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Modeh Ani by Omer Adam (3-Minute Music Video)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Inspiration, Israel | 0 comments

Modeh Ani by Omer Adam (3-Minute Music Video)

This song makes me cry every time I hear it…We have so much to be grateful for– the enjoyable, pleasurable, happy things in our lives, and the experiences that don’t necessarily feel so good as well. (English below) Modeh Ani by Omer Adam I thank You every morning That You returned my soul to me I thank you for the clothing That You placed on my body So that I won’t be cold. You watch over me. I thank you every morning For the light, and for my very existence I thank You for the bread That You placed on my table So that...

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A Mother’s Badge of Honor

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, Uncategorized | 5 comments

A Mother’s Badge of Honor

This morning at the supermarket, as I headed over to take a shopping cart, I noticed another woman heading ahead of me into the supermarket. She was taller than me, but at least ten years younger in a long flowing skirt and headscarf. My wild guess? She lives on a yishuv outside of Jerusalem and is a nursery-school teacher. Wednesday is her day off, and she came into Jerusalem to stock up at a discount supermarket and get a head start on Shabbat cooking. And then I noticed it… A smiley sticker stuck on the back of her skirt, close to the...

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Yesterday on Agassi Street

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel | 3 comments

Yesterday on Agassi Street

I probably hadn’t been on Agassi Street for over a decade, until yesterday, when it turned out that I had to run an important errand on the street where the Har Nof massacre took place. How eery, to drive by the shul where the terror attack took place. I had to wonder how the terrorists chose this shul out of all the shuls in Jerusalem, in distant Har Nof, on a smallish side street. How sad, to see the buildings lining the long street plastered with death notices for the street’s four murdered residents, the fathers of the 24 new...

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Update from Rebbetzin Heller about Son-in-Law Injured in Har Nof Massacre

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Update from Rebbetzin Heller about Son-in-Law Injured in Har Nof Massacre

Dear friends, So many of you have showed concern and written, and even more of you have davened. I have no words to tell you how much this means not only to me, but to every one of us. Thank G-d, Shmuli (my son in law) is much better. He is aware, able to communicate and reminded a friend that he is only giving him his seat on the morning bus to Mir (his yeshiva) temporarily. That doesn’t mean that the story is over. If we closed the book here it would be a cruel denial of our having lived through a pogrom that left Har Nof with four new...

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Challenges 101: Hashem’s Curriculum for You

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos | 0 comments

Challenges 101: Hashem’s Curriculum for You

Gems from Dina Friedmans’ new Mastery Program which started last week.

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B”H, 9 Years in Prison for Nachlaot Pedophile “Rabbi” Zalman Cohen

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

B”H, 9 Years in Prison for Nachlaot Pedophile “Rabbi” Zalman Cohen

We had to wait 3 years, but we finally got it…A 9-year prison sentence for Nachlaot pedophile “Rabbi” Zalman Cohen! (This is the second sentencing in the Nachlaot case–Nachlaot pedophile Binyomin Satz is serving a 15 year sentence.) This good news came on the tail of some horrifically awful news regarding sexual offenders in the State of Israel today. YNet journalist Omri Efraim wrote earlier this week: “Only 1/8 of reported sexual offenses lead to indictments “Large percentage of complaints never lead to indictments, mainly...

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When My Son-in-Law Was Attacked by the Har Nof Terrorists by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Current Events | 1 comment

When My Son-in-Law Was Attacked by the Har Nof Terrorists by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller

Dear Friends, Yesterday at about 7 AM my daughter Miri called. “Mordechai just came home from shul. He said that Arabs came in and are shooting, and that a man with an axe is hitting everyone. Some of the people threw chairs at them, but it didn’t help”. The twelve-year-old had hit the floor along with everyone else when the bullets began to fly. He was fully aware of what was going on, and what it meant. He somehow found the courage to let go of his father’s hand, crawl towards the exit and break into a run. Some of...

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A Hero in Har Nof

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Current Events, Inspiration | 5 comments

A Hero in Har Nof

“What time did the kids leave this morning?” my husband called downstairs at around 7:20 this morning. “7:05.” Silence. “Is everything OK? Did something happen?” “The kids are fine, but something happened…” were my husband’s words. That was how I found out about the massacre this morning at Har Nof’s “Kehilat Bnei Torah,” located just a few blocks from our children’s schools. The 6:30 AM minyan which was the site of the attack is attended by hundreds of men every morning, including a large number of teachers who...

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