Getting Married, Corona-Style (1-Minute Video)

Getting Married, Corona-Style (1-Minute Video)

A few hours ago, a young couple named Anava and Yaron managed to celebrate their marriage with a large wedding–while maintaining the strict regulations of the Ministry of Health banning gatheringsĀ of more than 10 people. The couple got married at Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav (I could hear the celebrations from my living room). And this was […]

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Maia’s Wedding Was Just Cancelled Because of Pandemic: Please Send her a Mazal Tov!

Maia’s Wedding Was Just Cancelled Because of Pandemic: Please Send her a Mazal Tov!

I just found out that my daughter’s best friend Maia and her fiance, Avidan, have had to cancel the wedding they planned for next Sunday with 450 guests, the first child’s wedding for both families. Instead, since gatherings of over 10 people have been banned, 22-year-olds Maia and Avidan will be getting married this Friday […]

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Charity and Prayer on Purim

Charity and Prayer on Purim

On Purim, “Any person who puts out his hand [to request charity], we give him,” without checking whether he is a worthy recipient or not. And the same is true on Purim on a spiritual level: we pray, and God gives, whether we are worthy or not. It’s interesting that the exact wording of the […]

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Mazal Tov! Bible-Quiz Champs Wed

Mazal Tov! Bible-Quiz Champs Wed

Almost 2 years ago, Azriel Shelat of Hatsor HaGlilit won 1st place in the International Bible Quiz for Jewish youth. And 2 weeks ago, the girl who had won 2nd Place, Uriya Cohen of Kiryat Shmuel, received a wonderful consolation prize from Azriel–a wedding ring. Mazal tov!

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My 24th Anniversary Sea Glass

My 24th Anniversary Sea Glass

Josh and I just got back from an overnight trip to Tel Aviv to celebrate our 24th anniversary. Early this morning, I went on my own to the beach to daven, and I noticed these pieces of sea glass. At the entrance to the beach, I’d seen signs announcing that it’s strictly prohibited to bring […]

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My Fallen Letters

My Fallen Letters

This morning, for the first time, I attended the weekly meditation group of renowned Old City author and teacher, Sarah Yehudit Schneider. Sarah Yehudit started off with a selection from her book PurimBursts. The following teaching, in particular, was met with audible “wows” from the women present: “Heichal HaBrocha adds a beautiful twist to his […]

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