92-Year-Old Foster Mom to 52 Steals the Show this Yom Haatsmaut

92-Year-Old Foster Mom to 52 Steals the Show this Yom Haatsmaut

Every year, 12 Israelis are chosen to light the torches that mark the transition from Memorial Day’s mourning to Independence Day’s celebrations. In this video, watch Marie Nachmias, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor and mother of 8 (plus foster mother to 52 children, many of whom were severely disabled) bring the house down! Even Prime Minister […]

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Remembering Marta: From Auschwitz to Lebanon–Until Yom HaZikaron by Sivan Rahav Meir

Remembering Marta: From Auschwitz to Lebanon–Until Yom HaZikaron by Sivan Rahav Meir

Over the last few months, I had been filming a special news report for Memorial Day in which I wanted to tell the following story: Marta and Yosef Motzen were Holocaust survivors. Their son, Avremi, who was a student at the Kol Torah and Shaalavim yeshivas, fell in the Lebanon War when his tank set […]

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Saluting the Women of Valour, Under Fire (1-Minute Video)

Saluting the Women of Valour, Under Fire (1-Minute Video)

Before today’s ceasefire, over the course of 48 hours, there were 690 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel’s citizens, injuring dozens and killing 4. Over 200,000 children were targetted by those rockets, and spent those 2 days home from school, living in fear of the next siren. This is a salute to the mothers of […]

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Today’s Sharon’s 70s Birthday, and Her Daughter’s in the ICU!

Today’s Sharon’s 70s Birthday, and Her Daughter’s in the ICU!

Please write a comment to send some love to my dear friends JewishMOM Sharon Saunders and her daughter Ruthie (featured in this video I made 11 years ago “My Heroes Live Next Door”). Ruthie has inoperable liver cancer and at this moment she is in the ICU fighting for her life. And today, which Sharon […]

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My Son’s Bar Mitzvah, Under Fire by Dalia Harel

My Son’s Bar Mitzvah, Under Fire by Dalia Harel

This Shabbat we celebrated the bar mitzvah of our son, Noam, at our synagogue in Sderot. We spent months preparing for the bar mitzvah, inviting guests from all over the country, and setting up a serious kiddush for the entire community. Noam read all of Parshat Kedoshim beautifully: ‘You shall be holy,’ ‘Love your neighbor […]

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After the Shoah, the Photo the Ponovezher Rav Kept in His Pocket

After the Shoah, the Photo the Ponovezher Rav Kept in His Pocket

This incredible story appears in the newly-released bestseller “Sulam Yaakov” by Yedidya and Sivan (Rahav) Meir. Rav Kahaneman, the Ponovezher Rav, lost his wife and three of his four children in the Shoah. When the Nazis entered Ponovezh in August 1941 they conducted a systematic annihilation of all the Jews in the city. Hundreds of […]

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