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Why this Elderly Man Visits Injured Soldiers Every Single Day by Rabbi Paysach Krohn

Posted by on Apr 9, 2024 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel | 1 comment

Why this Elderly Man Visits Injured Soldiers Every Single Day by Rabbi Paysach Krohn

I have a dear friend who’s a rabbi in Boca, and he brought 25 members of his shul to Israel for three days. They went to the war front. They went to the houses of people who were displaced. And then they went to Tel HaShomer Hospital, the biggest hospital in Israel. Tel HaShomer has an entire floor, Rachmana litslan, for amputees, people who’ve lost a hand, a leg, or worse. And the members of this shul, they went there to try to give the soldiers there chizuk. What do you say to a 22-year-old guy who now has only one leg on one...

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Matzah-Baking in the Warsaw Ghetto

Posted by on Apr 7, 2024 in Current Events, Inspiration | 0 comments

Matzah-Baking in the Warsaw Ghetto

On this tense Shabbat, I found comfort and perspective in the following story by Avraham Handel, former manager of “Shop Schultz,” a Warsaw-Ghetto factory owned by German war criminal Fritz Schultz and his partner to make Nazi uniforms etc. using Jewish slave labor. “It was right before the final Pesach of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the ghetto was wallowing and drowning in slime and mud and rivers of blood, and beyond all that stood the leaders of the Jewish people… “I want to tell you about the secret nocturnal...

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A Long-Awaited Wedding

Posted by on Apr 7, 2024 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel | 1 comment

A Long-Awaited Wedding

It’s right before Shabbat in Jerusalem, and I’m trying to figure out what to post to provide some hope and chizuk regarding the tense situation in Israel right now. And I realized the most powerful message of hope I can give is from the equal-parts beautiful and moving wedding I attended yesterday, a very different wedding than the Chassidic wedding I told you about two days ago. Yesterday’s wedding of Deborah and Moshe from Brazil was long-awaited. Moshe’s family is part of Brazil’s thriving Moroccan Jewish...

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Chizuk Blitz ✡

Posted by on Apr 7, 2024 in Current Events, Inspiration | 0 comments

Chizuk Blitz  ✡

https://jewishmom.com/wp-content/uploads/1f97b391-b8ca-41a4-b2ec-5d2f399e885e.mp4

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A Royal Wedding

Posted by on Apr 5, 2024 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

A Royal Wedding

Up until we moved neighborhoods 8 years ago, for over a decade Josh davened at the Slonimer shul in Meah Shearim every Shabbat. And his best friend among the Chassidim was Rav Raphoel Berezovsky, the Rebbe’s oldest grandson, in line one day to become the Slonimer rebbe himself. When Raphoel invited us to join his family for the first time for a Shabbat meal around 11 years ago, I met his wonderful wife, Gali, the daughter of the Rabbi of the Stoliner shul of Boro Park as well as the niece of the Stoliner Rebbe of Givat Zeev. And that is...

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Opening the Eyes of the Blind: One Soldier’s Miracle (With English Translation)

Posted by on Apr 3, 2024 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel | 1 comment

Opening the Eyes of the Blind: One Soldier’s Miracle (With English Translation)

Prayer works! As the months pass let’s make sure to continue praying for our soldiers. I’ve been thinking of this soldier every morning when I say, “Blessed are You, our Lord, King of the universe, who opens the eyes of the blind.”

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My Chabad Heroine, Rebbetzin Perla

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

My Chabad Heroine, Rebbetzin Perla

This past Saturday night, Josh and I went to meet Rabbi Zalman and Perla Zaltzman, co-directors of the Brock University Chabad House who are visiting Israel this week. We know Rabbi Zalman and Perla through Josh’s sister, Zipporah, who spent this year as a sociology professor at Brock. Zipporah isn’t halachically Jewish and wouldn’t usually frequent Chabad Houses, but after October 7th, Zipporah was shocked to her core to find that her political allies and even her closest friends on the radical-left were siding with Hamas...

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The Eulogy of Hani, Joe Lieberman’s Youngest Child: “You Were the Best Husband, Father, Grandfather”

Posted by on Apr 1, 2024 in Current Events, Inspiration | 2 comments

The Eulogy of Hani, Joe Lieberman’s Youngest Child: “You Were the Best Husband, Father, Grandfather”

So powerful and beautifully expressed. The eulogy of my friend, Hani Lowenstein. May Hashem comfort her and all her family.

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How to Become More Patient by Rabbi Manis Friedman

Posted by on Mar 31, 2024 in Current Events, Inspiration | 0 comments

How to Become More Patient by Rabbi Manis Friedman

Loved this, very important message. https://jewishmom.com/wp-content/uploads/9f17dc0d-aac0-4e2e-bfa0-820ed64b4ae1.mp4

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