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Video of IDF Soldier with 6 Kids in Brooklyn Reunited with Family

Video of IDF Soldier with 6 Kids in Brooklyn Reunited with Family

(For those of you who missed it, here is the incredible story behind this wonderful video, as told by Miryam Swerdlov) My friend Sarah’s son served in the IDF when he was a teenager. Since then he got married, they had 6 children and moved to Crown Heights. When the war broke out on October […]

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The Real Reason the Red-Headed Girl was Crying

The Real Reason the Red-Headed Girl was Crying

Yesterday I posted about a young girl who cried at a bar mitzvah I attended when the names of the hostages were read. This morning, my friend Ilana (whose son, David, was the bar mitzvah boy) informed me that this red-headed girl (in photo) is 13-year-old Dariel Bardach-Goldstein, and Hersh Goldberg-Polin (better known since October […]

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The Red-Headed Girl Who Made Me Cry

The Red-Headed Girl Who Made Me Cry

Today I attended the bar mitzvah of the son of my dear friend and learning partner, Ilana. After her son David read (so beautifully) from the Torah, Ilana stood up to read the names of all the hostages as we sang Acheynu, “As for our brothers, the whole house of Israel, who are given over […]

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Pro-Israel Africans Sing: Bring them Home Now!

Pro-Israel Africans Sing: Bring them Home Now!

Over recent months, people from Malawi have been working in agriculture in the Gaza envelope. They arrived in Israel following the departure of the workers from Thailand. These Malawians are pro-Israeli and the issue of the abductees touches their hearts. Their friends back home who are in an acapella band filmed this in support of […]

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An IDF Soldier with a Wife and 6 Kids in Brooklyn by Miryam Swerdlov

An IDF Soldier with a Wife and 6 Kids in Brooklyn by Miryam Swerdlov

My friend Sarah’s son served in the IDF when he was a teenager. Since then he got married, they had 6 children and moved to Crown Heights. When the war broke out on October 7th, he told his wife that if he gets a call from the army that he has to go do reserve […]

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Little Hamantaschen for Little Purim

Little Hamantaschen for Little Purim

My daughter Tsofia’s brilliant idea for Purim Katan. (In years when there are 2 Adars, the day of Purim in the 1st Adar, like today, is called “Purim Katan.”) Shabbat Shalom and Purim (Katan) Sameach!

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El Al’s New Ad: From South America Trek to Gaza Strip (ENGLISH TRANSLATION)

El Al’s New Ad: From South America Trek to Gaza Strip (ENGLISH TRANSLATION)

We all heard stories about Israelis who were on their post-army trek and then rushed back without a second thought on October 7th to protect their homeland. Trekkers turned soldiers are the subject of this heartwarming El Al ad. May all the soldiers come home safe and sound and victorious over our enemies, please Hashem!

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October 7th Survivors Sing Song of Hope and Faith

October 7th Survivors Sing Song of Hope and Faith

I have watched this several times, and each time I get tears in my eyes. This is a special Kululam (an Israeli initiative bringing together large crowds of Israelis to sing a song together) for the survivors of Kibbutz Beeri as well as the members of Kibbutz Hatserim in the Negev, the kibbutz that took […]

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