Aiden in My Heart

Aiden in My Heart

News reports of a 2-year-old boy found wandering around in the aftermath of the July 4th attack, looking for his parents, stained with blood, moved me to tears this morning. Tragically, it was discovered later that his parents, Kevin and Irina McCarthy, had been murdered along with 5 other innocent victims. This boy triggered painful […]

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Mourning Jewish Mom, Jacki Sundheim: July 4th Shooting Victim

Mourning Jewish Mom, Jacki Sundheim: July 4th Shooting Victim

This past Shabbat we bonded over kugel and cholent with a wonderful group from a Chicago synagogue, not far Highland Park and from the congregation where Jacki Sundheim A”H spent decades as a devoted employee, volunteer, and member. Maybe that experience combined with reading about Jacki and what a committed Jew and a giving, loving […]

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When Everything Feels Overwhelming

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Bone Tired

Bone Tired

We hosted 3 groups this past Shabbat totalling 50 people. I met so many lovely people and I truly enjoyed every minute of it. Except for one thing. I couldn’t find any cleaning help except for a 13-year-old boy who was super motivated. But that didn’t change the fact that he was still a 13-year- […]

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Living with Rebbi by Rabbi Yoel Gold

Living with Rebbi by Rabbi Yoel Gold

An interview with the widow of Rabbi Dovid Trenk about her late husband, the legendary educator at a yeshiva for boys who had often already been rejected from everywhere else (I was surprised to find out that Rabbi Yoel Gold, director of videos that have inspired millions, had been one of his students as a […]

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