Rav Drukman: Hineni

Rav Drukman: Hineni

This past Friday my daughter’s school had a mother-daughter event dedicated to the memory of Rav Chaim Drukman, my husband’s former Rosh Yeshiva, who passed away this month. Reading about Rav Drukman in the mother-daughter learning sheets the school prepared and hearing about his tireless dedication to and his limitless love for Jews and the […]

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The Classmates that Didn’t Stop Davening for the Weinbergers for 3 Decades

The Classmates that Didn’t Stop Davening for the Weinbergers for 3 Decades

[After I heard the incredible story about Rabbi Fischel and Chaya Gitty Weinberger having their first child after 34 years of marriage (this photo is from the bris for their baby, Alter Yitzchok Eizik) I tried to figure out how to set up an interview with Mrs. Weinberger. So I contacted Ruchy, a long-time JewishMom.com […]

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Mazal Tov to Sharon and Herzl HaLevy, Israel’s New Chief of Staff

Mazal Tov to Sharon and Herzl HaLevy, Israel’s New Chief of Staff

Mazal tov to the IDF’s new Chief of Staff, Herzl HaLevy, and (as seen looking over the Kotel’s mehitza at yesterday’s swearing-in ceremony) his wife Sharon. The new Chief of Staff is the grandson of Rav Avraham Yitzhak Kook’s sister, Tzila. I loved reading in YNet about HaLevy’s first command position, as assistant commander of […]

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The Silence of My Daughters’ Teacher

The Silence of My Daughters’ Teacher

This morning I attended an event at my daughter’s school. Among the moms in attendance was a woman who taught my older daughters in elementary school, who was a formative figure in their young lives. In fact, looking back, I think this teacher had a bigger impact on my oldest daughter than any other teacher […]

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Rav Ezrachi’s Emotional Eulogy for his Wife of 70 years

Rav Ezrachi’s Emotional Eulogy for his Wife of 70 years

This eulogy for Rebbetzin Shulamit Ezrachi has been making shock waves across the Jewish world, from Rabbanit Yemima’s weekly class to the weekly letter from Ami Living’s editor, Rechy Frankfurter. So I decided to find out what everyone’s so worked up about and watch it for myself. The deep distress of this esteemed Rosh Yeshiva […]

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After 34 Years Gitty and Fischel Weinberger Have 1st Baby

After 34 Years Gitty and Fischel Weinberger Have 1st Baby

The maggid shiur HaRav Efraim Fishel Yisrael Weinberger and his wife Gitty embraced their first child this week after 34 long years of waiting HaRav Weinberger, a 52-year-old Bobover chassid and his wife Gitty got married in Brooklyn in 1988. After being married for many years without being zohech to zera shel kayama, the couple […]

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