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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Mom, Are We Having Fun Yet?

Mom, Are We Having Fun Yet?

This past Shabbat, a mother I know confided: “I’ve been feeling down about my life. I always dreamed of becoming a wife and a mother. But I’d always assumed that living the life of my dreams would actually feel good! I was reminded of that confused mother this morning when I heard the Hornosteipler Rebbetzin […]

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Lickety-Split Bar Mitzvah Miracles

Lickety-Split Bar Mitzvah Miracles

Yoel’s lickety-split aliya l’Torah this past Shabbat was beautiful. Yoel read his aliya nicely and we were all so happy to be able to celebrate afterward at a small kiddush with friends and neighbors. In my eyes, on the continuum between boy and man, this Shabbat seems to have moved Yoel a notch man-ward, b”H. […]

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Back to School

Back to School

Yesterday morning, on the last day of the 2-month-old Weisberg homeschool, my 5-year-old Yoni plopped himself down onto a fluffy pillow lying outside my bedroom. And then he luxuriously closed his eyes and exclaimed, “Eema, this pillow is so comfortable. It’s as comfortable as…you!” I laughed SO hard that my pillowy post-quarantine belly jiggled with […]

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