My Chabad Heroine, Rebbetzin Perla

My Chabad Heroine, Rebbetzin Perla

This past Saturday night, Josh and I went to meet Rabbi Zalman and Perla Zaltzman, co-directors of the Brock University Chabad House who are visiting Israel this week. We know Rabbi Zalman and Perla through Josh’s sister, Zipporah, who spent this year as a sociology professor at Brock. Zipporah isn’t halachically Jewish and wouldn’t usually […]

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The Eulogy of Hani, Joe Lieberman’s Youngest Child: “You Were the Best Husband, Father, Grandfather”

The Eulogy of Hani, Joe Lieberman’s Youngest Child: “You Were the Best Husband, Father, Grandfather”

So powerful and beautifully expressed. The eulogy of my friend, Hani Lowenstein. May Hashem comfort her and all her family.

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How to Become More Patient by Rabbi Manis Friedman

How to Become More Patient by Rabbi Manis Friedman

Loved this, very important message.

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Chizuk Blitz

Chizuk Blitz
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What I Will Never Forget about Joe Lieberman OBM

What I Will Never Forget about Joe Lieberman OBM

17 years ago, Josh had a very, very special student, Hani Lieberman, the daughter of Senator Joe and Hadassah. At the start of the year, I was a little nervous to meet Hani, the daughter of a one-time candidate for Vice President, but I needn’t have been. Even at 18 she was already deeply humble […]

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Former Hostage Speaks Out: God was With Me in the Tunnels

Former Hostage Speaks Out: God was With Me in the Tunnels

A mind-blowing interview with Sapir Cohen on the From the Inside Out Podcast with Rivkah and Eda. Sapir’s riveting personal story is one of non-stop miracles. Watch the entire 24-minute interview at https://youtu.be/JgFX67HE2RM?feature=shared. May all the hostages, including Sapir’s boyfriend Sasha Troponov, soon be safe at home, healthy in body and spirit.

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My Motley Challah

My Motley Challah

This past Friday my neighbor, Miriam, came over with a box full of partially used bags of flour. Miriam, I know, loves baking and she had just hosted a retirement party for 2 colleagues from work and had baked up a storm. “But I’m not going to be able to use up this much flour […]

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Purim 2024

Purim 2024

This year, reading Megilat Esther is like reading the newspaper. Then and now an evil anti-Semite attempted to take advantage of Jewish disunity (disunity then over: to feast or not to feast/disunity now over: to reform or not to reform) and tries to commit genocide against the Jewish people. At first we Jews are terrified. […]

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How Can I Possibly be Happy this Purim? By R’ Eitiel Goldwicht*

How Can I Possibly be Happy this Purim? By R’ Eitiel Goldwicht*

The best way to increase happiness in challenging times. Shavua tov an Purim sameach!

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The Gabbait of the Kotel’s Reaction to My Post

The Gabbait of the Kotel’s Reaction to My Post

This morning at pilates class I saw Aviva for the first time since I posted about her. For those of you who missed it, last Friday I wrote about how this Yemenite woman in her 60s goes to the Kotel every weekday at 3 AM, and has been doing so for 30 years. The other […]

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