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They can’t bear the thought of this happening

Every ticking second is a thief, stealing precious moments from our future with him.

They can’t bear the thought of this happening

Father of toddler injured in major car accident

Sari is counting on the only people she knows she can turn to– the Jewish people.

Father of toddler injured in major car accident

10-year-old starts secret business

Moshe Apfel, 10, has plenty of toys and games at home, like most kids his age. For that reason, it took a while before his parents began to notice that something was off.

10-year-old starts secret business

“Our phones have not stopped ringing”

Our phones have not stopped ringing, as family after family has personally reached out to us, with nowhere else to turn.

“Our phones have not stopped ringing”

Why This Boy Might Not Have A Bar Mitzvah

There is a question in the minds of everyone who knows the Byriben family: will Shimon celebrate his bar mitzvah this year?

Why This Boy Might Not Have A Bar Mitzvah

Mother of 2-week-old suddenly collapses and dies in bedroom

Hatzalah volunteers tried to resuscitate her while the family watched in horror, but after heroically trying, they were unable to save her.

Mother of 2-week-old suddenly collapses and dies in bedroom

7-Year-Old Thought Father Was Asleep.

Their mother can see what is happening, and the truth stings.

7-Year-Old Thought Father Was Asleep.

She Looked Into The Mirror And Saw Someone Who Died

I am turning to you with a cry from the depths of my heart to come to the aid of a bride who is orphaned from her mother.

She Looked Into The Mirror And Saw Someone Who Died

TRAGIC: Israeli Family Faces Second Major Blow

2 years ago, Yanky, Ruty, Devorah, Yair, Chani, and Dov world crumbled when their father was diagnosed with a severe heart disease.

TRAGIC: Israeli Family Faces Second Major Blow

Thousands Of Israelis Predicted To Go Hungry This Tishrei

714 Israeli families are struggling to survive financially during a devastating medical crisis, without us they'll be hungry this Tishrei

Thousands Of Israelis Predicted To Go Hungry This Tishrei

Rabbi Kolodetsky urges support for family facing crisis

The well-respected Rabbi is close to the family, vouches for the authenticity of the plea and calls upon the community to help.

Rabbi Kolodetsky urges support for family facing crisis

"Mommy, why is our table empty this Rosh Hashana?"

As we hear the shofar’s piercing cry this year, there are children scattered across Israel who are crying, too.

"Mommy, why is our table empty this Rosh Hashana?"

Toddler May Be Homeless This Rosh Hashanah

With less than a week until Rosh Hashanah, the prospect of spending the Chag on the streets may become a reality for one-year-old Esther.

Toddler May Be Homeless This Rosh Hashanah

Toddler May Be Homeless This Rosh Hashanah

With less than a week until Rosh Hashanah, the prospect of spending the Chag on the streets may become a reality for one-year-old Esther.

Toddler May Be Homeless This Rosh Hashanah

8 Kids Left Behind

The pain of their loss is immeasurable.

8 Kids Left Behind

Bank Gives Widow Heart-Stopping Ultimatum

Malkie and her three young children are terrified at the prospect of being evicted from the only home they have ever known.

Bank Gives Widow Heart-Stopping Ultimatum

Every Time He Does This, They Fear For His Life

Joy swiftly turned to distress for the Rivkin family when they discovered that their tiny baby had a rare condition.

Every Time He Does This, They Fear For His Life

Orthodox Family Thrown Into State Of Chaos

After complaining of persistent pain in his bones, his wife insisted he see a doctor, where a test revealed a devastating truth.

Orthodox Family Thrown Into State Of Chaos

Making It Practical: The Mitzvah To Love The Convert

The Rambam writes, “Know that the obligation is great to love the convert, just as we were commanded to love His name.”

Making It Practical: The Mitzvah To Love The Convert

The Real Reason This Mother And Daughter Are So Close In Age

Less than 18 years separate the two. Mom was married off at the young age of 17, in an arranged shidduch common in insular Chareidi circles.

