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Rabbi Rimon learns Mishnayot with bereaved children

Ahead of Memorial Day, Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon, chairman of the Sulamot Foundation, talks about a Torah learning project for the elevation of the souls of the fallen or murdered.

Rabbi Rimon learns Mishnayot with bereaved children

Final Approval:

Day of commemoration for orphans' families in Israel

According to the bill an annual day of commemoration will be held on 25 Kislev for the families of orphans and marked by a special session in Knesset plenum and some of its committees.

Day of commemoration for orphans' families in Israel

IDF transfers Palestinian orphans to Bethlehem

A large IDF force was assigned to bring a group of more than 70 orphans and adult chaperones from the Gaza Strip to Palestinian Authority territory.

IDF transfers Palestinian orphans to Bethlehem

Oct. 7th: Harsh data:

38 children murdered, 42 taken hostage, 116 orphaned

National Council for the Child data shows that 19,407 Israeli children were physically or mentally injured in the horrific events since the outbreak of the war – 37% of them under age 6.

38 children murdered, 42 taken hostage, 116 orphaned

Shocking:

Hamas attack left 96 children orphans, 20 lost both parents

96 children lost a father or mother in the murderous Hamas attack – 20 were orphaned by both parents.

Hamas attack left 96 children orphans, 20 lost both parents

No one left behind:

A special kind of family

The Swords of Iron war that broke out on Simchat Torah added thousands to the roster of the bereaved in Israel. OneFamily is there for them.

A special kind of family

21 orphaned children lost both parents in murderous Hamas attack

Children from 13 different families lost both parents. In at least one case, a parent was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists to Gaza.

21 orphaned children lost both parents in murderous Hamas attack

Orphans left completely alone:

'Our dream is to have a stable home and a normal life'

The family made Aliyah expecting better things, but a series of unforeseen tragedies left them completely alone to fend for themselves.

'Our dream is to have a stable home and a normal life'

Interview:

Jewish doctor rescues abandoned girls in India

She is second mother to 14 Indian girls nobody else wanted and she sold her house in the USA to be able to raise them to adulthood.

Jewish doctor rescues abandoned girls in India

Ukrainian special-needs orphan finds safety in Israel

22-year-old Ukrainian orphan with special needs flees to Israel, is welcomed as the latest member of Ohr Torah Stone’s Darkaynu program.

Ukrainian special-needs orphan finds safety in Israel

Food for all of Passover donated to Ukraine orphanage

Israel Magen Fund donates full supply of Passover food to children from Zhytomyr orphanage.

Food for all of Passover donated to Ukraine orphanage

Aid worker rescues 1,000 Jewish refugees from Ukraine

Jewish aid worker from London rescues over 1,000 Jewish refugees from Ukraine, including 270 orphans.

Aid worker rescues 1,000 Jewish refugees from Ukraine

UK community raises $1.6 mil for Ukrainian Jewish orphanage

Over 2,000 UK donors help Jewish orphanage and school in Odessa whose students fled to a mountain camp due to the Russian invasion.

UK community raises $1.6 mil for Ukrainian Jewish orphanage

Harry Potter author launches appeal for Ukrainian orphans

J.K. Rowling launching campaign to held Ukrainian children trapped in orphanages as war continues.

Harry Potter author launches appeal for Ukrainian orphans

Ukraine War

Odessa orphanage trying to evacuate

The leaders of a Jewish orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine, share their experiences trying to protect children in a war zone.

Odessa orphanage trying to evacuate

First They Were Nurses. Then They Were Orphans.

Her four children who remain at home tried to do it all.

First They Were Nurses. Then They Were Orphans.

Help Sima, an orphan bride, get married

'I am writing you this letter with tears in my eyes and a broken heart.'

Help Sima, an orphan bride, get married

Young Widow and Orphans Ask The Jewish Community for Help

With Rosh Hashanah fast approaching, this is an auspicious time to give tzedakah to those in need.

Young Widow and Orphans Ask The Jewish Community for Help

42 orphans celebrate their Bat Mitzvahs in Jerusalem

Colel Chabad hosts mass Bat Mitzvah celebration in Jerusalem for 42 orphans.

