Amichai Speaks with Shira for 1st Time: “You are a Powerful Woman!”

Amichai Speaks with Shira for 1st Time: “You are a Powerful Woman!”

Yesterday (Tuesday) newlyweds, Shira and Amichai Ish Ran, saw each other for the first time since Sunday’s terror attack. Amichai was brought by wheelchair into the ICU to visit his wife of 9 months holding a bouquet of flowers. Shira’s father, Chaim Silberstein, told Ynet, “Amichai went in to see Shira, and in a flash […]

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Miracle Girl

Miracle Girl

From the Jerusalem Post: “That night,” Liora Silberstein said, “at the hospital…20 people participated in her surgery, which took from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., said Liora, who explained that she passed the time by praying and reciting Psalms in hopes of a miracle. “There was a brief scare in the middle of the operation, […]

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Shira Ish Ran’s Parents: Our Daughter’s Chanukah Miracle

Shira Ish Ran’s Parents: Our Daughter’s Chanukah Miracle

First, an update regarding the couple injured in last night’s terror attack: The baby, delivered by emergency C-section last night, is in critical condition and his life is in immediate danger. Please pray for the “Rach HaNolad ben Shira Yael” (רך הנולד בן שירה יעל). Shira Ish-Ran (Shira Yael bat Liora Sara) remains in the […]

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Shulamit: The Mother of 12’s Autistic Daughter

Shulamit: The Mother of 12’s Autistic Daughter

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the final semifinalist, Shulamit (Shushu), submitted by Leah Goldberg of Zichron Yaakov, Israel: My friend Shushu grew up in a wealthy family, cared for by a nanny in […]

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The Juggling Stepmother

The Juggling Stepmother

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 6th anonymous semifinalist, submitted by Sharona Kotzen of Jerusalem, Israel: I would like to tell you about a Jewish MOM who inspires me, just by being herself. […]

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My Aunt Sonya: After the Holocaust, a Chuppah

My Aunt Sonya: After the Holocaust, a Chuppah

For this year’s Chanukah Contest, I asked readers to nominate mothers who are their personal candle in the darkness, the most inspirational JewishMOM they know. Here is the 5th anonymous semifinalist, Sonya K. of Brooklyn, submitted by Yael Maizels of Ariel, Israel: My Aunt Sonya was born in Warsaw in 1925. She miraculously survived 4 […]

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