Mourning Solomon Family Invites Public to Today’s Bris

Mourning Solomon Family Invites Public to Today’s Bris

Following the brutal murder of 3 members of the Solomon family while celebrating the Shalom Zachar of a newborn grandson, the Solomon family has decided to open up the baby’s bris to the public. This week Am Yisrael has mourned with the Solomon family, and B”H today we will be able to celebrate with them […]

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How my Israeli Children are Different from Me

How my Israeli Children are Different from Me

When I was growing up in Baltimore, I learned which neighborhoods were safe and which neighborhoods were dangerous. Which places I could go to, and which places I should carefully avoid. And since I moved to Israel 24 years ago, I’ve been doing the same thing. When I heard that 2 Israeli police officers had […]

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To My Sister in Waiting from Anonymous

To My Sister in Waiting from Anonymous

Dear Sister-in-waiting, I can relate to SO many things you said. I, too, have one child, and am waiting to be blessed with more. My diagnosis is somewhat different. The doctors have deemed my situation as hopeless, that I will never have another child. Yet they couldn’t explain how I had my first child with […]

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My Blind Son’s Miracle: 5 Years Later by Daniella Levy

My Blind Son’s Miracle: 5 Years Later by Daniella Levy

Five years ago, I shared a story with JewishMOM.com about my son, Hallel, who was born with congenital cataracts. This is an update on our situation. At the time I wrote that post, Hallel was two years old, attending a special preschool for children with visual impairments and blindness in Jerusalem, called Gan Eliya. He’s […]

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Waiting by Anonymous

Waiting by Anonymous

My alarm wakes me up at 5:45 AM. I get dressed and make my way down the stairs carefully to avoid the ones that creak. The last thing I want is to wake up my son at this hour. In the cold darkness I get into my car and hope I will make it to […]

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A Special Bar Mitzvah Boy

A Special Bar Mitzvah Boy

A few Shabbats ago, I noticed a friend standing at a kiddush outside a nearby shul. As I was schmoozing with her, I realized I recognized the person making the kiddush. He is a well-known educator who, I realized, was making a bar mitzvah for his son. If I had to describe this educator in […]

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