The Nachlaot Pedophile Ring and Queen Esther

The Nachlaot Pedophile Ring and Queen Esther

I occasionally still get phone calls from journalists who want to interview me about the Nachlaot pedophile ring, which I used to write about a lot before we moved. But since we left Nachlaot 4 years ago, I’ve forwarded all those requests to my husband. That nightmare of a case consumed 4 years of my […]

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Another Mazal Tov for the Impossible Shidduch: 5 Girls and Now a Boy!

Another Mazal Tov for the Impossible Shidduch: 5 Girls and Now a Boy!

This morning I attended a very special bris, for an 8-day-old boy named Shalem Yedidya Chedvat. Every bris is special, but what added the “very” to the special of this morning’s event? First, Shalem Yedidya is the new baby brother of my daughter’s best friend, Tamar (which means we Weisbergs have been eagerly anticipating and […]

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The Mama Sali

The Mama Sali

This morning, I saw my neighbor Sali walking her 2 sons to gan and school. And seeing her, I remembered that in a book I’m reading, an amazing mother was referred to (tongue in cheek) as “The Mama Sali.” A play on the name of the great Sephardi rabbi and kabbalist Rabbi Israel Abuhatzeira, the […]

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A Letter to My Son, the Lone IDF Soldier by Jamie Rubin

A Letter to My Son, the Lone IDF Soldier by Jamie Rubin

A year and a half ago, 19-year-old Natanel Rubin of London volunteered for the IDF as a lone soldier with the Kfir infantry brigade. Here is a letter his mother, Jamie, sent Natanel when he returned to the army after a month-long vacation. [Since this letter was written, Natanel completed his IDF service, and is […]

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The Soundtrack of My India Trip: “Sun” Performed by Bnaya Barabi (3-Minute Music Video)

The Soundtrack of My India Trip: “Sun” Performed by Bnaya Barabi (3-Minute Music Video)

During my trip to India, daughter Hallel played this song for me. And after that we listened to it again, and again, and again. Day after day. It’s about letting God light up your life, so you can become a sun to the world. So you are hereby forewarned, this song is addictive. But it’s […]

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Yosef’s Wife Died, and Then He Did Too

Yosef’s Wife Died, and Then He Did Too

On the other side of my wall, there is a shiva taking place for my 84-year-old neighbor, Yosef, who passed away last week. When we moved into our home 4 years ago, Yosef’s wife of almost 60 years was already very ill, and within a few months she had passed away. She died from a […]

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