42 orphans celebrate their Bat Mitzvahs in Jerusalem

Kraków street named for rabbi, 300 orphans killed in Holocaust

Street to be named for Rabbi David Alter Kurzmann caretaker of the Kraków ghetto orphanage who was murdered with the orphans he cared for.

Kraków street named for rabbi, 300 orphans killed in Holocaust

Shocking:

Widower and 7 kids given 24-hour eviction notice

Family receives notice from court they will be evicted if they do not deposit shocking $22,000 in next 24 hours.

Widower and 7 kids given 24-hour eviction notice

Orphaned high schoolers given scholarships for academic success

Colel Chabad in Jerusalem grants more than 100 scholarships to high schoolers who have lost at least one parent.

Orphaned high schoolers given scholarships for academic success

Bill: IDF orphans for life

Government approves bill to allow orphans of IDF soldiers killed in action to maintain status past the age of 21.

Bill: IDF orphans for life

Watch: Special Bar Mitzvah celebration for 120 orphans

Colel Chabad, Israel’s longest running social services organization, presents orphaned boys with Bar mitzvah Celebration before Passover.

Watch: Special Bar Mitzvah celebration for 120 orphans

Watch: Orphans celebrate their Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem

Colel Chabad hosts Bat Mitzvah celebration for 42 orphan girls and their families.

Watch: Orphans celebrate their Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem

Orphaned Bar Mitzvah boys celebrate in Jerusalem

115 orphaned Bar Mitzvah boys joined in a celebration at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Orphaned Bar Mitzvah boys celebrate in Jerusalem

Watch: 'Visual effects masterpiece'

Jewish music video producer releases 'Am Yisrael Chai' - 'level of production quality not before seen in Jewish world'

Watch: 'Visual effects masterpiece'

Israel to accept 100 children from Syria

Israel to accept 100 orphans from Syria, the first time it is accepting refugees from the Syrian Civil War.

Israel to accept 100 children from Syria

IDF orphans organization joins briefing at the White House

US and Israel push joint efforts to help their respective military families, at a meeting at the White House.

IDF orphans organization joins briefing at the White House

PM to orphans: I know exactly what you're going through

In a moving meeting between Netanyahu couple and orphans of fallen soldiers, terror and fire victims, PM shares his lessons from loss.

PM to orphans: I know exactly what you're going through

Court rules in favor of children conceived via IVF

Children conceived artificially after the death of a parent to receive orphans' benefits, court rules.

Court rules in favor of children conceived via IVF

Israel's war widows and orphans

An inside look into the IDFWO, the organization in charge of the unsung heroes of the State of Israel.

Israel's war widows and orphans

Success Despite the Hardship: The Orphans Who Persevered

In special ceremony, orphaned students awarded for academic achievements despite their heart-breaking loss.

Success Despite the Hardship: The Orphans Who Persevered

'It's Heartwarming': Chabad Sponsors Bat Mitzvah for 36 Orphans

Colel Chabad, Israel's oldest social welfare organization, sponsored its fourth annual Bat Mitzvah celebration for orphans, in Jerusalem.

'It's Heartwarming': Chabad Sponsors Bat Mitzvah for 36 Orphans

113 Orphaned Boys to Celebrate Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

Colel Chabad in Jerusalem will host a mega bar mitzvah celebration for 113 orphaned boys and their families.

113 Orphaned Boys to Celebrate Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

‘We Told the Children Their Father was Gone'

Chaya Borovsky recalls her son, slain by a terrorist in Samaria. ‘He was never afraid.’

‘We Told the Children Their Father was Gone'

Netanyahu: I Remember Yoni Every Second

Prime Minister meets IDF orphans and shares feelings about loss, as Memorial Day approaches.

Netanyahu: I Remember Yoni Every Second

Photos: 111 Orphans Celebrate Special Bar Mitzvah

111 boys who have reached the age of Bar celebrated in a unique event organized by Colel Chabad in Israel.

Photos: 111 Orphans Celebrate Special Bar Mitzvah

Cabinet Approves Compensation for 225 Reservists' Orphans

Bill gives equal compensation to 225 orphans of IDF reservists killed in action who were not eligible for it until now.

Cabinet Approves Compensation for 225 Reservists' Orphans