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I Told My Husband: "We Have To Adopt A Child With Down’s Syndrome"

Chaya and Yisrael Ben-Baruch, more than just being a couple, are truly an inspiring phenomenon. Their story begins in Long Island, New York, switches to Alaska and concludes in the holy city of Safed. It contains significant challenges, searches for authentic Judaism, refined characters, devotion to unwanted Down's Syndrome children, and a surprise happy ending which proves that sometimes reality goes beyond the wildest imagination. A portrait of loving kindness at its most potent.

From India to Jerusalem

Today Rabbi Yitzchak Fanger is one of the most popular motivational speakers in Israel. What caused him to leave behind his dream of becoming a Reiki expert and search for the truth? In an inspiring and humorous lecture, Rav Fanger tells over his adventurous life-story, that takes a wild turn-around in the forests of India

At the Last Minute The Cremation Was Averted

Michael Osborne travelled to the island of Negros for medical treatment , but in the end he passed away. Since he was unknown and did not seem to have family, the church wanted to cremate him. But then it became apparent that he was a Jew and with the help of a Chabad emissary and the head of the Zaka organization his body was saved and brought to a Jewish burial in the Philippines.

Torah Revival in Jerusalem’s Old City

It appeared that the sound of Torah learning almost stopped in the Old City — and suddenly it had returned, full of life. Yeshiva students and Torah scholars fill the halls of synagogues and study houses in the Old City of Jerusalem. Where do they keep the oil jug and the shofar from the Holy Temple? What is the legend about the Yeshivat Porat Yosef rocks? And why was the synagogue named after the prophet Elijah? Then and now in the alleyways of the Jewish Quarter

Returning to Judaism in the Galilee: Sparks of Jewish Life in the Ben Ami Village

You are invited to an unusual journey: A Shabbat in the Ben Ami village in the Galilee. A talk with a married yeshiva student who lives there permanently, a villager who has already studied the entire Talmud, words of inspiration during the Third Meal of Shabbat and fascinating Jewish legal questions about pecans. The awakening taking place in Israel’s north

Aleppo Empty of Jews: the Last Two Jewish Women Rescued and Brought to Israel

In a secret operation, the last two Jewish women living in Aleppo were smuggled to Israel between bombs and sniper fire. Only a few dozen Jews are left in Syria now. The ancient synagogues are empty, there is no one to take care of cemeteries and tombs of sages, and the contact with the last remaining Jews in the country, most of them older people, was lost due to fear of wiretappings. War in Syria: a rare Jewish view

"Everyone Deserves A Chance To Improve"- The Work Of A College Rabbi at Hermon Prison

At the Hermon rehabilitative correctional facility, the goal is to give the prisoners their life back again. The prisoners in the Torah section of the facility learn and study, become accustomed to working on their character traits and giving to others but mostly they learn from scratch how to hope once again. The Rabbi of this unusual college, Prison Officer David Ochanona, explains how to distinguish between the individual and his actions, and how not to give up on any person, whoever he is. "Hashem is merciful and helps all of his children, irrespective of where they have fallen to or how they have lapsed".

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