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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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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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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A Meron Tragedy 70 Years Ago and an Incredible Dream (3-Min. Rabbi Fischel Schachter Video)

A Meron Tragedy 70 Years Ago and an Incredible Dream (3-Min. Rabbi Fischel Schachter Video)

I’ll admit that when I first heard this unbelievable story on Friday, I was sceptical. But over the last few days, as I hear more and more heart-wrenching stories of the holy boys and men who were killed, Rabbi Schachter’s story has flipped the way I view what happened in a way that has been […]

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My Daughter, the IDF Soldier

My Daughter, the IDF Soldier

Tonight, when the Memorial-Day siren blares in honor Israel’s 23,928 fallen soldiers, and a thick cloud of mourning settles over the people of Israel, I will be experiencing it differently than I ever have before. That’s because, in a few months, my 3rd daughter Maayan will be becoming the first member of our family to […]

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