How a Yeshiva 8th Grader Changed Mr. Berger’s Life

How a Yeshiva 8th Grader Changed Mr. Berger’s Life

This moved me to tears. How a 13-year-old boy got his unaffiliated secular-studies teacher to start putting on tefillin.  

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The Black Dot by Rabbi Dessler

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My Solitary Friday Night

My Solitary Friday Night

Last week, as part of our family business, we hosted 4 tourist groups totalling around 80 people before, after, and during Shabbat. So it felt especially strange to spend Friday night this week in Baltimore, all alone. I spent most of Shabbat day at the hospital, alternating visits to my father with reading and overeating […]

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What My Dad Taught me in the ICU Today

What My Dad Taught me in the ICU Today

B”H, my father’s surgery on Thursday was successful, and now he needs to spend a few more days recuperating in the hospital before he’s released home. On Friday, when my brother and I visited my dad in the ICU he was in the middle of getting an ultrasound and making small talk with the young […]

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“Suddenly there is Light”: The Children the Meron Victims will Never Meet, but are Granting New Life to their Families

“Suddenly there is Light”: The Children the Meron Victims will Never Meet, but are Granting New Life to their Families

Racheli feels that her son Elazar Mordechai, named after his father, z”l, is her miracle. Faigy, mother of Nachman z””l, calls her son “my life-support machine.” Racheli, widow of Menachem z”l, named her newborn daughter Nechama Shira–and every day she provides nechama, comforting her mother anew. Babies born this past year to the families of […]

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What Do You Name a Baby Born on Yom HaShoah?

What Do You Name a Baby Born on Yom HaShoah?

I bring meals to neighborhood moms after birth. And yesterday I delivered some soup and couscous to my dear neighbor, Nechama Lerner. Afterwards, I wept the whole way back home. Because of the story Nechama told me about why she and her husband, Tal, chose the special name of their newborn son. “Tal and I […]

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