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My Year of Cleaning Quietly

Posted by on Apr 18, 2024 in Current Events, Featured, Inspiration, My life | 1 comment

My Year of Cleaning Quietly

Before October 7th I would listen to lots of Torah classes, at least one a day. Rabbi YY, Rabbanit Yemima, Shira Smiles, Rabbi Fischel Schachter. I would go about my day listening to classes, and it infused my daily life with a lot of deeper meaning. But since October 7th I just haven’t had the bandwidth to listen to long classes. I still listen to 5-minute inspirational stories. That kind of thing. But anything more than that, even long conversations, make my mind tired. So this is the first time that my Passover prep hasn’t been...

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A Miracle as Great as the Splitting of the Red Sea by Dr. Mordechai Abitbol

Posted by on Apr 17, 2024 in Current Events, Featured, Inspiration | 2 comments

A Miracle as Great as the Splitting of the Red Sea by Dr. Mordechai Abitbol

[Dr. Abitbol is an electro-optics engineer who received his doctorate in physics from the Hebrew University and has worked for Israel’s defense industry.] Many people have a feeling that we experienced a miracle this past Saturday night. I would like to go beyond that wide-spread feeling and share real, scientific evidence that on Saturday night something happened here on the scale of the splitting of the Red Sea. I am a doctor of physics and worked for several years in the defense industry in Israel. I worked on projects that are still...

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The Wedding of an Injured Hero

Posted by on Apr 16, 2024 in Current Events, Featured, Inspiration, Israel | 1 comment

The Wedding of an Injured Hero

https://jewishmom.com/wp-content/uploads/WhatsApp-Video-2024-04-15-at-11.39.50-PM.mp4   The image of this one-legged soldier figuring out how to break the glass under his chuppah is unforgettable. A picture of pure resilience. Of Am Yisrael Chai. This soldier reminds me of a quote I read in the wonderful booklet “Healing the Heart: Faith and Comfort in Times of Crisis,” a collection of essays by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks edited by Sivan Rahav Meir to provide some chizuk in these challenging times (https://did.li/ST0w5) Rabbi Sacks...

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1/320: An Unfathomable Miracle

Posted by on Apr 15, 2024 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel | 4 comments

1/320: An Unfathomable Miracle

To bring home the magnitude of last night’s miracle, here is one of the few missiles that managed to actually land in Israel by the Dead Sea. Imagine the catastrophe of historic proportions that could have resulted if a larger number of colossal projectiles like this actually reached Israel.According to the IDF, Iran sent around 320 projectiles:185 suicide drones110 ballistic missiles36 cruise missilesAnd in the end, only around 32 of those projectiles, a measly 1%, made it past the Israeli, Jordanian, British and American air forces as...

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On my Way to the Corner Store to Stockpile Water

Posted by on Apr 15, 2024 in Current Events, Inspiration, My life | 1 comment

On my Way to the Corner Store to Stockpile Water

Tonight, on my way to the corner store to stock up on water in case the Iranian attack damages Israel’s water system, I saw double-parked cars on both sides of the street. Everyone else, it turned out, was coming to stockpile water too. And then I saw a young couple walking by the corner store. He looked handsome in his suit and hat. She looked so pretty, her long hair flowing down her back. The date seemed to be going well. Today is a scary day. Tomorrow probably will be too. Maybe we have scary. challenging months ahead of us. But...

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We are a Miracle by Yaakov Shwekey

Posted by on Apr 15, 2024 in Current Events, Inspiration | 0 comments

We are a Miracle by Yaakov Shwekey

Please Hashem, watch over and protect the people of Israel. And among the people of Israel, may He watch over Binyamin ben Miriam, a 14-year-old shepherd who went missing, and bring him home safe and sound to his family. Shabbat...

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The Long-Awaited Sheva Brachot

Posted by on Apr 11, 2024 in Inspiration, Israel | 3 comments

The Long-Awaited Sheva Brachot

To be honest, cooking and hosting a crowd wasn’t exactly my druthers yesterday, 10 short days before Passover. But Deborah and Moshe, in addition to being a very special couple (for all the reasons I mentioned in my previous post about them) are also new olim with little family in Israel. So it wasn’t easy for them to find families to host their Sheva Brachot. One night, Deborah and Moshe had no choice but to order pizzas to a nearby yeshiva where Moshe knew a few guys, to put together a Sheva Brachot minyan there. But after the...

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To Believe by Yagel Oshri

Posted by on Apr 9, 2024 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel | 0 comments

To Believe by Yagel Oshri

As the war passes the 6 month mark, the message of this song is one we all need to hear right now. Nobody knows how long all of this will last. But we need to try to open our hearts, and believe. https://jewishmom.com/wp-content/uploads/5b78e75c-a411-4f62-8bf0-49e8c22ae021.mp4

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