Israel at War and a Young Woman’s Heroic Choice

Israel at War and a Young Woman’s Heroic Choice

Hundreds of rockets falling, a state of emergency declared as Israeli Arabs riot, the injured filling Israeli hospitals, funerals for the victims, and IDF platoons heading south for a possible ground invasion. Among Israel’s worst escalation of violence in 7 years, today I received such wonderful news from Chana, a beautiful, idealistic young woman who […]

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Milka Gueta: In Yehuda’s Final 3 Months, he Accomplished like 3 Years (3-Min. Video)

Milka Gueta: In Yehuda’s Final 3 Months, he Accomplished like 3 Years (3-Min. Video)

Since tragedy struck the Gueta family, different people have told me about the under-cover acts of chesed performed by my neighbor, grieving mother Milka Gueta, that were kept secret from everyone besides the recipient. How she bought the school books and would sometimes clean the apartment of neighbor who is a single mother. How she […]

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My Kids “Taking the Scenic Route” and Tefilat HaShla

My Kids “Taking the Scenic Route” and Tefilat HaShla

Tefilat HaShela My husband and I both did a lot of searching before we ended up as Orthodox Jews in our early twenties. I guess I thought, as the BT mother of FFB kids, that Josh and I had searched so our kids wouldn’t have to. Well, BTs plan and their FFB kids (at least […]

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When 2 Secular Israelis Came to the Shiva for 2 Chassidic Boys

When 2 Secular Israelis Came to the Shiva for 2 Chassidic Boys

Yakir Asaraf, a secular Israeli who like many others was shocked by the immensity of the Meron tragedy, decided that he had to do something to share in the families’ pain, and he and a friend went to pay a shiva call to the Englard family of Jerusalem, who lost their two sons, Moshe Natan […]

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Comforting Milka

Comforting Milka

Tonight, I sat with my neighbor, Milka Gueta, the mother of 19-year-old Yehuda Gueta, who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist while waiting at a bus stop on his way back to yeshiva. Sitting with Milka at the crowded outdoor shiva, I was thinking how it sometimes seems that mothers who are tragically rocketed into […]

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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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