My Experience of the Houston Flood by Rebbetzin Gabi Gelman

My Experience of the Houston Flood by Rebbetzin Gabi Gelman

I am originally from Belle Harbor, New York, and we moved to Houston 14 years ago so my husband could become the rabbi of an Orthodox shul here. There are about 50,000 Jews living in the Houston area. This is the 3rd time our house has flooded. In 2015 we were living in a house […]

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Mourning Solomon Family Invites Public to Today’s Bris

Mourning Solomon Family Invites Public to Today’s Bris

Following the brutal murder of 3 members of the Solomon family while celebrating the Shalom Zachar of a newborn grandson, the Solomon family has decided to open up the baby’s bris to the public. This week Am Yisrael has mourned with the Solomon family, and B”H today we will be able to celebrate with them […]

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How Being a Mom in Israel is Different

How Being a Mom in Israel is Different

In many ways, my life looks like the life of any mother anywhere in the world. This morning, for example, I woke up long before I would have liked to. Then woke up my kids (long before they would have liked to). Then fed them breakfast. Then spoke too harshly to my daughter cause she […]

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Pearl Benisch: From Auschwitz to Jerusalem

Pearl Benisch: From Auschwitz to Jerusalem

In an article* that appeared about Holocaust survivor and author Pearl Benisch ob”m in Family First this week, a friend recalls asking for her perspective during a dark period of recent Israeli history. This was Pearl Benisch’s powerful response: “In November, 1943, I was taken to the gas chambers. “It was a Friday night and […]

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I Had Post Partum Psychosis, Do Not Demonize Me by Anonymous

I Had Post Partum Psychosis, Do Not Demonize Me by Anonymous

I just received this letter in response to the post My Postpartum Nightmare. The writer makes a very important point, which prompted me to clarify my wording in the original article. I also wanted to share her experience and insights with all of you. Hi Mrs. Weisberg, When I was studying in Israel around ten […]

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Meeting the Knesset Member and Mom

Meeting the Knesset Member and Mom

Yesterday I traveled almost 2 hours on a bumpy bus along winding back roads to a place Israelis would call “The End of the World, and then Turn Left.” That’s where my daughter’s high school is, and when I finally got off the bus, and asked a group of soldiers by the bus stop where […]

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