Mothers in Judaism
Mothers are often shown in Jewish texts as having unique wisdom and a special connection to their children, and in fact one reason why Judaism has traditionally been passed through the mother is that mothers are believed to be the ones to give their child their soul.
The Sages of the Talmud took the commandment to honor one’s parents very seriously, and admonished their students to never embarrass or upset their mothers but show them care, reverence, and sensitivity.
Many rabbis also encourage using the secular holiday of Mother’s Day as a way of reminding us to celebrate our mothers and to augment our love and care for them every day of the year.
What better way to show your mom you love her, any day of the year, than with a gorgeous gift straight from the Land of Israel?! Check out our selection of special gifts made with moms in mind!
Honoring your Jewish Mom
Some great Jewish ways of honoring the woman who raised you and passed on her traditions to you, for this Mother’s Day and the rest of the year, include:
Woman of Valor
Take inspiration from the poetic words praising strong and righteous Jewish matriarchs, found in the Book of Proverbs and known as Eshet Chayil or “Woman of Valor.”
Special Judaica just for her
Help your mom express her Jewishness with her own beautiful Judaica pieces reflecting her style!
Whether your mom connects more with traditionally feminine rituals like lighting shabbat candles, or loves to make kiddush or havdalah, we have everything you need – including a special guide to the top Israeli-made Judaica for moms here.