The Real Reason This Mother And Daughter Are So Close In Age

Families Jumped into the Ocean to Escape Maui Fire

Paradise turned into devastation when beautiful Maui, Hawaii was ravaged by a wildfire, leaving the entire region in a state of chaos

Families Jumped into the Ocean to Escape Maui Fire

“My Mommy doesn’t know I’m writing this”

My mommy and Daddy tell me that I need to be brave because I have to fight a big, scary monster named Cancer.

“My Mommy doesn’t know I’m writing this”

Israeli Man Receives Threatening Note In Foreign Language

The alarm bells truly began to ring when he received intimidating letters, written in Polish, accusing him of tax evasion.

Israeli Man Receives Threatening Note In Foreign Language

Israeli woman’s death brought family’s sad secret to light

The Itzkowitz family story has left the Jewish community in shock: Tamar was only in her lower thirties when she passed away.

Israeli woman’s death brought family’s sad secret to light

If Teen Doesn’t Complete This Task, She May Die

Time is ticking - help Esther cross “life-saving treatment” off her to-do list today. It will be effective only in the next few months.

If Teen Doesn’t Complete This Task, She May Die

Children Separated Brutally From Mother

A mother of four, has been living apart from her children for months. Illness has brutally separated them, forcing her to live in Hospital

Children Separated Brutally From Mother

The reason this woman stopped lighting Shabbat candles

Shabbat in the Friedman house used to be happy.

The reason this woman stopped lighting Shabbat candles

Cancer Survivor Can’t Afford To Get Married

Losing a spouse. Fighting cancer as a teenager. Israeli mom Rochel and daughter Devora have been through it all.

Cancer Survivor Can’t Afford To Get Married

Double tragedy strikes Ferber family

In just the span of two months, the family's life has turned into a heart-wrenching battle for survival.

Double tragedy strikes Ferber family

Nightmare May Become Bride’s Reality

With only 36 hours until the wedding, Chana Haberman is growing increasingly desperate. Will the wedding be able to take place as scheduled?

Nightmare May Become Bride’s Reality

"I always saw stories online...I never thought we'd be one."

This isn't playtime at home. This is the stark reality of a hospital and chemo sessions.

"I always saw stories online...I never thought we'd be one."

This bride is an absolute heroine

14 days before her wedding, Chana’s working from dawn till dusk AND taking care of her family.

This bride is an absolute heroine

He was homeless for a year. This is what turned his life around

When he came to us, he was at the end of his rope.

He was homeless for a year. This is what turned his life around

Man Abandons Wife With Thirteen Kids

For an entire year, Yehudis  waited for her husband to come back home...But her waiting was futile.

Man Abandons Wife With Thirteen Kids

They couldn’t hide the embarrassing truth

When elderly Mrs. Robinson eagerly knocked on the door at 7:30 pm to share photos from her grandson’s Bar Mitzvah, she was surprised.

They couldn’t hide the embarrassing truth

Why This mother Is starving herself

Despite their hardships, they remain hopeful that they will one day be able to find a more comfortable home.

Why This mother Is starving herself

Jerusalem Family's Home Lost in Devastating Fire

They quickly arrived at the scene to find their home reduced to a black, charred mess.

Jerusalem Family's Home Lost in Devastating Fire

This Info About Their Son Shook Them To The Core

The next couple of days will determine whether this family’s baby will live, or if they will face the pain of losing their own newborn child

This Info About Their Son Shook Them To The Core

She Hopes Her Kids Will Never See Her Doing This

Nurses cannot believe the picture taken of Eliana’s smiling, hopeful face just a few weeks ago.

She Hopes Her Kids Will Never See Her Doing This

Jerusalem on edge: manhunt for terrorists continues

It’s been twenty-four hours since yesterday’s act of terror, and the entire city is on edge.

