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Belz Community Shaken By Tragic Loss

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The world is in a chaotic place. When faced with health crises, social unrest, and financial instability, it is natural to feel a sense of helplessness. Some, however, manage to rise above this sense of helplessness and fight, against all odds, to make an impact on the world. Few exemplify this trait more than Rabbi & Rebbetzin Mentzer, of Jerusalem.  Full Story

Save Benny and Josh Landsman

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We need your help to save our boys, Shalom Binyomin, “Benny” and Yehoshua Natan, “Josh”. Benny and Josh were diagnosed with a devastating, fatal disease called Canavan Disease two and half years ago. Their diagnosis changed our lives forever. Full Story

A  Video Message From a Very Special Kallah

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Yehudis Bukshin was only a pre-teen when she lost her mother to brain cancer. Like any child who experiences trauma that momentous, she was forced to become her own parent in many ways. Grief which seemed long-buried, however, has come rushing back with her recent engagement. Full Story

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Getting Married After Losing My Parents To COVID-19

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“Hi, I’m Lani.* When I was a little girl, I imagined what my engagement and wedding day would look like. Just a few months ago, I think we all had our share of plans and expectations. None of us expected a pandemic to change our lives. I had been dating a great guy when it all began and as the world became more chaotic, we found a shining beacon of joy: he asked me to marry him. It was a dream come true. Full Story

“Your Brother, With Love, Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein”

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Now is a unique time in history to be a kallah. On the one hand, weddings are simpler than ever. On the other hand, people all over the world are struggling financially. Brides and grooms stll need a simple dress, food for sheva brachos, basic items for their first home. Full Story

From The Gegent

Woman Passed Away In Hospital After Birth, Children Split Up

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Three Israeli triplets were separated after their mother, who was suffering from cancer, died shortly after giving birth. Their grieving father was unable to take care of three newborns, logistically and financially, in addition to mourning his wife and raising his other children. The three babies were sent to live with three different families, and for some years they longed to reunite.  Full Story

Young Man Wasn’t Feeling Well, Collapsed the Next Day

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One of the most alarming attributes of COVID-19 is its tendency to escalate quickly. Countless stories have emerged in recent weeks of individuals who were feeling fine then, within a matter of hours, lost their lives. One such individual was 39-year-old Efraim Nachman Blum. Full Story

The Only People Allowed To Pray At Meron This Lag BaOmer

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COVID-19 continues to make its mark on the Jewish calendar, this time casting its shadow on Lag BaOmer. Lag BaOmer in Meron is perhaps the antithesis of social distancing - tens of thousands of Jews typically gather at the resting place of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai to celebrate his yahrzeit. Full Story

Triplets Separated At Birth, Reunited 

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Three Israeli triplets were separated after their mother, who was suffering from cancer, died shortly after giving birth. Their grieving father was unable to take care of three newborns, logistically and financially, in addition to mourning his wife and raising his other children. The three babies were sent to live with three different families, and for some years they longed to reunite. Full Story

Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes: Henya Cohen, 49

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Mrs. Henya Cohen, 49, passed away last week. She left behind a widower and two daughters, who are now left to make sense of 10 years of suffering, and begin steps toward the future. A heartfelt letter on Henya’s memorial page reads as follows: Full Story

Man Fell While Family Was Away in Corona Hotel, Passed Away

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When the spread of the coronavirus first began, doctors predicted that its ripple effects would reach far and wide. One such ripple is that many people suffering other illnesses, such as heart attacks and stroke, are often afraid to go to the hospital. One such case was the tragedy of Israeli father of 9 Rabbi Yigal Garma.

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A Dying Mother’s Wish For Her Children

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It was a regular, simple engagement party not long ago. The siblings gathered around the chassan and kallah. Everyone smiled and was happy. But underneath it all was the elephant in the room: Mommy. Full Story

Young People Are Also At Risk

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One of the most alarming attributes of COVID-19 is its tendency to escalate quickly. Countless stories have emerged in recent weeks of individuals who were feeling fine then, within a matter of hours, lost their lives. One such individual was 39-year-old Efraim Nachman Blum. Full Story

BDH”E: Rav Turchin, Father of 14

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A major light from the Torah learning community went out this week, with the passing of Rosh Yeshiva Rav Chaim Aharon Turchin. Turchin lived in Bnei Brak but ran a yeshiva in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood of Jerusalem. Full Story

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