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The Cold of Winter

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Jerusalem winter blew in on the sixth day of Chanuka this year. Up until then, sunny skies and balmy days had left many Israelis scratching their heads in confusion...

A Light in the Darkness

Monday, April 30, 2012

When the Yasgur family immigrated to Israel from South America, they were as happy as they could ever imagine they would be. But one year after their Aliya*, Mrs...

NEW! First Impressions of Yad Eliezer

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wow, what a surprise! I was expecting to meet some new people, find out about Yad Eliezer, and get some stories to post on the website. I wasn’t expecting to be moved or excited...

Wiping Away her Tears

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

At 12:15 pm Rachel walked in to Yad Eliezer and sat down with Milka and Rabbi Dov Weizel, the director. The tears came before the words...

A Happy Ending

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I little over a month ago I was asked to translate the following letter. My heart broke for the family that would be struggling to rebuild from the ashes- literally...

Milka the Tooth Fairy

Sunday, November 18, 2012

In the previous blog, I brought some statistics on poverty levels in Israel...

Yad Eliezer On the Front Lines

Sunday, November 25, 2012

As news of the ceasefire was going to press residents of southern Israel were still unsure of their footing...

The Tooth-Fairy Returns

Sunday, December 02, 2012

One more short story about dental work. At one point Yad Eliezer was contacted by Hadassa Hospital’s dental hygienist school...

Wheel of Fortune

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Ya’akov was basically a happy family man. He worked, spent time with his family, and was a regular donor to Yad Eliezer. But you never know where life will take you...

Teardrops of Autumn

Monday, October 28, 2013

The sights, sounds and smells herald winter's approach in the coolnight breeze. The red sunset surrounds the changing landscape as theuniverse pulses forward in time...

Storm in Jerusalem: Firsthand Account

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dear Sori,I understand that many people will be asking you about the conditions in Israel with the blanket campaign going on, so I thought you might be interested in hearing from me, as a...

Purim Lights

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dear Yad Eliezer,I don't want to trouble you, but I really don't know who else to turn to. I have a neighbor is sitting in a cold dark home as the rain pours down outside...

A mother's voice

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dear Jewish Community in America,First of all, I am writing to express my thanks for your tefillah, numerous rockets have fallen all over Israel with very few injuries and that is in no...

A good eye...

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Last week, Mrs. K. noticed that her 8 month old baby, Tamar, was blinking rapidly in the light...

A Rosh HaShana reality check - What is this all about anyways?

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Rosh HaShana is nearly here. I'm stressing about how I'm going to do all of the shopping and cooking...

On a personal note...

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

My heart filled with that special feeling that isn't quite pride, rather a deep satisfaction in the ultimate good nature of human kind.First a little background...

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