How Bibi Netanyahu Cured my Son’s Stutter

How Bibi Netanyahu Cured my Son’s Stutter

Israel’s prime minister has been having an incredibly rough 24 hours. As of last night, he is the first presidentially-chosen prime-ministerial candidate following elections to find himself unable to build a coalition. Re-elections have been scheduled for this coming September. But in the Weisberg home this week, Bibi was the source of a major victory. […]

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The Chuppah of Ori Ansbacher HY”D

The Chuppah of Ori Ansbacher HY”D

by Sivan Rahav Meir Yesterday was the first wedding ceremony held underneath the wedding canopy created in memory of Ori Ansbacher. Immediately after she was brutally murdered in Jerusalem, Batsheva Sadan requested for women to send embroidered squares that they had created in Ori’s memory. Over 5,000 (!) women from all around the world created […]

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The Moshav Burned Down, What Now?

The Moshav Burned Down, What Now?

by Sivan Rahav Meir Most of the homes in Moshav Mevo Modi’in (“The Moshav”) were destroyed by fire yesterday. This is a community that was established by disciples of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, most of them Americans. It’s a community of prayer, joy, dancing, and creativity. A place full of spirit – which went up in […]

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Months After 2 Children Died in Fire, Family Blessed with Triplets

Months After 2 Children Died in Fire, Family Blessed with Triplets

The Ginzburg family of Beitar tragically lost their young son and daughter in a fire seven months ago. And this week, b”H, the Ginzburgs welcomed triplets, 2 girls and a boy, into their family. With great emotion, father Rabbi Reuven Ginzburg said, “We received triplets from the Creator of the Universe, and we see that […]

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What I Asked the Bible Contest Winner

What I Asked the Bible Contest Winner

Sometimes Israel feels like a really small country, like this past Independence Day when I realized that the winner of this year’s International Bible Contest, 18-year-old Yonatan Weisman, is the older brother of a boy from the nursery school of my son (whose name, coincidentally, is Yonatan Weisberg). And since then, I’ve been wondering how […]

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The Tichel Outrage

The Tichel Outrage

Linor Abargil is an Israeli lawyer who won the Miss World beauty pageant in 1998. Over the last 2 decades, she has become a global advocate in the fight against sexual violence, as well as an observant Jew. After Abargil was chosen as the MC of this year’s official Independence Day Ceremony, a former judge […]

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