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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Chizuk Blitz

Chizuk Blitz
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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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9 Months after the Accident by Adina Rachel Leibowitz

9 Months after the Accident by Adina Rachel Leibowitz

[Two weeks ago the neighborhood coordinator asked me to send a meal to Adina Rachel following the birth of a baby girl, and the very next day I recognized her when I ran into her at shul. Adina Rachel shared her difficult yet empowering and inspiring story behind this birth with me and she graciously […]

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My Daughter’s New Saying

My Daughter’s New Saying

My daughter Moriya is a national-service girl who travels all around Israel doing outward-bound type workshops with kids at risk. Often things don’t go exactly the way she planned. Often, in fact, things don’t go the way she planned AT ALL. So she made up a new saying, which she says to herself when things […]

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A Walking Miracle

A Walking Miracle

After losing a leg in combat, this soldier thought he would never walk again. But B”H thanks to Israeli medical know-how and iron-clad determination and faith, he is now walking! There are SO many injured soldiers, including many who have lost limbs. This video gives me hope that despite suffering a devastating injury they will […]

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Amen, Fruma Chava!

Amen, Fruma Chava!

For many years now, every Friday I’ve been receiving a text message from Ner Echad with a name to pray for while I light Shabbat candles. Every name arrives with that woman’s most fervent request in life. I’ve prayed for hundreds of women and their requests over the years, and they’re generally those garden-variety personal […]

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