Viral Jewish Rapper Y. Shofario: From New Orleans’ Stages to Frum Fatherhood

Viral Jewish Rapper Y. Shofario: From New Orleans’ Stages to Frum Fatherhood

I met Yosef Packer (AKA Y. Shofario) a few years back because he’s my neighbor and the father of my son’s best friend. When we first met I discovered that Yosef and I have a lot in common. We both grew up in Baltimore. We’re both baalei teshuva. And (this was a real shocker for […]

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What Enabled the Belzer Rebbetzin to Endure 11 Years of Infertility

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What Do You Name a Baby Born During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

What Do You Name a Baby Born During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

At an event last week, I met a mom named Aliza Harel and her adorable newborn son Amishav. The name Amishav, I found out, isn’t only unusual, it’s unique. To the best of Aliza’s knowledge, Amishav (meaning “My people have returned home”) is the first Amishav ever. Aliza told me that she and her husband, […]

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Tamar’s Miraculous 7th Blessing

Tamar’s Miraculous 7th Blessing

Last week, my husband read the ketubah at the wedding of his student Tamar, and this past Friday night we hosted sheva brachot for Tamar and her new husband Yossi Naveh. During the dinner, I was blown away by the story she shared with us about her 90-year-old grandfather, Yosef Hartman. Tamar’s Saba (grandfather) was […]

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Newly-Engaged Couple Met at Corona Hotel

Newly-Engaged Couple Met at Corona Hotel

Bezalel Raphael Cohen and Ruth Shama got engaged last Thursday after staying in the same Corona Hotel. The couple and their families tested positive for Corona over Passover, and were transferred to the Nir Etzion Hotel which was converted into a “recovery hotel” for religious Corona patients. According to the report on Kikar HaShabbat, the […]

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A Personal Message from Rebbetzin Heller on Her Wedding

A Personal Message from Rebbetzin Heller on Her Wedding

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