Rebbetzin Kanyevsky’s Shabbat Candles

Rebbetzin Kanyevsky’s Shabbat Candles

I just read this beautiful story in the newly-released, super-inspirational Eishes Chayil Candle Lighting Treasury by Rabbi Dov Weller (Artscroll) (he also wrote the Eishes Chayil Hagaddah which I LOVED, and plan to use again at this year’s seder): “At one point the Kanievsky home was being repainted and the area where the Rebbetzin’s Shabbos […]

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My Kreplach Crime

My Kreplach Crime

This morning, Jerusalem’s largest supermarket was swarming with at least 500 costumers. I don’t have a car and they don’t do deliveries, so I only brave the crowds there twice a year to pick up frozen kreplach* before Yom Kippur and Purim. In Israeli supermarkets, customers need to insert a 5 NIS coin when they […]

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My Yom Kippur X-Ray

My Yom Kippur X-Ray

This morning I was thinking of walking to the Kotel to engage in some pre-Yom Kippur deep thinking and praying. But then it occurred to me that on the way to the Kotel, I should stop off to do that that chest X-ray my doctor recommended to figure out why I’ve been coughing for so […]

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The Fruit of the Belly

The Fruit of the Belly

I haven’t read this book on pregnancy and birth, but I think author Kineret Dror (whom I met selling her book at the Pnima Conference) came up with the best title EVER for a book about pregnancy. The title “Boreh Pree HaBeten” (The Creator of the Fruit of the Belly) is a play on words […]

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Gilad She’ar’s Final Diary

Gilad She’ar’s Final Diary

3 years have passed since Jews around the world were united in prayer and tears following the kidnapping and brutal murder of Gilad She’ar, Naftali Frankel, and Eyal Yifrach. 10 months after their brutal murder, Israeli police officers presented Gilad She’ar’s mother with an unexpected gift–Gilad’s diary, which had been miraculously discovered within the burnt […]

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The Surprise Waiting for Me at Home as told by Sivan Rahav Meir

The Surprise Waiting for Me at Home as told by Sivan Rahav Meir

Sivan Rachav Meir is an unusual Israeli celebrity– in addition to being a highly-respected and immensely popular TV news reporter she is also a religious mother of 5 young children and a Torah teacher with tens of thousands of students (her first book in English, “#Parasha” was just published last week). Last week Sivan came […]

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