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An Unbelievable Tragedy In Petach Tikvah- 3 Orphans Who Will Never See Their Father Again

HaRav Shmuel Katzenelbogen died this week from wounds incurred after he was hit by a passing car in the Hadar Ganim neighborhood.

Three Orphans Who Will Never See Their Father Again

The Devastated Orphan In A Heartbreaking Plea

The Devastated Orphan In A Heartbreaking Post: "The Tears That Were Shed That Night Never Stopped Flowing…"

The Devastated Orphan In A Heartbreaking Plea

No Eye Stays Dry: Eight Tender Orphans Separated From Their Father Forever

Young rabbi passes from terrible disease, leaving 8 orphans without support.

Eight Tender Orphans Separated From Their Father Forever

Inconceivable: 7 orphans living in a cramped apartment without a source of support

The Yemin family is in a grave situation.

7 orphans living in cramped apartment without supportplayer

The Young Widow Testifies: "I'm Completely Shattered Deep Inside"

"I don't have the means to take care of my children. I'm broken and shattered. We live in a small apartment and have no financial support."

Young Widow Testifies: "I'm Completely Shattered Deep Inside"

Helping the widow of Bnei Brak terror victim

Rabbi Avishai Yechezkel left behind a two year old son, and an expectant wife. Kupat Ha'ir is collecting donations to help the family.

Helping the widow of Bnei Brak terror victim

Rabbi Edelstein: Each person should donate to Kupat Ha'ir

Everyone should donate 785 shekels, the gematria of Rav Chaim's name, l'ilui nishmato.

Rabbi Edelstein: Each person should donate to Kupat Ha'ir

On His Parents' Graves: All Alone in the World

Nosson went through indescribably difficult years, yet did everything he could to help his devastated family.

On His Parents' Graves: All Alone in the World

Racheli buried her father half an hour before her chuppah

For the first time, Racheli Astikenji relates her poignant life story, starting from her childhood in the Jerbi family household.

Racheli buried her father half an hour before her chuppahplayer

The House of the Shunamite Woman

R' Shimon Galai is travelling at the behest and under the guidance of Maran Sar HaTorah HaGaon R' Chaim Kanievsky.

The House of the Shunamite Womanplayer

A happy childhood shattered: The story of an orphaned kallah

Sarah was a regular, happy little girl…until her father fell ill with the well-known, dreaded disease which eventually took his life. Now, t

A happy childhood shattered: The story of an orphaned kallah

The orphan who has no one to name her

Let's all unite for the sake of an orphaned infant who was born today and has no one to give her a name.

The orphan who has no one to name her

"I don't have a cent; I desperately need your help"

She struggled with the challenges of a sick husband, a Down's syndrome child, and a mountain of debt: The widow cries for help.

"I don't have a cent; I desperately need your help"player

Noa and Uriel were born with a disability, which limits their mobility

They are little children, but they were born with a severe disability.

Noa and Uriel were born with a disabilityplayer

Orphans cry for help after losing their mother

6 children face an empty refrigerator after suddenly losing their mother.

Orphans cry for help after losing their mother

A preliminary transfer was made to the families sitting shivah after the Meron tragedy.

Over a million dollars have already been donated to families by Kupat Ha'ir

A transfer was made to the families after the Meron tragedy

If he takes on one more shekel of debt, we'll be orphans

My sister is engaged. The bride's happy, the groom's happy - only my father has a sad face.

 If he takes on one more shekel of debt, we'll be orphansplayer

My life is shattered

My Mommy died before my very eyes; now we don't have a Mommy and we don't have food

My life is shattered

How An Abandoned Baby Grew Up To Be a Remarkable Young Woman

This is the question Chava Sara often asked herself because she was that girl.

How An Abandoned Baby Grew Up To Be a Remarkable Young Woman

Why this man gave up hope of ever getting married

Yitzchok Rotman’s disbelief at his engagement was not due to the struggles with dating which are so prevalent in today’s world.

Why this man gave up hope of ever getting married

Watch: Special message from Rabbi Gershon Edelstein

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein’s illustrious group will be reciting a special prayer on behalf of all those who donate to Kupat Ha’ir.

