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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 7:50 pm
B”H, I have something very exciting to share!

I wrote a book called “With All I Am,” about using every part of ourselves in our personal avodas Hashem and connecting with everything we have - our hopes and dreams, struggles and failures, life experiences and every part of who we are. I wrote it from my own experience.

Many of you were along for the ride with me when I posted about my high-risk twin pregnancy (I’m Floralwhite Amother from “November 2017”) and the tremendous hashgacha pratis my family and I experienced that year, as well as the next year when we grappled with what certain diagnoses would mean for our family moving forward. It was a whirlwind couple of years and I’m thankful for my Imamother friends - you kept me sane during some reeeeaally tough stuff. Hug

The pregnancy/birth is the main storyline of the book. I wove it together with stories from my past and chapters written as tefillos. I used examples from my own life to show the deep and intimate nature of our relationship with our Creator, even during our dark times. The book covers some sensitive subjects - including mental illness, pregnancy loss, childhood trauma (written delicately and non-explicitly), and disclosing difficult information in shidduchim. The book isn’t ABOUT these things, but they are parts of real life, and therefore they are means by which we can grow closer to Hashem. Real life isn’t always “pretty,” and our tefillos don’t have to be either - they just need to be REAL.

(This probably makes the book sound overly heavy, but trust me there’s tons of pleasant, upbeat, uplifting, and even humorous stuff in there too!)

There’s also a piece written by my husband, sharing a spouse’s perspective.

Haskamos include:

- Dr. Alan Flashman of The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim

- Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz of Ohr Somayach

- Rabbi Yisroel Grossberg of Ohr Naava, and Rabbinic Advisor to Chazkeinu (mental health peer support organization for Jewish women)

- Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier of The Shmuz

I poured my heart and soul into this book. I hope it is well received, and I hope that if you read it you’ll share your reflections with me.

With All I Am (Tfutza Publications) is available in several places online, including:

https://www.israelbookshoppubl.....8.htm

* Posted with permission from Yael *
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bbhem5




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 8:13 pm
Mazel tov, fellow Soferet! May you know only simcha, menuchas hanefesh, and nachas. May you have the zechus to inspire many, many people through this work in which you invested heart and soul. I can't wait to read it, especially during this time of fear and confusion.
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InnerMe




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 8:35 pm
super duper exciting, Kiwi!!!! I remember you posting here when they were born and I'd sooooo love to read this. I'm hoping to treat myself for yom tov.

CONGRATS on this major milestone!!!!!🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
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Cookiegirl




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 8:39 pm
Kol Hakavod, Kiwi13- I still remember the beautiful song you posted, as well as some of your posts about your twins. This is a major accomplishment- mazel tov!
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happyone




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 8:49 pm
wow! I'm so happy for you!!! cant wait to read it .
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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 9:23 pm
Cookiegirl wrote:
Kol Hakavod, Kiwi13- I still remember the beautiful song you posted, as well as some of your posts about your twins. This is a major accomplishment- mazel tov!


Thank you so much!! The song lyrics are actually included in the book! :-)
Music is a form of tefillah for me, and I'm sure for many others too.
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amother




Apricot
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 9:30 pm
I just ordered your book and looking forward in reading it.
I remember crying from your song which touched my heart and gave me chizzuk.
Was trying to search for song but couldn't find it. Possible to post link?
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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 10:04 pm
https://www.refuathanefesh.org.....-you/

Here it is! :-)
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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 10:06 pm
amother [ Apricot ] wrote:
I just ordered your book and looking forward in reading it.
I remember crying from your song which touched my heart and gave me chizzuk.
Was trying to search for song but couldn't find it. Possible to post link?


Thank you! I'd love to hear your thoughts (if you want to share) when you read it. :-)
I'm honored that my song was helpful to you. Thank you for telling me. Heart
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amother




Apricot
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 10:13 pm
Kiwi13 wrote:
https://www.refuathanefesh.org/song-I-believe-in-you/

Here it is! :-)

Thank you kiwi.
I sure hope that hashem was crying along now while listening to your song.
I am very musical and have no words to describe my feelings
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top mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 10:25 pm
What a beautiful, moving song, kiwi!
Just listened to it, and finally released some pent-up emotions.
You are truly gifted
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gamanit




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 10:58 pm
Hi, I was in November 2017 group as well. I'm adding the book to my wishlist and might order it for myself for Pesach reading
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Rappel




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 11:21 pm
Congratulations!
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cat3




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 11:28 pm
Wow your song is beautiful. I just placed an order for your book. There's free shipping now. Looking forward to reading!
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seeker




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Mar 23 2020, 11:32 pm
Wow, mazal tov! Thank you for sharing!
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WitchKitty




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Mar 24 2020, 1:11 am
How can I get it in Israel?
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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Mar 24 2020, 2:40 pm
I’ll try to find out about ordering it in Israel soon. I know they have it there, I’ll try to find a link. :-)
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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Mar 24 2020, 4:17 pm
To order in Israel, send an email to: info@tfutzapublications.com

I think they’re offering free shipping within Israel at the moment.

For details call: 054-852-7159

😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊
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thunderstorm




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Mar 24 2020, 4:22 pm
Wow Kiwi, this is wonderful news! Congratulations on this accomplishment. May you sell more than you ever bargained for. May you continue to have hatzlacha on your future endeavors.
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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Mar 24 2020, 5:02 pm
thunderstorm wrote:
Wow Kiwi, this is wonderful news! Congratulations on this accomplishment. May you sell more than you ever bargained for. May you continue to have hatzlacha on your future endeavors.


Amen! Thank you Thunderstorm!! :-)
I know YOU remember a bunch of my story... (I hope). If you have a chance to read the book I'd be really interested to hear what you think.
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