Shabbat Is a Salve, and a Scene

Shabbat Is a Salve, and a Scene

[My father told me about New York Times article highlighting the recent resurgence in Shabbat observance among Jews and even non-Jews. Nice news to start off the week! Shavua tov:)] Across the country, more young people — Jewish and not — seem to be celebrating Shabbat. Some see it as a natural way to unplug […]

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How to Really Support Others

How to Really Support Others

Shabbat shalom  

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Positive Thinking vs. Trust in Hashem

Positive Thinking vs. Trust in Hashem

This hit the spot today.

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The Mensch of Malden Mills by Rabbi Yoel Gold

The Mensch of Malden Mills by Rabbi Yoel Gold

I watched this on Tisha b’Av as part of “Illumination,” Rabbi Gold’s super inspiring movie about Jews who have made a positive impact on the world. When I saw the movie, I desperately wanted to share this specific story about a heroic Jewish factory owner who made an incredible Kiddush Hashem. B”H, today Rabbi Yoel […]

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What My Friend Sent

What My Friend Sent

I’m having a tough day today. And I vented to a friend who sent me this picture. And it made me feel loved and understood. So in case you’re having a tough day too, I’m passing it on to you.

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Behind the Biggest Smile

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A Remarkable Story from the Mother of Aryeh Schopak HY”D

A Remarkable Story from the Mother of Aryeh Schopak HY”D

Today I sat with the mother of Aryeh Schopak HY”D at the shiva in Har Nof. And this was the story she shared with the 20 or so women present: “Sue Koltai, the mother of Azi Koltai z”l who died in the Meron tragedy, came to visit me on the 1st day of the shiva. […]

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Iranian World-Cup Team Refuses to Sing National Anthem in Protest

Iranian World-Cup Team Refuses to Sing National Anthem in Protest

In my lifetime I’ve merited to witness several geopolitical miracles, the fall of empires and rulers who were enemies of Israel and the Jewish people. The fall of the Soviet Union. Of Saddam Hussein. And now, please G-d, may the rulers of Iran who are in a race to develop a nuclear weapon to commit […]

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Why it’s Called Black Friday😂

Why it’s Called Black Friday😂

Shabbat shalom!

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The Final Davar Torah of Aryeh Schopak HY”D

The Final Davar Torah of Aryeh Schopak HY”D

Yesterday, hundreds attended the Jerusalem funeral of 16-year-old Aryeh Schopak, a Canadian-Israeli yeshiva student who was brutally murdered by a Palestinian terrorist while on his way to yeshiva. Every week Aryeh’s yeshiva, the Harei Yehuda Yeshiva in Beit Meir, distributes a newsletter highlighting ideas that came up during the boys’ discussion of the weekly Torah […]

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