2 Neighbors, 2 Tragedies: What I’ve Decided to Do (7-Min. Shabbat-Shalom Video)

2 Neighbors, 2 Tragedies: What I’ve Decided to Do (7-Min. Shabbat-Shalom Video)

My neighborhood is reeling from the tragic deaths of 22-year-old Yedidya Fogel in the Meron disaster and 19-year-old Yehuda Gueta in Sunday’s terror attack. Here’s what I’m trying to do about it.

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Words of Chizuk Shared by Sue Koltai, Mother of 13-Year-Old Meron Victim, Azi Koltai

Words of Chizuk Shared by Sue Koltai, Mother of 13-Year-Old Meron Victim, Azi Koltai

In Heaven a great fire is roaring. Angels sway, and sages hold hands and dance, “Amar Reb Akiva, Amar Reb Akiva…” Where is the king of the night, the great sage Rebi Shimon bar Yochai? He leaves the circle, he is shaking shuddering… Whoosh! At the entrance to Heaven, a clamour. Neshamos start to fly […]

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Lag BaOmer 2021: Emerging from Darkness (9-Min. Charlie Harary Video)

Lag BaOmer 2021: Emerging from Darkness (9-Min. Charlie Harary Video)

Such an empowering, inspiring message. Thank you, Charlie Harary!

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Lag B’Omer ’20 vs. Lag B’Omer ’21

Lag B’Omer ’20 vs. Lag B’Omer ’21

I love Lag B’Omer, and last year was such a sad one. With an official limit of 150 visitors at Mt. Meron. B”H, this year the infection rates are so low there will be no entry limit in Meron. That means that hundreds of thousands of Jews of all types and affiliations will join together […]

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The Most Adorable Lag Baomer Video I’ve Ever Seen (30 Seconds)

The Most Adorable Lag Baomer Video I’ve Ever Seen (30 Seconds)

8 years ago my husband made this video of 3-year-old boys circling the Lag Ba’Omer bonfire on their fathers’ shoulders in Meah Shearim, in preparation for their first haircuts. SO adorable!

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A Sneak Peak at the Newly-Released Dance of the Omer by Rabbi Benji Elson

A Sneak Peak at the Newly-Released Dance of the Omer by Rabbi Benji Elson

My daughter Hallel rented out her apartment in Mitspeh Ramon over Pesach, and when she told me she’d bought me a “great book” her “subletter Benji” had written about the Omer, I expected a self-published pamphlet that I might spend a few minutes glancing through.  I certainly didn’t expect this masterful and unprecedented guide to […]

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