Pearl Benish: From Auschwitz to Jerusalem

Pearl Benish: From Auschwitz to Jerusalem

In an article* that appeared about Holocaust survivor and author Pearl Benish ob”m in Family First this week, a friend recalls asking for her perspective during a dark period of recent Israeli history. This was Pearl Benish’s powerful response: “In November, 1943, I was taken to the gas chambers. “It was a Friday night and […]

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My Personal Exodus from Egypt

My Personal Exodus from Egypt

Those of you who have been following this blog for a long time will remember that I lived for 20 years in a different Jerusalem neighborhood called Nachlaot. For 16 of those years, we loved Nachlaot. We loved our home, we loved the market next door, we loved the huge collection of friends and neighbors […]

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The Mother of the JCC Bomb-Threat Caller (11-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Mother of the JCC Bomb-Threat Caller (11-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Why I think the mother of the JCC bomb-threat caller gets an A+.

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I Took the Suitcase full of Bricks

I Took the Suitcase full of Bricks

Two men carrying 2 suitcases walked into a hotel. One suitcase was full of diamonds, the other was full of bricks. The men left their suitcases at the front desk and went to their rooms. When the bellhop arrived at the room of the diamond merchant carrying a suitcase, he was drenched with sweat and […]

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Dafna Meir’s Controversial New Biography

Dafna Meir’s Controversial New Biography

Following the horrific murder of Dafna Meir last year, people around the world heard bits and pieces about her and her life. We heard how, at the age of 10, a family court removed Dafna from her home and placed her in an orphanage. We read how, before they even married, she and her husband, […]

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Dancing Behind People in Jerusalem (1-Minute Funny Video)

Dancing Behind People in Jerusalem (1-Minute Funny Video)

Meir Kay never fails to make me smile…Happy Purim!

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