Watch: Special message from Rabbi Gershon Edelsteinplayer

Watch: Rav Scheinberg saw what was going on, and was appalled

Watch: Rav Simcha Scheinberg releases a moving video this week in support of a family member in crisis.

Rav Scheinberg saw what was going on, and was appalled

They seemed to have everything people dream of, but it was chaos

Rav Stern of Jerusalem had everything that many work a lifetime to achieve. However, a diagnosis sent his home spiraling into chaos.

They seemed to have everything people dream of, but it was chaos

His Life Fell Apart, But She Stayed By His Side

Chaim Ehrenfeld’s health journey was already a tough one. After years of fighting liver cirrhosis, he was finally approved for a transplant.

His Life Fell Apart, But She Stayed By His Side

A video message from Rav Yitzchok Sheiner

Rosh Yeshiva of Kaminetz appeals to community to help support family of widow raising 10 children on her own.

A video message from Rav Yitzchok Sheinerplayer

Incredible rebbetzin raising 10 kids after losing husband

Rosh Yeshiva of Kaminetz appeals to the community to support woman raising 10 kids in poverty as she prepares for her son's wedding.

Incredible rebbetzin raising 10 kids after losing husbandplayer

Another Look Inside the Tragedy That “Could Have Been Any Of Us”

Mother of five suddenly dies in her sleep one Shabbat morning, leaving five children and her husband struggling to recover.

Another Look Inside the Tragedy That “Could Have Been Any Of Us”

Officials Refused To Take Man Suffering Heart Attack to Hospital

PIKUACH NEFESH & PIDYON SHVUYIM: He suffered a heart attack, but they wouldn't bring him a doctor ... Please help me bring my husband home

Officials Refused To Take Man Suffering Heart Attack to Hospital

Rav Kanievsky: Help 9 children who just lost their mother

Meirav Toledano passed away from cancer, leaving her husband to raise 9 children and a year and a half of hospital bills.

Rav Kanievsky: Help 9 children who just lost their mother

Family rushed to hospital, returned to find home destroyed

Rabbi Yehuda Politansky rushed to the hospital by his family - only to return home to find his home destroyed in a fire.

Family rushed to hospital, returned to find home destroyedplayer

Children kept shocking secret from teachers, friends

The Ben Dahan teenagers have attended school during recent weeks concealing a secret. Teachers and friends didn't dream of the dark reality.

Children kept shocking secret from teachers, friends

Fund set up for Beitar Illit family devastated by fire

Kupat Ha'ir raises funds for family which lost 2 children, all belongings, in tragic fire last night.

Fund set up for Beitar Illit family devastated by fire

16-year-old lived on her own, worked at grocery store

Abandoned by her parents when she was just a baby, Suri was raised by orphanages and foster families. Now, at age 20, she's getting married.

16-year-old lived on her own, worked at grocery store

Girl supporting family with wages from store

Devorah Avraham was in her 9th month of pregnancy when she was diagnosed with cancer. She passed away 1 week after giving birth

Girl supporting family with wages from store

A Prisoner in Her Own Body

Rabbi Meir Hacker, has volunteered with ZAKA for over 20 years and has seen countless tragedies. However, this time, the tragedy is his own.

A Prisoner in Her Own Body

The Rachmastrivka Rebbe saved my life

The Rachmastrivka Rebbe supports Kupat Ha’Ir’s orphan wedding program.

The Rachmastrivka Rebbe saved my life

Her parents died, so he left

The Rachmastrivka Rebbe is the latest of the gedolim to add his name to the monthly Kupat Ha’Ir orphan campaigns.

Her parents died, so he left

Beit Shemesh Rabbi on personal mission to save Russian orphans

Ohr BeOdessa organization seeks to bring Jewish siblings taken from their mother in Ukraine for neglect for adoption in Israel.

Beit Shemesh Rabbi on personal mission to save Russian orphans

The girl with the story the matchmaker couldn’t believe

Sara Ben David, 19, was just 5 years old when she lost her mother in the infamous Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing.

The girl with the story the matchmaker couldn’t believeplayer

Woman campaigns to reunite separated family

Smoke filled the sky in the Sorotzkin neighborhood of Jerusalem last month, as the Vital family’s home was swiftly destroyed by flames.

Woman campaigns to reunite separated family