400 misiles had been launched today from the Gaza Strip to Israel. They shoot to kill. Here’s one from less than an hour ago in Ashkelon, a town on the Mediterranean Sea. Yes, we have Iron Dome system to protect us, but sometimes it misses. Here’s one of the time. This is not Hollywood. It’s Israel NOW. @anatgat toda for sending it to us 🚀💥🔥💣 נפילה של טיל באמצע אשקלון, לפני שעה - בסה״כ מהיום אחה״צ עד חצות וחצי בלילה - שוגרו 400 טילים מרצועת עזה לישראל. מטרת הטילים: להרוג ולהרוס אותנו. חוצפנים
This is not fire works, this is the south of Israel this evening.. Over 300 rockets in the last few hours, one of the craziest days Israel has seen. There have been direct hits, houses, buildings and a bus.
My app has been going off non stop, and it’s crazy, not normal, and that’s nothing compared to the people, the families, the farmers, the children, the elders, the students and everyone that lives there..
People of the south and our soldiers be safe! We are all with u and hopeong and praying for this to be over and quite days!!! #mirtek#iloveisrael#nootherhome#southisrael#amisraelchai
Over 200 Rockets got fired from Hamas into Israel in a few Hours.
Hamas will pay a very High Price for its aggression as Israel has the right to defend itself from any Islamic Terror Groups. As long there is no Quit in South Israel there will be no quit nights for Hamas and Its supporters.
I was lucky to spend the day in #jerusalem with friends, and after that I had to visit the #westernwall to pray.
My heart is with our friends in the south of Israel and to all those who spend night and day to keep us safe. Pray that they return home safely ❤
When a lego gets stuck in your kid’s nose... 👃🏻🎛
At 9 AM this morning, Jack came into my room crying that a lego piece was stuck in his nose. We made some home-made attempts to remove it but realized shortly after that we needed professional assistance. We walked to the local emergency room and were told that they didn’t have the right supplies to remove it. They insisted that it was a threat to his airway and transferred us to Maimonides via ambulance. The attempts to remove the lego failed at Maimonides and so we were urgently rushed to NYU via another ambulance and treated by an amazing team of ENT airway specialists. After much mayhem, the lego was finally dislodged at 7 PM this evening.
I would like to express my gratitude publicly for having access to healthcare resources that helped us deal with the situation with minimal stress. Most of all, the incredibly stocked hospitality room at Maimonides full of delicious Shabbos food like bilkalas, gefilte fish, kokosh cake, and hot chulent - what an amazing taste of home in a cold and sterile environment. Thank you Yad Ephraim!
Thank you to the father and son (I don’t know your names) who skipped their Shabbos naps to volunteer and visited our room with a trolley full of candy, compote, cake, and soda so we could still experience some oneg Shabbos. I am endlessly grateful that I belong to a community that has so many members who actively oversee organizations that help families during traumatic times. Thank you.
Gut Vuch and may we only have simcha, bracha, and health! #shavuatov#amisraelchai#stretcher#ambulance#pediatrics#peds#health#happiness#family#jewish#hospital#ent
November 9/10, 1938. My grandmother Gerda z”l had always recalled this night very well: It was the night before her 15th birthday when ordinary neighbors became murderers overnight and burnt down the synagogues in Vienna. From this night on everything worsened drastically: She was dehumanized and forced to wear this yellow “Judenstern”. One day the Nazis forced her to clean the streets of Vienna with a toothbrush. Amused “Aryan” Viennese were passing by, humiliating her. The neighboring families greedily aryanized her family’s apartment, business and other belongings. She was eventually deported from Hungary, taken off a train going to Auschwitz, starved, tortured, humiliated and put to forced labor.
My grandmother thankfully survived this low-point in human history and always opposed her past with enjoyment of life and hearty laughter, because she truly believed that “crying and laughing cost the same“. Omi, I think of you a lot- and especially today, on your birthday, which had been linked to the events of “Kristallnacht” ever since I can remember. I miss you- and I will uphold your legacy forever #novemberpogrome#kristallnacht#neverforget#amisraelchai
My mother’s side is Jewish, I know this for a fact. My father’s side may be too. Here are letters my grandfather wrote from German concentration camps to his parents. Here is his certificate of reparations for being jailed for 10 months and having served hard labor for 59 from the post-Nazi German government. Yet my grandfather was known to have notorious antisemitic sentiments. At the same time my father hinted that his mother, Halina Orzel (maiden name) was Jewish. This is the strange schism I have had to digest my whole life: I’m a Jew who was raised Catholic finding out Jewish heritage late in life; confirmed on my mother’s side, suspected on my father’s side. My grandfather had a serial number tattooed on his forehead. If he was not a Jew then why? If he was simply a prison of war, would he not be treated differently? Was he a self-hating Jew? I don’t know. But as the anniversary of Kristalnacht came and went, I can’t help but to feel more and more intrigued by my past and how it’s manifesting itself through my life now. #jewish#neverforget#judaism#kristallnacht#holocaust#amisraelchai
On the first day of The David Project’s Interfaith Summit, our students have explored their personal connections to their faiths and how that allows them to build relationships through their shared values. As we close on this inspiring day of meaningful personal expression, we want to wish everyone a Shabbat Shalom and a wonderful weekend! #IFS2018