culture highlights.
Jewish Jokes: Jewish Mother Joke List
Enjoy this organized and classic collection of Jewish mother jokes.
Inner.org: Jewish Mother's Day
The 11th of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, the day of passing of our matriarch Rachel, has been declared the "International Day of Unity for Jewish Women," or, in its colloquial usage: Jewish Mother's Day.
Jewish Women's Archive: Happy Mother's Day
JWA marks Mother's Day by sharing how three remarkable Jewish women featured were influenced in distinct ways by their own mothers.
JewishFamily.com: Families
Jewish mothers are likely to find these articles about Jewish parenting to be interesting and even enlightening.
Modern Jewish Mom
Modern Jewish Mom: is a site for busy moms who want to incorporate Jewish traditions into their homes. Hip, updated advice, weekly family discussion questions for Shabbat, fun crafts, delicious, easy recipes and more.
MyJewishLearning.com: Jewish Mother Stereotype
The "Jewish mother" stereotype exerts an influence on the public mind in the English-speaking world. Read insights on the history behind the stereotype of Jewish mothers, as well as thoughts about how Jews handle this and other negative stereotypes against Jews.
SillyMusic.com: Jewish Mother Jokes
Michael Lange has created this unique site full of Jewish Comedy & Humor, Jewish Jokes, Broadway Musical Parodies, Yiddish Dictionary and General Silliness.
The Jewish Mother: Comedy and Controversy in American Popular Culture
This is an interesting summary of a work that traces the origin of the comic stereotype of the Jewish mother. According to the article: "The comic stereotype of the Jewish mother, from domineering to grotesque, is a cultural construct developed by male writers in the United States in the 1960s, the era of political turbulence that coincided with the second wave of feminism in this country."
The Jewish WAHM Network
The Jewish WAHM Network was created to connect Jewish Mothers who were staying at home and wanting to bring in a little extra "gelt." This site provides Work at Home Business Opportunities and resources for building a successful business around your family's lives.
Wikipedia: Jewish Mother Stereotype
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, defines and describes characteristics of the Jewish mother stereotype.
Yo, Yenta!
Jessica Leigh Lebos, the Head Yenta, is a wife, mother, writer, poet, dance teacher, community activist and social scientist living on the edge (geographically, religiously and financially) on the San Andreas faultline in Northern California. In her hilarious and thought-provoking blog, she aims to break down stereotypes about Jews in general and Jewish mothers in particular.
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