An Oasis in the Current Chaos

An Oasis in the Current Chaos

An Oasis in the Current Chaos: My Daughter’s Mud Beit Midrash (8-Min. Shabbat Shalom Video)

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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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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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In Final Note, Meron Victim Inspires Hope and Positivity

In Final Note, Meron Victim Inspires Hope and Positivity

On the evening of Lag BaOmer, just a few hours before the tragic event that claimed his life, Rabbi Shimon Matlon shared an envelope with a friend, instructing him not to open it until Sunday. As night fell on Thursday, and Lag BaOmer spread its joyous light throughout Israel, Rabbi Shimon Matlon shared an envelope […]

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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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