Injured Brother of Rina HY”D Plays “Afilu b’Hastara” (1-Minute Video)

Injured Brother of Rina HY”D Plays “Afilu b’Hastara” (1-Minute Video)

Yesterday, 4 days after his sister was murdered and he and his father were injured by a terrorist’s bomb, Dvir Shnerb played the song “Afilu b’Hastara” on his guitar, as visitors to his hospital room sang along. I cannot stop thinking about this mind-blowing video. 19-year-old Dvir Shnerb, after losing his beloved 17-year-old sister, and […]

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Mourning my Daughter’s Classmate, Rina HY”D (2-Minute Video)

Mourning my Daughter’s Classmate, Rina HY”D (2-Minute Video)

This past Friday, my 17-year-old daughter, Maayan, came up to me looking pale and shaken. “Eema, you heard about the terror attack this morning? The girl who was murdered was Rina Shnerb from my class at Ulpanat Baharan.” And then Maayan rushed off to attend the funeral of her 16-year-old friend, whose father and brother […]

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Bubby’s Siddur and the Story it Tells (2-Minute Video)

Bubby’s Siddur and the Story it Tells (2-Minute Video)

The tear-stained and cracked pages of this grandmother’s prayer book tell the story of Jewish bravery and faith in the face of suffering and deprivation. Special thanks to Nshei Chabad Newsletter Editor Rishe Deitsch, who shared with me this moving video about her namesake and grandmother, Risha Levin.

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The Father of Dvir Sorek HY”D: To Honor Dvir’s Memory, Enjoy Your Vacation

The Father of Dvir Sorek HY”D: To Honor Dvir’s Memory, Enjoy Your Vacation

Following the murder of his 18-year-old son by a terrorist, Dvir Sorek made the following remarkable statement to those who were touched by the tragedy and might have thought of cancelling their vacation plans on account of the murder… “It’s summer now and bain hazmanim and August. Even if Dvir HY”D touched your hearts, maybe […]

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The 1st Interview with the Mother of Ori Ansbacher HY”D (4-Minute Video)

The 1st Interview with the Mother of Ori Ansbacher HY”D (4-Minute Video)

6 months after the brutal murder of her daughter, Ori Ansbacher HY”D, bereaved mother Naea speaks publicly for the first time in this moving and inspiring first interview with Sivan Rahav Meir (with special thanks to Ari and David Schlacht). If you have 10 minutes, I highly recommend you scroll down to watch the entire, […]

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When Her DH Was On a Psychiatric Ward (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

When Her DH Was On a Psychiatric Ward (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

When a young mother’s husband spends 2 months on a psychiatric ward, she brings to life the avoda of the 9 days. Right now, we are in the 9 days of mourning leading up to Tisha B’Av. This is how my teacher, Rabbi Nivin, explains why many people, including me, find feeling sad this time […]

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