Special Message from Racheli Fraenkel: A Jewish Mom’s Crown Jewels (1-Minute Video)

Special Message from Racheli Fraenkel: A Jewish Mom’s Crown Jewels (1-Minute Video)

Racheli Fraenkel sent me this special video to share with you JewishMOMs. My husband teaches with Racheli at Nishmat, and over the last 2 decades that he has taught there, both of us have been so inspired to see the lasting impact that Nishmat leaves on its students as they go on to become IY”H […]

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The Moshav Burned Down, What Now?

The Moshav Burned Down, What Now?

by Sivan Rahav Meir Most of the homes in Moshav Mevo Modi’in (“The Moshav”) were destroyed by fire yesterday. This is a community that was established by disciples of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, most of them Americans. It’s a community of prayer, joy, dancing, and creativity. A place full of spirit – which went up in […]

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The Cardiologist’s Preemie Miracle

The Cardiologist’s Preemie Miracle

As told by Rabbi Fischel Schachter I was in Detroit this week when a Jewish man came over to me. He looked like a typical rabbi or man in kollel, but, it turned out, he was neither. He is a pediatric cardiologist, and, in fact, he happens to be a very famous pediatric cardiologist named […]

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The Holy Harmonica Player Who Surprised Evyatar Banai

The Holy Harmonica Player Who Surprised Evyatar Banai

Something surprising and wonderful happened during our trip to Uman right before Shabbat. I told you that my daughter and I joined up with a group being led by Rabbi Michi Yosefi and singer Evyatar Banai, and right before Shabbat, Evyatar was leading our group in nigunim and songs. And then, from out of nowhere, […]

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The Letter I Wrote to God, in Berdichev, for You

The Letter I Wrote to God, in Berdichev, for You

Einstein once said, “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” And a bunch of “coincidences” of that nature took place during our 5-day trip to gravesites of Tsadikim in the Ukraine. And here’s one that’s connected to you. I mentioned last week that I’ve fallen in love with the new book “Tnufat Haomer: Character Development […]

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