The Childless Couple and the Monster’s Blessing

The Childless Couple and the Monster’s Blessing

As told by Rabbi Fischel Schachter, as heard from the previous Belzer Rebbe: Many years ago there was a rabbi and a rebbetzin who still didn’t have any children. At one point the rabbi came to the Kozhnitzer Maggid, and he wept and told him, “Please give me a blessing for children…Otherwise, I won’t survive.” […]

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The Tichel Outrage

The Tichel Outrage

Linor Abargil is an Israeli lawyer who won the Miss World beauty pageant in 1998. Over the last 2 decades, she has become a global advocate in the fight against sexual violence, as well as an observant Jew. After Abargil was chosen as the MC of this year’s official Independence Day Ceremony, a former judge […]

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Who’s That Kibbutznik in a Headscarf?! (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Who’s That Kibbutznik in a Headscarf?! (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My daughter, Hallel, is doing her national service this year volunteering with the elderly. And one of the places she volunteers is on a secular kibbutz. At the kibbutz’s ceremony for Israel’s Memorial Day, Hallel noticed something highly unusual. Right there, among all the secular kibbutz members, was one woman wearing a headscarf. So after […]

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92-Year-Old Foster Mom to 52 Steals the Show this Yom Haatsmaut

92-Year-Old Foster Mom to 52 Steals the Show this Yom Haatsmaut

Every year, 12 Israelis are chosen to light the torches that mark the transition from Memorial Day’s mourning to Independence Day’s celebrations. In this video, watch Marie Nachmias, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor and mother of 8 (plus foster mother to 52 children, many of whom were severely disabled) bring the house down! Even Prime Minister […]

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Shira and Amichai Ish Ran, 6 Months Later (5-Minute Yom HaZikaron Interview)

Shira and Amichai Ish Ran, 6 Months Later (5-Minute Yom HaZikaron Interview)

In honor of Israel’s Memorial Day, for the first time Shira and Amichai Ish Ran reenact the night that would change their lives forever. They talk about the baby they lost, as well as the gift their baby gave them, and to millions of others, during his 3 days alive. On the eve of Yom […]

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Saluting the Women of Valour, Under Fire (1-Minute Video)

Saluting the Women of Valour, Under Fire (1-Minute Video)

Before today’s ceasefire, over the course of 48 hours, there were 690 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel’s citizens, injuring dozens and killing 4. Over 200,000 children were targetted by those rockets, and spent those 2 days home from school, living in fear of the next siren. This is a salute to the mothers of […]

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