Iammother is one of the more popular Jewish communities in the United States. It is a warm community of married and once-married Frum Jewish women. Joining the website is a great way to connect, socialize, share advice, and talk about important issues with other women.
Imamother is a place where you can find answers, support, advice, and more in a safe environment. And do it anonymously.
What is it?
As we said before, Imamother is a community of frum Jewish women. They come there to relax, socialize, debate, receive support, ask questions, and much more. There are married women and once married women.
The social platform is a place where you can connect with like-minded women. The administrators provide it as a public service to our users.
When you enter the website, you have to review the basic rules and follow them. If you do not agree to the terms, you should not use the website.
Some of it means you have to be at least 17 years of age to join the online website. It is not intended for children under 17 years of age. Some of the permitted and prohibited uses include:
- Use it for the sole purpose of sharing and exchanging ideas with other users of the website
- Do not use it to violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law
- You are not allowed to request or collect information that will be used for research, academic study, publication, or anything else
- You cannot have multiple usernames to log onto the forum
- Posting false, inaccurate, intentionally misleading, abusive, harassing, hateful, vulgar, sexually oriented, invasive, or similar material is not allowed
- Members have to be eligible for the criteria, and cannot join under false pretenses
- Administrators have the right to remove, edit, or lock any topic
- You agree not to post any copyrighted material
- You will not allow anyone else to use your account and access the forum
Browsing the forum
The forum is the main selling point of the website. It is the place where women can share ideas. And it is quite a big forum. Divided into different categories, you can find multiple discussions that you can join.
For example, one main category is as a wife. Here, you can find forums about pregnancy, childbirth, labor, C-section, recovery, postpartum period, nursing, birth stories, miscarriage, having a stillborn, abortion, problems with pregnancy, and more. There is also a subforum about newlyweds, anniversaries, tips and ideas for a better marriage, advanced fertility issues, and more.
The subforum about divorce is a place where you can share ideas and find answers about life after a divorce. And how other women went through their divorce.
Another main forum is the as a woman section. Here, you can find sub-forums about menstruation, hygiene, healthy lifestyle, weight loss, exercise, bariatric surgery, chronic illness, disability, weight loss supporting group, living with a husband with chronic illness, medications, women living with mental illness or depression, living with social anxiety, and more.
Women of the Jewish community also talk about fashion and beauty. There are topics about shoes, clothes, estheticians, dresses, and even some direct topics like “Help me smell good”. Women ask questions about themselves, but also about their children.
Are there any rules?
We touched on this subject before a little, but let’s talk more about the rules of the Imamother website. If your post does not conform to the rules, it will be reported and then deleted or edited.
- You have to treat others with dignity and respect, and all dialogue should be in a polite and civil tone. Yes, you can engage in a heated and passionate debate, but as long as you address issues, not people
- Being it is a Jewish community website, all posts must conform to the Torah. All Jewish Orthodox women on the website must adhere to the strict guidelines of the Torah
- The website does not allow intimate topics and intimate issues to be discussed so that they keep a tenuous atmosphere where everyone can feel comfortable. You can post in the intimacy forum, but you should never discuss intimacy with another member through private messages or in any other way
- Spam and advertising is not allowed, and you should not post links to for-profit websites
- Trolls are also banned, defining trolls as anyone who lied on the questionnaire in order to gain illegal access to Imamother website
- There is also a halachic disclaimer, as all posts are written by a varied group of women with different views and hashkafos. Do not take any comments or answers as a P’sak Halacha
What do you need to know before posting?
Besides the rules, there are some other things you need to join before posting to the website. The website is happy to welcome women of Jewish background. But in order to keep you integrated into the community, they have put a guide to help you learn the ropes.
It is a good idea to spend some time reading and getting a feel for the atmosphere and culture of the website before posting. Get to know the other women on the website. Different members post in their unique style.
Amother posts are not all written by the same person. Amother is an anonymous mask that you can use to post private things. Each person is assigned a color that is their own for that thread when they post as amother. It helps keep track of who said what in the thread when there are multiple people posting and commenting.
A common mistake of newcomers is to bump up an old thread. Before replying to a thread it would be wise to check the date of the original post. The website does not recommend posting on a very old thread.
If you want to view all threads in a certain category, click on List of Forums. This will open a very long list of all the forums you can find on the website. There are, however, private forums that are not visible.
How to join?
You can join the website by filling in the registration agreement terms. You have to remember that the website was created for Orthodox religious women exclusively. You must be either married or once married, you must be female, and you need to be religious and orthodox.
New members also have to follow the three mitzvos: Shabbos, Kosher, and Taharas Hamishpacha (Family Purity).
When you sign up for the website, you choose a username and password. If for any reason you want to change it, you can email the administrator of the website and he will change the username for you. There is no need to create a new username. When you sign up, you enter your username, email address, and password, and that is all.
And you have to answer the question, “In which Hebrew month does Purim occur”. The website strongly advices not to use your real name for the registration information.
Once you sign up, get yourself familiar with the website. And start posting.