The Soundtrack of My India Trip: “Sun” Performed by Bnaya Barabi (3-Minute Music Video)

The Soundtrack of My India Trip: “Sun” Performed by Bnaya Barabi (3-Minute Music Video)

During my trip to India, daughter Hallel played this song for me. And after that we listened to it again, and again, and again. Day after day. It’s about letting God light up your life, so you can become a sun to the world. So you are hereby forewarned, this song is addictive. But it’s […]

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Do Whatever You Want, Except…(2-Minute Viral Poetry Slam on Tsnius)

Do Whatever You Want, Except…(2-Minute Viral Poetry Slam on Tsnius)

LOVE this poetry slam on the challenges of dressing modestly in the modern world by Reut Gizbar. Go, go, go Reut!

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“Jews Weren’t Put on Earth to be Anti-Anti Semites” (6-Minute “No-Hate, No Fear” Video)

“Jews Weren’t Put on Earth to be Anti-Anti Semites” (6-Minute “No-Hate, No Fear” Video)

New York Times columnist Bari Weiss gave the following powerful speech at the No Hate, No Fear solidarity march last week in New York. There were an estimated 25,000 people in attendance protesting the recent outbreak of anti-Semitic attacks: My name is Bari Weiss. I am a proud American. I am a proud New Yorker. […]

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A Painful Loss, and the Song I Wrote After by Franciska

A Painful Loss, and the Song I Wrote After by Franciska

“There is nothing more complete than a broken heart” – Rabbi Nachman M’breslav I composed and dedicated a new song after experiencing a painful loss. In an interview with Miriam Grunhaus on my podcast one year ago, she introduced me to the concept of kintsugi. “In Japan, when pottery breaks it is often restored with […]

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Yud Tes Kislev: The Photo that Took My Breath Away by Rabbi YY Jacobson

Yud Tes Kislev: The Photo that Took My Breath Away by Rabbi YY Jacobson

It’s Yud Tes Kislev, 1798. The Alter Rebbe’s free at last. I’ll try to depict the scene. The rabbi is innocent, and he goes out, and for the Czar life moved on. It was a celebration for the Chassidim living in Russia, who were completely subjugated to the Czarist regime, which was very harsh on […]

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Being a Jewish Mother is Not a Waste of My Time! by Sivan Rahav Meir

Being a Jewish Mother is Not a Waste of My Time! by Sivan Rahav Meir

Whoever brings children into the world “wastes” his free time. Whoever keeps Shabbat “wastes” one-seventh of the time he can earn (and spend) money. Whoever learns Torah “wastes” time that could be spent learning a practical profession. Opposite this utilitarian perspective, there is a verse in this week’s Torah portion that expresses a completely different […]

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