Rachel’s Blessings: My Beloved Mikva Lady HY”D by Toby Klein Greenwald

Rachel’s Blessings: My Beloved Mikva Lady HY”D by Toby Klein Greenwald

Last night I attended the Eden Center’s presentation of Mikva the Musical, Music and Monologues from the Deep. It was a powerful experience for me to hear women talking openly about their mikva experiences, something that we Jewish women rarely share with one another. Some of the monologues were moving, some funny, some painful. This […]

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The Miracle That Happened to My Friend

The Miracle That Happened to My Friend

This morning I attended a friend’s seudat hodaya, a special meal to give thanks. My friend wanted to express her gratitude to Hashem for a miracle she’d experienced. A mind-blowing miracle, in fact. When my friend told her young nieces that she was having a seudat hodaya, they responded with something akin to horror, “What […]

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Eliashiv Ettinger at Bris: And the Baby’s Name is…Achiad (30-Second Video)

Eliashiv Ettinger at Bris: And the Baby’s Name is…Achiad (30-Second Video)

Eliashiv, the oldest son of Rabbi Achiad Ettinger HY”D, announces the name of a baby named after his murdered father. If you ever wondered what Am Yisrael Chai looks like– it looks like this.

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The Drug Addict Who Disrupted My Megila Reading (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Drug Addict Who Disrupted My Megila Reading (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s teachings on the costumes we wear all year round. This Purim morning, I went with a few of my older kids to the Central Bus Station, where we heard Chabad would be having continuous Megila readings throughout the day. (G-d bless, Chabad!) There were about 15 people there for the megila reading, […]

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Mother of 2 Fallen IDF Soldiers: How to be Truly Happy (1-Minute Video)

Mother of 2 Fallen IDF Soldiers: How to be Truly Happy (1-Minute Video)

In honor of Purim, Miriam Peretz, a widow and mother of 2 fallen IDF soldiers, explains how to achieve true happiness.

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In Eulogy by Son of Rabbi Ettinger HY”D: Abba, Thank You For Choosing to Marry Eema

In Eulogy by Son of Rabbi Ettinger HY”D: Abba, Thank You For Choosing to Marry Eema

Yesterday, over 2500 people attended the funeral of Rabbi Achiad Ettinger HY”D, a rosh yeshiva and father of 12 who devoted his life to the Torah and the Jewish people. In his eulogy, through tears, Rabbi Ettinger’s oldest son, Elyashiv, said these following final words to his father: “Abba, I promise you that I will […]

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