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I Won’t Go to Shul this Yom Kippur

I will not be going to shul on Yom Kippur this year. I didn’t attend last year, either. And that’s okay. I’m okay. I feel no guilt about it. I’m a nursing mother of a small child and I have no qualms about spending the holiest day of the year sweeping up Cheerios and […]

By |September 28th, 2017|Chassidus|0 Comments

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Tuition: How Much for Chabad Schools in Be’er Sheva?

A few months ago a Google Drive Spreadsheet went viral amongst the diaspora Jewish community. You probably saw it – it was a crowd-sourced chart of tuition in Jewish schools around the world. It was terrifying.

In Israel almost all schools are fully funded by the government. Chabad schools have additional costs for added curriculum […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Aliyah|0 Comments

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Life in a Country of Mishpacha 

Every time I arrive in a different country around the world, there’s always this oppressive feeling of foreigness, of being out of place.

This feeling diminishes according to the Jewish presence level in the place. When abroad, being surrounded by Jews makes me feel more relaxed, more at home.

I just read a story by a shaliach in […]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Chassidus, Israel|0 Comments

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24 Things That Are Normal When You’re in Neve Chabad

While we wait for the future site of Neve Chabad to be ready, our group is gathered in Be’er Sheva, building up our community spirit and preparing for all things ahead.

Between weekly shiurim and farbrengens, everyday playdates and shopping trips, and all things community spirit, here are some things that have become the norm […]