The Shalva Band Chooses Shabbat Over Eurovision

The Shalva Band Chooses Shabbat Over Eurovision

The world’s most watched live-music event is the Eurovision contest, with 186 million viewers in 2018. Israel’s Neta Barzilai won this last year’s contest, and last night Israel chose who will represent Israel in this year’s contest, to be held in Tel Aviv. The biggest stars, though, of the finals to choose this year’s representatives […]

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Remembering Ori (6-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

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. […]

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Raising a Chassidic Family in Bangkok

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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My Daughter vs. Bibi

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 […]

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