The Fire that Nearly Consumed my Daughter’s High School

The Fire that Nearly Consumed my Daughter’s High School

This past week Israel has been battling one of the most fierce and wide-spread waves of fires in its history. One of the worst-hit communities in the country has been Neve Tsuf (AKA Halamish), where the fire (which, like many of the fires nationwide, was set by Palestinian arsonists) burnt the homes of 20 families […]

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We are a Miracle –Yaakov Shwekey (5-Minute Music Video)

We are a Miracle –Yaakov Shwekey (5-Minute Music Video)

I don’t remember the last time a video made me cry this hard–twice. The video’s creator, Mendy Pellin, managed to squeeze in 2 millenia of Jewish pain, persecution, and triumph into 5-minutes. The video’s message: our greatest victory? Each and every Jewish child.

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What Hillary Reminded Me

What Hillary Reminded Me

Watching Hillary Clinton in this presidential race has gotten me thinking… Not about foreign policy or domestic policy. But rather about me and my life. I look at Hillary and I am reminded of a dream I had many moons ago–to have it all. A husband, children, and, most importantly, an impressive career. In college, […]

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Gene Wilder z”l: “What Would You Give Up for the Torah?” (6-Minute Moving Video)

Gene Wilder z”l: “What Would You Give Up for the Torah?” (6-Minute Moving Video)

Actor Gene Wilder passed away yesterday at the age of 83. Gene Wilder was a self-proclaimed atheist but a proud Jew, writing in 2005, “I have no other religion. I feel very Jewish and I feel very grateful to be Jewish. But I don’t believe in God or anything to do with the Jewish religion.” […]

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Rebbetzin Jungreis’ Greatness (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Rebbetzin Jungreis’ Greatness (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What was the secret of Rebbetzin Jungreis zt”l?

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Pre-Tisha-B’Av Scrumptious Dairy Food Celebration?

Pre-Tisha-B’Av Scrumptious Dairy Food Celebration?

Last Thursday night we entered the 9 Days of mourning leading up to the anniversary of the destruction of the Temple, Tisha B’Av. Tisha b’Av is the saddest day of the Jewish calendar when we remember all the tragedies suffered by the Jewish people during this long and bitter exile. During these 9 Days, in […]

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