“My mother was a traditional Jew,” said Natasha. “She’d fast on Yom Kippur, wouldn’t allow bread into our home on Passover, and would pray often.”

But as a young girl, tradition didn’t interest me. I loved music and dreamt of being a famous singer. I wanted to be part of the Soviet cultural scene. My mother tried discouraging me from leaving my roots behind, but I was determined.” “My dream became a reality, singing and […]

Good Morning from The Great Synagogue in Copenhagen: Closing in 1 week for 2 years for a complete renovation.

The Great Synagogue is the main synagogue of the Jewish community in Copenhagen, Denmark. During World War II, the Synagogue’s Torah scrolls were hidden at nearby Trinitatis Church and were later returned to the Synagogue after the war. The landmark was the victim of 2 terror attacks, in 1985 there […]

Morning Prayers in Israeli Field Hospital, Nepal

“#Prayers taking place in the #Israeli Field Hospital in #Nepal. #UnitedWithPrayer❤️ In the photo: Rabbi Shay Gudy, religious commander and #IDF chaplain, removes the #Torah from the arc. Standing beside Rabbi Gudy, a well known #Israel Orthopedic Surgeon and Professor, Dr. Amos Peyser” 📝 @unitedwithprayer 📷 Joe Shalmoni