The Unique Connection (2-Minute Tissue-Alert Video)

The Unique Connection (2-Minute Tissue-Alert Video)

An experiment showing the special bond between mother and child. 12 million views so far, and soon you’ll know why. Thanks so much to Rachel Batya Aviner for sending this my way…. Recommended for women and girls only

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Israeli Independence Day: 66 Israeli Heroes (5-Minute Powerful Video)

Israeli Independence Day: 66 Israeli Heroes (5-Minute Powerful Video)

I’ve been in Israel for 22 years now, and I still can’t get over how much I love this place. Happy birthday, Israel! Recommended for women and girls only And here’s the new video for Yom Haatsmaut 2015

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Why I Love Yaakov’s Nursery School

Why I Love Yaakov’s Nursery School

I bring my 2-year-old Yaakov to gan, and I see a dream come true. I see Breslov Natan walking by in a white kippah decorated with “Na, Nach, Nachma, Nachman Me’Uman” circling his brown curls. I see Yerushalmi Chaim’ke talking in Yiddish with his teacher, Ganenet Rut, who nods her black-scarfed head as she listens [...]

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When Your Kids Grow Up (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

When Your Kids Grow Up (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The crucial contribution of the Jewish mother to the future of Jewish society.

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Our Victory: The Grandchildren of Concentration Camp Survivors (6 Photos)

Our Victory: The Grandchildren of Concentration Camp Survivors (6 Photos)

They survived Aushwitz and Buchenwald, the Death March, and Mengele’s laboratory of horrors. 70 years after they survived Hell on Earth, the 6 survivors chosen to light the torches this year at Israel’s Yom HaShoah Memorial Ceremony, embrace 90 children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Our greatest victory over our enemies is our joy. Our greatest victory [...]

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Hundreds of Strangers Attend Funeral of Childless Holocaust Survivor

Hundreds of Strangers Attend Funeral of Childless Holocaust Survivor

As the result of medical experiments performed on her at Auschwitz, 92-year-old Holocaust survivor Chaya Gretman was never able to bear any children of her own. So when she passed away this week, through Facebook and other social media sites her devoted neighbors asked for people to join her funeral procession and recite Kaddish on [...]

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1st Art Exhibition of World’s Oldest Fanconi Anemia Survivor

1st Art Exhibition of World’s Oldest Fanconi Anemia Survivor

This is a photograph of my amazing neighbor and old friend, Ruthy Saunders. At 34, Ruthy is the oldest person in the world with her type of Fanconi Anemia. Last night I attended Ruthy’s first art exhibition—sponsored by Beit HaGalgalim, a center for handicapped young adults which Ruthy attends. For the past few months, the [...]

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The 1st Thing My Yaakov Ate After Pesach

The 1st Thing My Yaakov Ate After Pesach

Sunday morning I came downstairs and discovered my 2-year-old eating this sandwich–two slices of bread with three slices of bread between them:)

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The Woman From Another Planet

The Woman From Another Planet

This morning I snuck into Bank Leumi to sit down and nurse, and while there I saw a woman from a different planet. The elderly woman sitting in front of me looked like she had just landed from 1950s Morocco and was hopelessly bewildered by the high-tech world of 2015 banking. “Geveret!” she appealed to [...]

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My Pesach Miracle (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My Pesach Miracle (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

This Pesach, Hashem redeemed my family from a neighborhood criminal and bully.

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