Remembering Rabbanit Yemima’s Father, Rabbi Eli Natan Rothschild zt”l

Remembering Rabbanit Yemima’s Father, Rabbi Eli Natan Rothschild zt”l

I got the SMS yesterday at 5:20 that Rabbanit Yemima’s father, Rabbi Eli Natan Rothschild, had passed away after an extended illness at the age of 93 and that the funeral would take place at 6 PM. So I picked up my purse and rushed over. I first met Rabbanit Yemima 18 years ago when […]

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The Last Person to Finish the New York Marathon

The Last Person to Finish the New York Marathon

Large crowds of journalists, TV reporters, and regular folks await the first runners to finish the New York Marathon. But what about those competitors who finish last? The video below is about those people who arrive at the finish line running, walking, or being pushed in a wheelchair many hours after the journalists have gone […]

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One Reason I’m Relieved I Lost by Hillary Clinton

One Reason I’m Relieved I Lost by Hillary Clinton

[Shortly after losing November’s election, I attended my 2-year-old granddaughter] Charlotte’s dance recital. It’s enchanting to watch a bunch of squirming, giggling 2-year-olds trying to dance in unison. Some are intensely focused (that would be my granddaughter), some are trying to talk to their parents in the audience, and one girl just sat down and […]

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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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