Jewish Women Sing “Ori, Arise”: In Memory of Ori Ansbacher HY”D

Jewish Women Sing “Ori, Arise”: In Memory of Ori Ansbacher HY”D

Last night I attended my daughters’ end of year dance performance, which included a song I’d never heard before that brought tears to my eyes. This song, based on a poem written by Ori Ansbacher HY”D (translation below) was performed in Ori’s memory by the gifted musician Ruchama ben Yosef along with hundreds of other […]

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My Mom’s Response to My 1st Car Accident

My Mom’s Response to My 1st Car Accident

My first and only car accident took place the day after I got my license. I was 16 and my sister, Miriam, was 10. I was driving us to school for the first time, and I had to merge into the fast-moving traffic approaching the Smith Ave. bridge. I remember being side-swiped. I remember parking […]

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Chag Sameach, JewishMOMs!

Chag Sameach, JewishMOMs!

Naaseh v’Nishmah painting by Baruch Nachshon.

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Hey Rabbi, Do You Believe in God?

Hey Rabbi, Do You Believe in God?

by Rabbi Yoni Lavi Sharon: Hey Rabbi, do you believe in God? 🤔 Rabbi Yoni Lavi: Hello, with whom do I have the honor? S: I’m sorry for starting out of nowhere like that. I’m Sharon, I’m 16 years old and am a student at a religious high school. I’m thought of as a religious […]

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Remembering the Wife of Israel’s President, Nechama Rivlin A”H

Remembering the Wife of Israel’s President, Nechama Rivlin A”H

After an extended illness, Nechama Rivlin, the wife of Israeli president Reuven Rivlin, passed away today at the age of 73. Nechama Rivlin was a dedicated mother and grandmother who was passionate about empowering women and children. She also loved art and dance. And her 48-year marriage to the president? Nechama Rivlin, of blessed memory, […]

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