Noga’s Chesed for Her Missing Cousin

Noga’s Chesed for Her Missing Cousin

Today, my neighbor, Noga Malki, told me the following heart-wrenching as well as inspiring story: “I made aliya with my family when I was 10, and my aunt and uncle stayed in America, in Atlanta. Their daughter, my cousin Jenna, came to Israel several times. She was a sweet girl, on the autistic spectrum. She […]

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The 2 Obnoxious Women at the Elul Conference

The 2 Obnoxious Women at the Elul Conference

Yesterday I attended a huge Pre-Rosh Hashana event sponsored by a magazine for religious women. It was incredible! Over 3000 women in the audience from all over Israel, Rabbanit Yemima! Rav Shmuel Eliyahu! Top Israeli singer Yuval Dayan! So, it’s admittedly weird that instead of the powerhouse program, what remains most prominent in my mind […]

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What We Can Learn from the Wives of Alcoholics

What We Can Learn from the Wives of Alcoholics

A few days ago I found out that a woman I know from around the neighborhood is a social worker who, among other things, runs a support group for women with alcoholic husbands.   “Is it a support group especially for religious women?” She smiled and shook her head. “No, we have all kinds of women […]

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“The Cherry on Top”: Shira Shnerb’s Beloved Clothing Gemach

“The Cherry on Top”: Shira Shnerb’s Beloved Clothing Gemach

I first saw this video over a week ago, and I cannot get it out of my mind. I can’t stop thinking about the mother of Rina Shnerb HY”D, and the glorious smile she gets on her face when she mentions “the cherry on top” of her family’s many charity projects–her clothing gemach (charity store) […]

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The Terror Attack that Saved Shira’s Life (2-Minute Video)

The Terror Attack that Saved Shira’s Life (2-Minute Video)

It’s Friday morning, I had planned to spend this morning cooking and cleaning. Definitely not translating a video. But when I saw this unbelievable video about my oldest daughter’s former classmate, Shira Sabag, whom I asked you to pray for 8 months ago after she was critically injured at the terror attack in Givat HaAsaf, […]

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Injured Brother of Rina HY”D Plays “Afilu b’Hastara” (1-Minute Video)

Injured Brother of Rina HY”D Plays “Afilu b’Hastara” (1-Minute Video)

Yesterday, 4 days after his sister was murdered and he and his father were injured by a terrorist’s bomb, Dvir Shnerb played the song “Afilu b’Hastara” on his guitar, as visitors to his hospital room sang along. I cannot stop thinking about this mind-blowing video. 19-year-old Dvir Shnerb, after losing his beloved 17-year-old sister, and […]

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