Conversations



While Toras Imecha recordings are focused on the weekly Parshah and upcoming holidays, this “Conversation” page gives us a chance to share and connect with each other over different aspects of our mothering journey. I plan to post discussion questions regularly for your participation. I invite you to please share your perspective and experience with all of us. I can't wait to learn from you!

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When have you felt Hashem’s “hug” helping you mother your children?

2020-10-26

Rebecca Masinter


One of my children needed a specific therapy that wasn’t covered by insurance. The therapy was very important, but we were in a challenging financial situation and needed to sacrifice significantly to afford it. Prior to one evaluation I was feeling very stressed by the financial outlay. Before driving to the session I davened and begged Hashem to help us be able to give this child the help they needed. After our evaluation, I sat down with the secretary to pay for the next four months. She pulled me to one side of the room and said to me, “For years I have arranged that instead of receiving a salary for my work, my payment goes to pay for one child’s therapy. This time, I picked your child.” Even greater than the financial relief was my clear sense that Hashem was with me, a full partner in helping me give all my children everything they need. I have held onto that moment for years and it continues to give me strength.



2020-10-26

Adina Krausz


This is an incredible story with a miraculous Yeshua! Wow! The power of a Jewish mother’s Tefila!!!
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2020-10-26

Rebecca


Thank you Adina. I appreciate your point about the power of Tefilah. Sometimes we try to push for a solution by ourselves and forget to ask Hashem, but I have found that when I ask for help in parenting, I receive it.
2020-10-26

Bexley Lyss


Wow! Thank you for sharing this story of such incredible Hashgaha Pratis!
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2020-10-26

Rebecca


Thanks Bexley! It's so good to hear from you again.
2020-10-26

Inez Trupp


That Is a beautiful Story. While I am an empty nester now, I enjoy your short interpretations of the Parsha and how it relates to today’s parenting.
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2020-10-26

Rebecca


Inez, thank you for your comment. I especially appreciate your participation, as well as that of all the other grandmothers in Toras Imecha. You have so much wisdom and experience to share with us!
2020-10-26

Syma Davidovich


This is a wonderful story! May that secretary be abundantly blessed, and what a chizuk in the power of tefilla and bitachon! To answer the question posed; just recently my son’s Gan reopened after a long second lockdown. I was eager to send him back, but at the last minute decided against...for now. There were too many perameters we weren’t comfortable with. Four days later, I was talking with a new Israeli neighbor and she gently asked me how I plan to navigate my 4 year old’s Hebrew language skills. We watched his communication blossom exponentially during both the first and second lockdown, but it’s true that he remains “behind” in ivrit, and he is a quiet boy as it is... I started to feel doubt and then.... we received news that his whole Gan was sent into quarantine. 😅 to the mommies who thrive on schedule and routine, this year has given ample opportunities to learn how to pivot. May we always do it gracefully and may we always feel HaShem embracing us - especially when we slip!
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2020-10-26

Rebecca


Syma, thank you for sharing your story. I'm happy you were spared the upheaval of quarantining! It reminds me that we call Hashem, "Magein", shield, in davening. There are so many problems He shields us from, and we often never even know we were threatened. I admire how you feel the "hug" in what you were shielded from, not only in your direct blessings.

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