The Viral Yom Kippur Song of Ricka Razel’s Daughter

The Viral Yom Kippur Song of Ricka Razel’s Daughter

I (and thousands of others) watched this incredibly uplifting song from the Yom Kippur service performed by Ricka Razel and her daughter Halleli right before Yom Kippur, and I sang it over and over during the fast.   I’d heard Halleli was a good singer but I had no idea just HOW gifted she is! […]

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“The Cherry on Top”: Shira Shnerb’s Beloved Clothing Gemach

“The Cherry on Top”: Shira Shnerb’s Beloved Clothing Gemach

I first saw this video over a week ago, and I cannot get it out of my mind. I can’t stop thinking about the mother of Rina Shnerb HY”D, and the glorious smile she gets on her face when she mentions “the cherry on top” of her family’s many charity projects–her clothing gemach (charity store) […]

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Why a Woman’s Prayer is More Powerful than a Man’s

Why a Woman’s Prayer is More Powerful than a Man’s

I heard this explanation from Rabbi Fischel Schachter, and I think it’s not only beautiful–it’s true! “There’s a question about whether women are required to pray with a minyan, or not. So some people say “Here we go again! Judaism disrespects women.” But in fact, the reason women can pray on their own is just […]

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My 5 Ultimate Life Goals (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My 5 Ultimate Life Goals (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Defining and defending my top priorities. One day last week I did one of my favorite Elul exercises (instructions below) which, in 15 minutes, enables us to get right to the core of our ultimate lifetime goals and dreams. And here, I discovered, are mine: To have a close, supportive family (immediate and extended) and […]

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The Terror Attack that Saved Shira’s Life (2-Minute Video)

The Terror Attack that Saved Shira’s Life (2-Minute Video)

It’s Friday morning, I had planned to spend this morning cooking and cleaning. Definitely not translating a video. But when I saw this unbelievable video about my oldest daughter’s former classmate, Shira Sabag, whom I asked you to pray for 8 months ago after she was critically injured at the terror attack in Givat HaAsaf, […]

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Hearing the Shofar’s Call from a Hindu Temple (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Hearing the Shofar’s Call from a Hindu Temple (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The shofar blast that reminded my daughter in India that Elul is here. My oldest daughter, 21-year-old Hadas, is traveling around India for the next month. And before Shabbat she shared an incredible story with me. That morning, she had been walking by a Hindu Temple, when she suddenly heard shofar blasts coming from the […]

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