This video is dedicated to all the moms who show and showed their children unconditional love. Who empowered us to be the best that we can be!

A mother’s unconditional love for her children

As we commemorate Mother’s Day, one aspect that stands out is a mother’s love for her children. As babies, they cry and keep her up at night. Yet she loves them. Then they grow older, and fight, and become teens, and rebel, yet she still loves them. And even in old age, she still loves them.

Mother’s Day

We should celebrate our mother’s every day. The least we can do is have Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day was first marked in 1908 by Anna Jarvis. Her mother, whose name was Ann, was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War. The daughter wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started. She also wanted to set aside a day to honor all mothers. This is because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.”

Due to her efforts, by the year 1911, all US states observed the holiday. Three years later, United States President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.

Perspectives from Judaism

The Bible states in the Ten Commandments that one must honor their father and mother. Jewish tradition dictates ways that this can be done. So in fact, in Judaism, Mother’s Day is not celebrated once a year. Rather, a person must treat his/her mother properly every day of the year! A mother’s role is something that should be recognized and appreciated all the time.  Our parents are our connection to the past, to past generations – all the way back to the Creation of mankind.  So, in actuality, we are connecting and honoring our Creator when we connect and honor our parents.  So make sure to give your mother a hug and thank her for absolutely everything!