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 […]

Always Facing Jerusalem.

שמע ישראלישראל בן יקוב X ישראל בן מאיר הלוי Keeping the traditions alive with my grandfather. Always facing Jerusalem. Source: Rudy Rochman רודי רושמן

I’ve been waiting to take this picture for days… From the first day of chol hamoed Sukkot, when I caught a glimpse of a man in a talit go to the ‘arava bush’ – that I’d never noticed before! – behind my house to replenish his lulav, I’ve been determined to […]

Yehoshua Datsinger

Holocaust survivor Yehoshua Datsinger places Tefillin on his arm above his Auschwitz identification number tattoo during a morning prayer at a synagogue in Bnei Brak on Monday. The synagogue is currently limited to 20 people at a time to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Source: American Society for Yad […]

Dr. Reuben Goodkin

He survived the Spanish Flu of 1918! 102 year old Dr. Reuben Goodkin led the services and recited the Kaddish this morning in honor of his father’s yahrtzeit (anniversary of passing) at our outdoor “socially distanced” Minyan…Yes times are challenging but we persevere! ?Am Yisroel Chai! Source: Dov Muchnik Chabad of Camarillo

Last Photo.

“I had sent in a photo of my grandparents [to Humans of Judaism] many years ago (2016) of my grandmother putting Teffilin on my grandfather. It had warmed my grandmothers heart when I had shown her how many people liked and appreciated what she would do for my grandfather.My grandfather […]

June 8.

#OnThisDay June 8, 20146 years ago today was the day I had an idea and created an Instagram page called Humans of Judaism.Each year I celebrate 2 major milestones in memory of my dad. The date that he passed away and the date this page was created.His Yartzeit is the day […]