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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Adopt a Fallen Israeli Soldier this Yom HaZikaron

Adopt a Fallen Israeli Soldier this Yom HaZikaron

This Tuesday night at 8 PM, like every year on Israel’s Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism, a cloud of mourning will descend over Israel. Israeli Memorial Day is a hard day for me–overshadowed by sadness. But for my neighbor, it is Memorial Day every day of the year. Her teenage […]

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4 Dina Friedman Tools for a Happier Life (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

4 Dina Friedman Tools for a Happier Life (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Simple exercises I learned from Dina Friedman to overcome distress, lack, pain, and judgment.

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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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Poems for Sorah Rosenblatt’s 1st Yahrzeit

Poems for Sorah Rosenblatt’s 1st Yahrzeit

In honor of the 1st yahrzeit this month of poet Sorah Rosenblatt, Ami Magazine published several pages of her poems. Originally from Washington, DC, Sorah Rosenblatt started becoming religious while she was student at University of Maryland. When she graduated in 1967, she made aliya to Israel, married a Yiddish-speaking Breslover Chassid and lived in […]

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