Adopt a Fallen Israeli Soldier this Yom HaZikaron

Adopt a Fallen Israeli Soldier this Yom HaZikaron

This Tuesday night at 8 PM, like every year on Israel’s Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism, a cloud of mourning will descend over Israel. Israeli Memorial Day is a hard day for me–overshadowed by sadness. But for my neighbor, it is Memorial Day every day of the year. Her teenage […]

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70 Years of Israeli Independence: We Have What to Be Proud Of (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

70 Years of Israeli Independence: We Have What to Be Proud Of (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

My daughters showed me this sweet commercial in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday this Thursday. I remember when Israel turned 50, and 60, and now 70! Wow, happy birthday to my dear, beloved country:)

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Why Bring Children into this Cruel World? Rabbanit Yemima on Yom HaShoah

Why Bring Children into this Cruel World? Rabbanit Yemima on Yom HaShoah

Who is still left today from the Shoah? In my class this week, a Holocaust survivor spoke. She was a 9-year-old girl when the Nazis arrived in her town. The only Holocaust survivors who are among us today are the ones who were little then. And their mothers sowed a seed. They planted within the […]

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Poems for Sorah Rosenblatt’s 1st Yahrzeit

Poems for Sorah Rosenblatt’s 1st Yahrzeit

In honor of the 1st yahrzeit this month of poet Sorah Rosenblatt, Ami Magazine published several pages of her poems. Originally from Washington, DC, Sorah Rosenblatt started becoming religious while she was student at University of Maryland. When she graduated in 1967, she made aliya to Israel, married a Yiddish-speaking Breslover Chassid and lived in […]

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Mrs. Perfect’s Disabled Baby

Mrs. Perfect’s Disabled Baby

Yesterday, Hallel’s school had a special mother-daughter event for the 12th graders: a panel featuring mothers from the class about how they’d made the most important decisions in their lives. When the fourth mother on the panel started speaking, I whispered “Wow!” into Hallel’s ear. This is the story she told us: When I first […]

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600 Holocaust Survivors, Children and Grandchildren Sing to Life (4-Minute Powerful Video)

600 Holocaust Survivors, Children and Grandchildren Sing to Life (4-Minute Powerful Video)

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day this Thursday, 600 Holocaust survivors, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered together to sing a song in honor of life and hope. I watched this incredibly powerful video 3 times, and it moved me to tears each time. Watching this, I can’t help remembering that behind each and every […]

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