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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Why Bring Children into this Cruel World? Rabbanit Yemima on Yom HaShoah

Why Bring Children into this Cruel World? Rabbanit Yemima on Yom HaShoah

Who is still left today from the Shoah? In my class this week, a Holocaust survivor spoke. She was a 9-year-old girl when the Nazis arrived in her town. The only Holocaust survivors who are among us today are the ones who were little then. And their mothers sowed a seed. They planted within the […]

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600 Holocaust Survivors, Children and Grandchildren Sing to Life (4-Minute Powerful Video)

600 Holocaust Survivors, Children and Grandchildren Sing to Life (4-Minute Powerful Video)

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day this Thursday, 600 Holocaust survivors, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered together to sing a song in honor of life and hope. I watched this incredibly powerful video 3 times, and it moved me to tears each time. Watching this, I can’t help remembering that behind each and every […]

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The Fastest Israeli Woman is a Religious Mother of 5

The Fastest Israeli Woman is a Religious Mother of 5

This morning I heard the surprising news that the winner of last Friday’s Jerusalem marathon–for Israeli women– was a religious mother of 5 kids. So here it is, the true yet unbelievable story behind the JewishMOM buzz. Beatie (what a perfect name for a champion runner!) Deutsch, originally from New York, is a 28-year-mother of […]

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