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Remembering Ori (6-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in Current Events, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel | 1 comment

Remembering Ori (6-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The lesson we must learn from Ori Ansbacher’s brutal murder. This past Thursday, a 19-year-old national-service girl named Ori Ansbacher was praying in a Jerusalem forest when a Palestinian came, brutally assaulted and murdered her. After the murder, Ori’s mother, Naah, shared the following: “It’s important for us that the world know who Ori was. Ori was a child of light. She cured broken hearts wherever she went. “Ori was a child of land and words. She so loved this Land, she would wander around it so much. She would...

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After Mumbai, the Serebryanski’s Fertility Miracle (10-Minute Inspirational Video)

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 2 comments

After Mumbai, the Serebryanski’s Fertility Miracle (10-Minute Inspirational Video)

After the Mumbai terror attack, a fertility specialist is determined to bring more Jewish babies into the world.

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Raising a Chassidic Family in Bangkok

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Current Events, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 3 comments

Raising a Chassidic Family in Bangkok

Since 1995, Nechami Wilhelm has been the Chabad rebbetzin of Bangkok. Over the past 24 years, over a million Jews, most of them tourists, have passed through her doors. At last week’s annual women’s gathering for Chabad emissaries–Kinus HaShluchos, Nechami Wilhelm shared her personal journey–from feeling that her mothering responsibilities were preventing her from effectively fulfilling her role as a Shlucha, to realizing that being a dedicated mother was actually the key to inspiring and connecting deeply with her...

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Israel Air Force Chief: The Life-Altering Lesson Taught Me By My Father, the Holocaust Survivor

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, My life | 3 comments

Israel Air Force Chief: The Life-Altering Lesson Taught Me By My Father, the Holocaust Survivor

Last month, Israel’s former Air Force commander, Eliezer Shakadi, addressed a group of soldiers about the life-altering lessons he learned from his Holocaust survivor father. My father’s life story is impossible to comprehend. During World War II he jumped from a train, went to Budapest [where he found refuge], and was saved. After the war, he returned to his village in Hungary and waited there for almost 2 years, waiting for somebody to return home. After 2 years he understood the next following incomprehensible reality: I have...

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Why Rav Shach Went to This Simple Woman’s Funeral (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Feb 3, 2019 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, My life | 1 comment

Why Rav Shach Went to This Simple Woman’s Funeral (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Reflections on a woman’s small act of kindness that changed the course of Rav Shach’s life as well as the course of Jewish history. When Rav Shach was already a very old man, he asked his assistant to drive him to the funeral of a woman who had passed away in Haifa. It was a cold winter day, and Rav Shach was already not in good health. The assistant wondered who this woman was that the great Rav Shach would take several hours out of his packed schedule to honor her with his presence at her funeral. When they arrived at the...

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Yaakov’s Broken Wrist

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 4 comments

Yaakov’s Broken Wrist

This Tuesday, my 6-year-old Yaakov was the soccer goalie during recess, and while stopping a ball his wrist got broken. This is actually the first time a child of mine has had a broken limb. And it’s made me realize that when (you’re right-handed and) your right hand’s in a cast, many everyday actions became much more difficult to do: Write. Draw. Eat anything using a fork or spoon. Close (or open) a zipper. Tie shoes. Put on a sweater. Put on a coat (Yaakov’s happy about that part). etc. etc. So when Yaakov found out...

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How the Family of Chani Weinroth A”H Celebrated her Birthday

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 0 comments

How the Family of Chani Weinroth A”H Celebrated her Birthday

Yesterday, Attorney Dovi Weinroth shared with his Facebook followers how he marked the 36th birthday of his late wife, legendary author and lecturer Chani Weinroth, who died of cancer last year. He also shared the chizuk he derived from an unusual source: a traffic ticket: “Today is the 22nd of Shevat. Chani’s birthday. My sweet children requested that we do something special on this date and I approved the idea. “So they did not go to school, and I did not go to work. We went to the Western Wall, we ate in an excellent...

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Viral Chizky’s Chizuk (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in Current Events, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel | 2 comments

Viral Chizky’s Chizuk (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

This video of handicapped, Chassidic 9-year-old Chizky Tornheim has taken the internet by storm. Chizky Tornheim of Kiryat Sefer was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta type 2, an inherited connective tissue disorder found in 1 out of 60,000 live births, and nearly always results in death during infancy. Several years ago, Chizky was transferred from a school for sick children to a regular school, and he even skipped a grade. His video appeal to school principals to enable other special-needs children to attend mainstream schools has turned...

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My Daughter vs. Bibi

Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 2 comments

My Daughter vs. Bibi

Earlier today, PM Netanyahu paid a visit to the seminary where my oldest daughter, 21-year-old Hadas, is studying for the year. In this video, you can see Hadas challenging her prime minister with such a tough question regarding one of his policies* that it took him an entire 7 minutes to answer it. This video makes me feel so proud. Proud of my daughter, who stood up and spoke truth to power. But just as much, this video makes me feel very proud of Israel. Israel isn’t perfect. If it was, Hadas would have no questions at all to ask...

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