Hanna Tessler

“As a child, I hated soldiers in uniform. They scared me very much. I never thought there would be a time that I would love soldiers. As you hold my hand, while wearing the uniform of the Israel Defense Forces, paratrooper’s wings pinned on your shirt, and a pair of […]

Gal Gadot’s Grandpa

“This is my sweet grandpa Abraham Weiss wearing the prison camp uniform he was forced to wear as a teenager during the Holocaust in Auschwitz.. he lost his entire family because they were the ‘wrong race’ in someone else’s opinion, and miraculously avoided his own untimely death 9 times (!!!) […]

Julia and Frankie Wallach.

Holocaust survivor Julia Wallach with her granddaughter Frankie Wallach. Julia Wallach was born on June 14, 1925 in Paris, France. On that same day in 1940, Nazi German troops entered and occupied the city of Paris. During the war, Julia hid in an apartment with her father until they were […]

CONDOLENCES: Yefim Haim Goldberg

CONDOLENCES: Yefim Haim Goldberg, a decorated Jewish WWII veteran living in Vladivostok, Russia, passed away on Sunday night at the age of 106. Goldberg was thought to be the world’s oldest living Jew. Born in 1914 in the small town of Borisov (today a part of Belarus), Goldberg served in […]

Meet Masha Greenbaum.

Tomorrow, as we celebrate the final days of Passover, we also mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. Holocaust survivor Masha Greenbaum (née Ralsky) was among the 60,000 inmates liberated by the British army on April 15, 1945. Born in Slobodka, Lithuania in 1927, Masha survived the Kovno […]

Final Photo.

This picture was taken by a security guard in Jerusalem, Israel on the first night of Passover. Shortly after the photo was posted to social media, it was removed for privacy consideration.The following day the man in the picture passed away on his 80th birthday.The family reached out to the […]

Birchat Cohanim

The traditional intermediate days of #Passover morning prayers, including Birchat Kohanim, the priestly blessing, took place this morning at the Western Wall with a single group of ten kohanim who are residents of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, in accordance with the special regulations for the #coronavirus pandemic. They were […]

April 11, 1945.

75 Years Ago Today: On April 11, 1945, the Buchenwald concentration camp was liberated by American forces. Pictured are survivors from Buchenwald at the Haifa Port on the way to the Atlit Detention Camp (July, 1945). The little boy holding the flag is Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, former Chief Rabbi […]

The Blue Sweater.

From Passover 2019: “This elegant lady of 95 walked in to the seder tonight in a beautiful rich blue sweater. When I commented on how lovely it was, she was quick to tell me its story. Helena survived three concentration camps and when the last one was liberated she was […]

Beautiful.

As we welcome the weekend and the Shabbat, let’s join our hearts together in hope for safer and healthier times for all.In the picture: Jewish & Muslim Medical staff members at Shaarei Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem find a few minutes to pray during their hectic life-saving routine. Photo by: Shaarei […]

Love.

This 92-year-old man helped his wife color her hair when she couldn’t go to the salon because of social distancing. ❤️ (????: Yael Shapira Avraham) Source: E! News

CONDOLENCES: Yosef Neiman

CONDOLENCES: Yosef Neiman succumbs to injuries. Neiman was brutally attacked in Monsey 3 months ago at a Chanukah party in his Rabbi’s home. Many have described Neiman as a gentle and kind human being. Father of 7 children, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was 72. May his memory be a blessing, […]

Incredible.

A 101-year-old man, identified as ‘Mr. P’ has been released from isolation after recovering from COVID-19 in the Italian city if Rimini. Mr. P., a WWII and Spanish Flu survivor, was admitted last week to a hospital in northeast Italy after he was tested positive for the Coronavirus. According to […]

Mazal Tov x3

#MazalTov x3! After a difficult pregnancy, Beth Mengisto gave birth to triplets. She was so grateful to the professionals who treated her, Beth named the babies after her doctors: Yoav, Yinon and Eran. Source: The Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer 

Prayer.

In Israel, a Time to Pray Amid the COVID-19 Health Crisis: When MDA’s emergency medical team had a break, they stopped to pray, one member facing Mecca and the other Jerusalem. We are proud to protect and serve all the communities of Israel! Source: מגן דוד אדום – Magen David Adom

Mozart in Quarantine by Jerusalem Street Orchestra

Mozart in Quarantine by תזמורת הרחוב הירושלמית Jerusalem Street Orchestra Violin: Anat Pagis, @michael_pavia_photography Benedikt Bindewald, @shir_ta, Hanan Levin, Dana Barazan, Talia Herzlich, Cahav Frankel. Viola: Leah Korchemni, Hadar LeviCello: @tehila_machado, @yotamharan, Nitzan GalDouble bass: @eranborovich, Alik Osipenko, Eitan Reich

Rabbi Romi Cohn.

CONDOLENCES: Rabbi Romi Cohn, 92-year-old Holocaust survivor and rescuer, passed away yesterday from the #coronavirus. Romi was born on March 10, 1929 in Pressburg (now Bratislava), Czechoslovakia. When the Germans began deporting Jews from Slovakia in 1942, Romi’s parents had him smuggled to Hungary, which had not yet been occupied by […]

Beautiful.

The Bar Mitzvah is just a few weeks away and he was supposed to put on tefillin for the first time at the Western Wall. With #coronavirus changing plans everywhere, the event was cancelled. But mom figured out a way to get creative and bring the Western Wall into the house. ♥️ #MazalTov!

Happy Birthday Ester Wienrib

#MazalTov to Holocaust survivor Ester Wienrib who celebrated her 97th birthday via video call this week! Please note the birthday cake says 98, which is for 97 years + 1 for good luck. Wienrib, who is originally from Poland, currently lives in Tel Aviv and has been mostly confined to her […]