What Women Who Live Past 100 Have in Common

What Women Who Live Past 100 Have in Common

First of all, if you are a woman and you would like to live a long life, you are in luck! In 103 out of the 104 countries* that report their citizens’ life spans to the UN, women live longer than men (the only exception was Bangladesh). And what about the elite crowd who reach […]

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If My Husband Was Still Alive, He Would Have Been at That Stage Last Night by Yael Shevach

If My Husband Was Still Alive, He Would Have Been at That Stage Last Night by Yael Shevach

Hello, this is Yael Shevach, the widow of Rabbi Raziel Shevach HY”D who was murdered by a terrorist while driving home a year ago last month. An important event took place yesterday, a great celebration at the International Conference Center in Jerusalem. Rabbinic certification was granted to 789 new rabbis in Israel. It was a […]

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When an American Sem Girl Took a Wrong Turn in the Old City

When an American Sem Girl Took a Wrong Turn in the Old City

My husband, Joshua, is the director of a post-high school Torah-study program for girls. Here’s the incredible story he heard this week from his student, Avigail Besser.  Last Thursday, I was walking to the Kotel, but I’m not so good at directions, and it was at night. And before I knew it, I’d walked down […]

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Good News! Good News Choir CDs Now Available for FREE

Good News! Good News Choir CDs Now Available for FREE

After last week’s post about Mevaser Tov, the Good News Choir, women from around the world were asking how they can buy these incredible, uplifting CDs. The group’s founders, Ruti Sofer and Chana Yael Abramson, have generously decided to make their “Singing Gemach” international by allowing free downloads of their CDs at the links below. […]

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Here’s Why I Don’t Take My Kids Shopping (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Here’s Why I Don’t Take My Kids Shopping (3-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Elevating the daily grind of motherhood. I don’t usually take my 3 youngest kids shopping anywhere further than the corner store, because they want this and that and also this, and “Eema, you never bought us an afikomen present last Passover!” And I end up getting all worn out and snappy and headachey. And no-no-no […]

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After Hodaya’s Accident, a Unique Report Card

After Hodaya’s Accident, a Unique Report Card

The following was written by a teacher from Noam Tzvia high school in Afula. Report cards are supposed to give a summary of academic achievements, but the following report card is, in my opinion, a lesson in itself, a lesson about what is truly important in life. Hodaya bat Ilana, an 11th grader at our […]

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