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Why I Returned To The Land Of My Forefathers

During a family visit to Israel in the summer of 2015, we discovered the sprinkler section of Teddy park, situated roughly between the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and Mishkenot Sha’ananim (site of the iconic Jerusalem windmill).  My children were thrilled to run through the geysers spraying water twenty feet into the air […]

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We May Be in Challenging Times, but We’re Seeing So Many Miracles

These days, it’s easy to completely melt into a puddle of doom and fear when scrolling through the news or the ignorant, malignant Instagram comments of so many. This morning, it was reported that Bolivia cut ties with Israel and Chile and Colombia recalled their ambassadors. There are death threats to Jews on college campuses, […]

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The Cries of Mothers Rachel For Hamas Hostage Hersh Goldberg-Polin

Fifteen years ago, Rachel Goldberg, the mother of Hersh Goldberg-Polin, one of the 220 hostages taken by Hamas earlier this month, had a chilling premonition. In 2009, Rachel stopped in at the tent set up by the parents of Gilad Shalit, the kidnapped soldier whom the entire country of Israel was praying for. She started to speak […]

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This Female Heart Surgeon is Also an Orthodox Jew

Orthodox women are often stereotyped as being nothing more than a slave to the household, relegated to standing in the back of a shul. The thing is, many Orthodox women take pride in the way they take care of the home, where they pray — and there are many that do so much in addition […]

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