Tu B’Shvat’s Message for Mothers by Sivan Rahav Meir

Tu B’Shvat’s Message for Mothers by Sivan Rahav Meir

Tu b’Shvat, the festival of trees, is celebrated not in the spring but in the winter. Not at a time when everything is already blooming and ripe, but at a time when we still don’t see any results yet. Tu b’Shvat reminds us that in nature, like in life, we do not get everything we […]

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My Mortifying Erev Shabbat (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My Mortifying Erev Shabbat (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My humiliating moments in front our Shabbat guest. This past Friday night, one of our guests was a rabbanit, the wife of a well-known rabbi, who is also the granddaughter of one of the greatest rabbis of the previous generation. Before she came, I was a little nervous that I should do everything exactly right. […]

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Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s Advice to a Young Widow

Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s Advice to a Young Widow

A brokenhearted widow with several young children once came to the great Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach.   This young widow told Rabbi Shlomo Zalman that she feared that she was to blame for her husband’s death, because of something she might have done wrong. And she had decided that she wanted to take upon herself […]

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2 Young Wives, 2 Tragedies

2 Young Wives, 2 Tragedies

This past Sunday, Israel was struck by the sudden tragic deaths of two amazing young women. 25-year-old Rivka Kapshuk, who got married just 3 weeks ago on December 24th, was killed in a car accident (her husband Tom (Tom ben Orli) remains in critical condition). Rivka was a popular teacher at the Tsvia Maaleh Adumim […]

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Today is the 10 Year Anniversary of a Miracle

Today is the 10 Year Anniversary of a Miracle

On Jan. 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus safely landed in the Hudson River after striking a flock of geese while taking off from New York City. For survivor Ric Elias the experience of almost dying left a lasting impression on him as a human being, husband, and, in his eyes most importantly, as a […]

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