Mom Under Fire in the Golan Heights as told by Chana Frazin

Mom Under Fire in the Golan Heights as told by Chana Frazin

I grew up in Great Neck, New York and my husband, Alan, is from Arizona. We moved to Moshav Yonatan in the Golan 8 years ago, and we live here with our 4 kids: Yehuda (12), Shalom Yitzchak (10), Bracha (7), and Maayan (4). We moved here because my husband and I have a lot […]

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The Most Adorable Lag Baomer Video I’ve Ever Seen (30 Seconds)

The Most Adorable Lag Baomer Video I’ve Ever Seen (30 Seconds)

5 years ago my husband made this video of 3-year-old boys circling the Lag Ba’Omer bonfire on their fathers’ shoulders in Meah Shearim, in preparation for their first haircuts. I think this is SO adorable! From now on, once a week I will be re-posting one of my favorite all-time posts from JewishMOM.com…So all of […]

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What Happened to the Baby Born the Same Day as Israel?

What Happened to the Baby Born the Same Day as Israel?

70 years ago today, the joy of Jews around the world knew no bounds when Ben Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel. Afterwards, Ben Gurion and the gathered crowd sang HaTikva and the Shehechiyanu prayer was recited. But Ben Gurion wasn’t aware that that very day, just a few miles away away, […]

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Goodnight Shawn: A Fallen IDF Soldier’s Goodbye Letters to His Loved Ones (3-Minute Video)

Goodnight Shawn: A Fallen IDF Soldier’s Goodbye Letters to His Loved Ones (3-Minute Video)

In 2014, IDF soldier Shawn Mondshine was killed while fighting in the Gaza War. Following his tragic death, the goodbye letters he had written to his family and friends were found in his phone. This whole morning I was trying to figure out what to post today, a post that would capture this day of […]

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My Charedi Best Friend and Yom HaZikaron

My Charedi Best Friend and Yom HaZikaron

If I’m having a hard day, the first person I call is my beloved friend, Tova. And if she’s struggling with something, she calls me. But for quite a few years, there was one week a year when I refused to speak to Tova, because I was angry at her. That week was the first […]

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70 Years of Israeli Independence: We Have What to Be Proud Of (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

70 Years of Israeli Independence: We Have What to Be Proud Of (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

My daughters showed me this sweet commercial in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday this Thursday. I remember when Israel turned 50, and 60, and now 70! Wow, happy birthday to my dear, beloved country:)

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