After Divorce, will Noa Trade in Her Scarf for a Sheitl? (4-Minute Video)

After Divorce, will Noa Trade in Her Scarf for a Sheitl? (4-Minute Video)

I found this episode of Yes Man so powerful, hearing newly divorced Noa Yaron Dayan reflecting on what her beloved headscarf meant to her over the course of her 20 years of marriage, and what it represents to her now that she is divorced. My daughter and I watched this together on Saturday night, and […]

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Ode to That Mother Feeding Her Baby at 4 AM by Rabbi Menachem Nissel

Ode to That Mother Feeding Her Baby at 4 AM by Rabbi Menachem Nissel

Rav Yerucham of Mir asked how we know if a person has achieved greatness. And the answer, Rav Yerucham explains, is that we can always know if a person has achieved true Jewish greatness by watching how they do small things. If in those small things you see greatness then everything about them is great. […]

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Triplets in Manhattan (5-Minute Inspirational Video)

Triplets in Manhattan (5-Minute Inspirational Video)

Rabbi Uriel and Shevy Vigler of Chabad of the Upper East Side had 5 small children when they were shocked to discover that Shevy was pregnant with triplets. This inspirational video about what it’s like raising a big family moved me to tears. [Warning: watching this video is likely to make you want to have […]

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When Noa’s OTD Son Even Says “No” to Bar Mitzvah (3-Minute Moving Video)

When Noa’s OTD Son Even Says “No” to Bar Mitzvah (3-Minute Moving Video)

I wrote a few weeks about Noa Yaron Dayan, a well-known rabbanit and writer, whose world came crashing down 2 years ago when her famous rabbi (now ex-) husband stopped being observant, and most of her 7 children followed his lead. In this video, we see how Noa faces a mind-boggling challenge–her off-the-derech almost 13-year-old […]

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Mother Surprises Soldier Son (45-Second Moving Video)

Mother Surprises Soldier Son (45-Second Moving Video)

Not sure any mother can watch this without getting tears in her eyes (I certainly couldn’t). Logan Brenner made aliya on his own from the US, and just completed the 8-month course in combat engineering. At the ceremony marking the course’s completion, a surprise awaits him. Watching this reminds me, no matter how big our […]

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When I Left My Husband All Alone with Our 5 Kids by Sivan Rahav Meir

When I Left My Husband All Alone with Our 5 Kids by Sivan Rahav Meir

Last week I went to Montreal all by myself. Yedidya, my husband, stayed with the kids in New York. I was posting and doing live broadcasts and a lot of reports, and everyone was texting me “Wow, great job! Good for you! You are amazing!” So I was getting all this flattering feedback: “Wow! How […]

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