Audio: Gratitude and Faith in the Face of Adversity

Yael Ehrenpreis Meyer shares personal stories of challenge, death and infertility, with faith and strength shining through.
2/20/2014, 9:52 AM

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Yael Ehrenpreis Meyer has had her share of challenges in life. Still, her attitude is incredibly positive and loving, and her faith is stronger than ever.

When she tells of her brother with Downs Syndrome, her focus is on how well loved he is by wide circles of all those who know him.

When she tells of the illness, extended coma and subsequent death of another brother, her focus is on his extraordinary group of friends whose loyalty and inclusiveness began at the age of 13 and never left.

When she talks about years of childlessness in a community of families, she does not gloss over the pain, yet she emphasises the wonderful community and the importance of sharing with a few close friends.

Throughout the show, Yael paints a picture of an unusually loving family and a strong sense of gratitude. Her love for the Land of Israel shines through as well.

This is one of those shows that you listen to more than once and share with your friends. Yael Ehrenpreis Meyer is a remarkable woman: articulate, engaging, and very inspiring.

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Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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