Jerusalem on edge: manhunt for terrorists continues

This was no ordinary El Al flight…

The Shapiras booked a flight for a few more precious days with their mother….But sadly, it was not meant to be.

This was no ordinary El Al flight…

Public Inspired By Jewish Generosity

Yesterday, Sari’s mother had an urgent update to share with the public

Public Inspired By Jewish Generosity

Ahavat Chinam: A Jewish girl was kidnapped

"Little do they know - Nobody cares about Sarah. Well, almost nobody."

Ahavat Chinam: A Jewish girl was kidnapped

How The World's Biggest Rabbis Are Spending Yom Kippur

The Gedolei HaDor hear stories from suffering people of all types, and reflect deeply on what can be done to fix our broken world.

How The World's Biggest Rabbis Are Spending Yom Kippur

Baby Cries For Her Mother, Doesn’t Understand She's Gone Forever

Sara was only 45 years old. She leaves behind a house full of devastated little children, including a baby.

Baby Cries For Her Mother, Doesn’t Understand She's Gone Forever

Please Help The Poor Go Through The Holidays With Dignity!

An important message from R' Gershon Edelstein, R' Dov Landau, R' Shimon Baadani 7 49 Other Great Rabbis:

Please Help The Poor Go Through The Holidays With Dignity!

Living With Depression: An Orthodox Woman Speaks Out

I think only those who have been through it seem to truly get it...

Living With Depression: An Orthodox Woman Speaks Out

New letter from widow of Beit Shemesh tragedy

"Now we are up from shiva, but it still feels like my husband’s murder couldn’t possibly be real."

New letter from widow of Beit Shemesh tragedy

Amazing Bond Between Father & Son Ends In Tragedy

Shlomo Meirson and his son Shmuel were beyond close. It’s not surprising: The Meirsons waited years to have a child

Amazing Bond Between Father & Son Ends In Tragedy

Baby Saved From Fire, Just In Time

the expectant mother grabbed her baby from his room and ran for her life. Just moments later, escape could have been impossible

Baby Saved From Fire, Just In Time

Jews Around The World Unite To Help Widow Of Murdered Rabbi

In an inspiring turn, the global Jewish community has begun to unite to help Mrs. Anshin & her children.

Jews Around The World Unite To Help Widow Of Murdered Rabbi

More details emerge regarding death of Rabbi in Beit Shemesh

"We performed medical tests and in a short time we had to determine his death."

More details emerge regarding death of Rabbi in Beit Shemesh

If you went to seminary, you probably ate by these people

From the sidelines, his wife is fighting a whole different battle

If you went to seminary, you probably ate by these people

Urgent update on Ruti Dahan

This week, the six Dahan children’s life took another horrific spin.

Urgent update on Ruti Dahan

He Said He Was Going To Shul. Then, He Never Came Back

At first, the Cohen* family couldn’t believe that it could be true. They called the police, sure that their father was missing.

He Said He Was Going To Shul. Then, He Never Came Back

Desperate Mother Asks Public: “Please Help My Baby”

“Hello, my name is Shoshi Bernstein. I live in Beit Shemesh and have 6 wonderful children. Our youngest, Michoel, is not well."

Desperate Mother Asks Public: “Please Help My Baby”

Five Israeli Children Orphaned Overnight After Terrible Tragedy

It is times like these that define who we are as a nation.

Five Israeli Children Orphaned Overnight After Terrible Tragedy

“She’s All We Have”: This Story Is Leaving People In Tears

Being a single mom was never easy…but right now, it’s killing her.

“She’s All We Have”: This Story Is Leaving People In Tears

This story will break your heart

They suffered through the horrors of war all on their own.

This story will break your heart

Religious Single Mother Lying On Her Deathbed

One month ago the girls, today 14 and 11 years old, were horrified to discover that their mother’s cancer had returned

Religious Single Mother Lying On Her Deathbed