“The Holiest Day of My Life”: A Personal Account of Israel’s 1st Elections in 1949

“The Holiest Day of My Life”: A Personal Account of Israel’s 1st Elections in 1949

70 years ago, just 4 years after the Holocaust, and after thousands of more Jewish lives had been lost in Israel’s War of Independence, Rabbi Moshe Alpert went very early one morning in 1949, in his finest Shabbat clothing, to vote in Israel’s first elections. Rabbi Alpert clearly saw the miracle, the Divine hand that […]

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Antisemitic Attacks in Crown Heights: One JewishMOM’s Experience by Tamar Stone

Antisemitic Attacks in Crown Heights: One JewishMOM’s Experience by Tamar Stone

Last year, I was seated in a packed subway train riding back home to Brooklyn with a couple of my daughters. There were some loud people standing in the middle of the train and it seemed that most people were watching their interactions, myself included. Just before my stop, a large man seated across from […]

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3 Years After Henkin Family Terror Attack, a Mazal Tov (3-Minute Video)

3 Years After Henkin Family Terror Attack, a Mazal Tov (3-Minute Video)

Reflections on the bar mitzvah of the oldest son of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin HY”D. Three and a half years ago on Succot, Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin were driving home when they were brutally murdered by Palestinian terrorists in front of their 4 young children. My husband, Joshua, is a program director at […]

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Rachel’s Blessings: My Beloved Mikva Lady HY”D by Toby Klein Greenwald

Rachel’s Blessings: My Beloved Mikva Lady HY”D by Toby Klein Greenwald

Last night I attended the Eden Center’s presentation of Mikva the Musical, Music and Monologues from the Deep. It was a powerful experience for me to hear women talking openly about their mikva experiences, something that we Jewish women rarely share with one another. Some of the monologues were moving, some funny, some painful. This […]

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Eliashiv Ettinger at Bris: And the Baby’s Name is…Achiad (30-Second Video)

Eliashiv Ettinger at Bris: And the Baby’s Name is…Achiad (30-Second Video)

Eliashiv, the oldest son of Rabbi Achiad Ettinger HY”D, announces the name of a baby named after his murdered father. If you ever wondered what Am Yisrael Chai looks like– it looks like this.

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The Death of Stalin: The Untold Purim Story (2-Minute Video)

The Death of Stalin: The Untold Purim Story (2-Minute Video)

A little-known Purim miracle that saved millions of Jews from exile and near-certain death.

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