Nathan Weinberg

WOW! Holocaust survivor Nathan Weinberg at the bris of his 49th grandchild. As Weinberg holds the baby on his lap, prayers are paused as sirens blast in the background and throughout Israel for a moment of silence on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). Prayers resume and the bris ceremony concludes. […]

This Morning in Israel

This is the Israeli motorcyclist who miraculously survived yesterday’s terror attack in Bnei Brak because the terrorist’s weapon malfunctioned. This morning, he returned to the same spot to say a special prayer of thanks. Photo: David Zar Source: StandWithUs

Tefillin at Entebbe

Putting Tefilin right in front of the Entebbe watch tower where the Jewish hostages were taken after an Air France plane was hijacked in 1976 and allowed into the country by the Ugandan president at the time, Idi Amin (Amin Dada).My grandmother’s cousin who was one of the hostages taken […]

Good morning from Greece

Good morning from Greece.“I first received my tefillin at my bar mitzvah when I turned 13 years old but it wasn’t until my year in Israel when I was 17 years old that I started to put them on consistently. Since then, I have missed only a handful of days. Whether […]

Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat Shalom | שבת שלום —The black leather straps I’m wearing are called Tefillin—they’re a set of small black leather boxes containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah. You get them when you’re bar-mitzvah’d and you put them on every morning during prayer with exception of Saturday— I […]

Morris Harary

Morris Harary 86 years young enjoying his brand new Tallit from his namesake, his Grandson who brought this home from Israel and had it embroidered with their shared name. Even after surviving 2 strokes and losing mobility, Morris finds the strength each and every day to pray and count his […]

Liam David Rochman

Just put tefilin for the first time with my youngest brother Liam David Rochman. As he turns 13 he is now considered a man and accepts the responsibility of being a Jew along with the 613 mitzvot, making him an adult amongst the Nation.Make us proud #4 the force is […]

Appliance Repairs in Vancouver

Our freezer suddenly stopped working early this morning. Thinking as to what to do, I googled “Appliance Repairs in Vancouver” and I came across a phone number of a company that outsources repair men to come out to homes to repair large appliances. After calling, they had someone who was […]

Tefillin in Front of Our Kids

My father reminds me every time we meet that I should put on the Tefillim, specially in front of my kids so they grow up and keep this important mitzvah.. this week my baby started coming to me whenever I’m praying with his Extended arm, ready for it.. his grandpa […]

Army Telfie

Years ago, I enlisted in the US Army. Day 1 of basic training consists of getting your head shaved, doing push-ups all day, and trying to avoid the attention of the very clever insult-hurling drill sergeants. Close to sunset, I hadn’t wrapped my tefillin and wanted to daven the shemoneh […]