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

Prayers with a View in Israel

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 […]


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!

Holocaust survivor Saul Dreier blowing the shofar at the Kotel

Holocaust survivor Saul Dreier blowing the shofar at the Kotel! Born in Krakow, Poland, Saul was the only member of his immediate family to survive the Shoah. He survived the Kraków ghetto and several concentration camps, including Plaszów, Auschwitz, Mauthausen, and Linz. After the war, Saul was sent to a […]