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I heard this on the radio the other day, and BAM! I’m seven years old again, singing my favorite song. Music is the best time machine 馃檪

Do you have a song that can bring you back in time? What is it?


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I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.Deliver me. – Genesis 32, 10-11 (King James version)

拽讟谞转讬 诪讻诇 讛讞住讚讬诐 讜诪讻诇 讛讗诪转 讗砖专 注砖讬转 讗转 注讘讚讱 讻讬 讘诪拽诇讬 注讘专转讬 讗转 讛讬专讚谉 讛讝讛 讜注转讛 讛讬讬转讬 诇砖谞讬 诪讞谞讜转, 讛爪讬诇谞讬 谞讗 – 讘专讗砖讬转 诇讘 讬讗-讬讘

From this week’s parasha, and an absolutely amazing song. It speaks to me when I am sad and aching; and also when I am overjoyed. A great way to start the week.

Have a great week!


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But I set fire to the rain,
Watched it pour as I touched your face,
Well, it burned while I cried
‘Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name!

Adele, “Set Fire to the Rain”

Can’t say it better than that 馃檪

Have a great week!

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The voice of the Lord聽hews out flames of fire” (Paslms 29,7)

拽讜诇 讛’ 讞讜爪讘 诇讛讘讜转 讗砖” 转讛讬诇讬诐 讻”讟, 讝”

Imagine the synagogue, Friday night. We had sung already a few songs, leading up to this one: Psalm 29, “Mizmor Le-David“. Everyone stands up for this song. It starts quietly, even though it already has rythm. Even the first chorus is still relatively quiet. But now everyone is loosening up, all the synagoue is singing, some are clapping or stamping their feet, swinging hips, dancing in place. And it gets stronger and more moving, now there is rythm, now there is passion, and we get to the line above. Everyone yells out when we get to “fire“. And in the last verse and chorus the feeling and joy run high, and you can hear the entire congegration also from outside, and we welcome the Shabbat with open arms, preparing for Lecha Dodi which offically brings in the Shabbat.

This is my favorite song. This is my favorite line. This is how I love to start the Shabbat, in joy, and music, and dancing. And this is how I love to start the new week, in singing and remembering the strength and joy and passion of a hall full of men and women singing together.

Have a great week!

This is the original version of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Z”L. It doesn’t have聽the punch of all of us singing together, but it’s good 馃檪

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This put a smile on my face the whole day 馃檪 The new Maccabeats Hanukkah song is based on “All about that bass”, and is hilarious! This year Maccabeats teamed up with Mayim Bialik to raise $10,000 for the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. Kol Hakavod and good luck! I added also my other favorite Maccabeats Hanukkah songs, and One Day too because it’s just awesome. And yes, all a capella, even the beatbox “drums”. Enjoy!


“All About that Neis” – for the smile

“Burn” – for the hope

Candlelight (their first viral song) – for the nostalgia

And One Day, because it’s so true, and gives me hope even when I’m down.


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On Rosh Hashana Eve, I wish you and your family a year of sweetness, laughter, joy, fullfilment, personal growth,聽nachas, and good tidings.

And to help you on your way, here are some videos:

The Maccabeats, excellent as usual, with tradition and laughter:

Sia, for those moments when you need a helping hand. We all have them sometimes.

And Shimon Peres knows how to laugh – and to get the聽message across. May his vision come true and we will know true long lasting peace, Amen.

Shana Tova Umetuka!

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1.聽Toddlers don’t break bones

Well, they do, apparently more than we think. While toddler bones are flexible and therefore less breakable, they are susceptible to torque. Therefore, toddlers break bones easily if, for example, their foot gets caught somewhere and they try to twist it out.

2. If your leg is broken, you can’t move your toes

Absolutely false. You can move your toes and even bend your leg. It doesn’t even necessarily hurt, depending on the type of breakage.

3. If you have a broken bone, the area will swell and/or become discolored

False again. Especially with toddlers, there might not be any outward signs at all.

And how do I know all this? Because my daughter apparently broke her thigh bone 3 days ago, and it took us and her pediatrician a day to figure it out. She had no marks of any kind. She hadn’t fallen that day hard enough to make her cry. She bent her legs, moved her toes with no problem. The symptoms we saw were:

1. She didn’t want to be picked up

2. She didn’t put weight on her right leg (which we discovered only after some hours).

The pediatrician himself didn’t think of broken bones – he suspected tendinitis or similar and sent us to a child orthopedic. He felt her legs for 10 seconds and told us that our daughter had a broken thigh bone 馃槸

So my sweet toddler is now in a spica cast for 3 weeks. She doesn’t cry anymore when we pick her up and is sleeping well. But she already asked the doctor to take off the cast 馃檪

Now people are asking us,聽“Why didn’t you go immediately to have an X-Ray?”

“Because everyone’s a genius after the event” 馃槢 聽(Not that I said that to anyone’s face. But I thought it 馃槈 ). Well, now you can be genuises before the event if you see the same symptoms. Knowledge is power!


After the Event – Bedi’avad / words and music – Danny Sanderson, performer – Ariel Zilber


“The only thing that’s definite

one hundred percent

is that everyone’s a genius

after the event”

Shabbat Shalom and health to all!


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