Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s Advice to a Young Widow

Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s Advice to a Young Widow

A brokenhearted widow with several young children once came to the great Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach.   This young widow told Rabbi Shlomo Zalman that she feared that she was to blame for her husband’s death, because of something she might have done wrong. And she had decided that she wanted to take upon herself […]

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2 Young Wives, 2 Tragedies

2 Young Wives, 2 Tragedies

This past Sunday, Israel was struck by the sudden tragic deaths of two amazing young women. 25-year-old Rivka Kapshuk, who got married just 3 weeks ago on December 24th, was killed in a car accident (her husband Tom (Tom ben Orli) remains in critical condition). Rivka was a popular teacher at the Tsvia Maaleh Adumim […]

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Today is the 10 Year Anniversary of a Miracle

Today is the 10 Year Anniversary of a Miracle

On Jan. 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus safely landed in the Hudson River after striking a flock of geese while taking off from New York City. For survivor Ric Elias the experience of almost dying left a lasting impression on him as a human being, husband, and, in his eyes most importantly, as a […]

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A Rare Interview with Michal Gross: 5 Years After the “Exterminator Tragedy”

A Rare Interview with Michal Gross: 5 Years After the “Exterminator Tragedy”

5 years ago this month, the Jewish world was shaken by the horrible tragedy that struck the 2 young daughters of Michal and Shimon Gross, who died after an exterminator sprayed poison in their home. The Grosses’ 2 sons, who were also poisoned, were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. B”H, both boys miraculously […]

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The Home Field Advantage (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Home Field Advantage (1-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What we JewishMOMs can learn from the NFL. My husband’s a big Patriots fan, so yesterday he was telling me about the upcoming playoffs leading up to the Superbowl. Josh explained to me how crucial it is that the Patriots beat a certain team in order to get the home-field advantage during the playoffs and […]

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Only in Israel: A Bus Driver’s Daily Act of Kindness

Only in Israel: A Bus Driver’s Daily Act of Kindness

This week winter came to Israel. Snow, harsh winds, heavy rains, freezing cold. Israelis who have a choice tend to stay home next to their radiators in weather like this. But our IDF soldiers don’t have that option. Neither rain, nor snow, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these dedicated young men and women […]

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