The bar and bat mitzvah event was her “baby.” Despite its grand scale, there was an individual, loving focus on every girl and boy.
Born in Jerusalem, one of Yisrael and Yaffa Weingarten’s seven children, she is the seventh generation of a family living in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter.
Unfortunately, even after Rabbi Pines passed away in 1913, the rebbetzin and her daughter occasionally had to dodge stones thrown at them by misguided fanatics.
The young pioneers of the First Aliyah did not opt for "peace now." They opted to settle and cultivate the Land of Israel, to build Jewish institutions, to revive the ancient Hebrew tongue and bring about a renaissance of the Jewish nation. And this they accomplished.
Through a series of expulsions, forced conversions and general violence, European Jewry looked eastward, particularly towards Poland and Lithuania for respite.
When the leader of the community asked for her hand in marriage, Boushaif consented with the condition that he build a synagogue, using as its cornerstone the brick intended for the Holy Temple.
She reached Palestine in 1924 when the magazine’s editorial management appointed her as their foreign correspondent in the Holy Land.
Over the years I've been asked how I handle dressing modestly throughout the summer...
Turkish Jews and Muslims would flock to her door with bribes or requests for her to exert her influence with the royals.
The lesson Nitsana derived from the case as a human-rights activist and a litigator inspired her to eventually establish the Israel Law Center called, Shurat Hadin to help victims of terrorism.
Lift up your eyes about you and see, All shall gather and come to you, As I live, says the Lord.
Power and influence do not come without consequence.
Ever since those first pioneers expressed their yearning for the Land, many other remarkable women have pioneered pathways to Zion and helped ensure our future inheritance in it.
Rather than being paralyzed by bereavement, she has devoted her life to lifting the spirit of others.
At the time of her first appearance, Rachel was already enveloped in a premonition of tragedy. Chazal interpret the seemingly joyous first meeting between Yaakov and Rachel as a pre-enactment of Rachel’s tragic end.
Polish history and popular legend credits a beautiful Jewish girl named Esther, or Esterka, with the turn of Jewish fortunes in Poland.
The evening in Rachail Morowitz’s home was deeply moving and left a lasting impression of hope.
Operating under the umbrella of Esra for administrative help, Hadassa’s group delivers 120 food baskets every month.
Her parents provided private tutors for her general education in addition to her Hebrew learning. As a result, she began writing both Russian and Hebrew poetry at a young age.
Tehillim 118:17 – I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of God.
Amazingly, unlike other teens who have a tendency to focus on trivialities, Sivan turned her attention to Judaism.
The image of the pious, simple and domestically maternal Jewish woman no longer appealed to these secularly educated girls.
I am proud of my Israeli roots and my Jewish heritage. They are crucial parts of who I am, she declared
She also taught that a “cancer called Islamofacism” permeates the Muslim world and must be eradicated.