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Apr 25, 2016, 4:37 PM
R’ Danny Beller z”l — My Early Memories
In the winter of 1980, as a then young (22) Jewish educator involved in formal and informal Jewish education, I was approached by Bobby Hill the then organizer of Jewish Youth Study Groups to be a lecturer at Winter...
Jul 31, 2015, 4:02 PM
Eli Fachler Z”L
On Thursday morning, August 30th (yesterday as I am writing this) we got up from sitting shiva for my dear father Eli Fachler z"l. Over the last few weeks as we were struggling to get Dad back to health at the...
Aug 10, 2014, 6:06 PM
“Offensive Edge”: Like in real war, so too in the Media war – The best form of Defense is Offence
From the beginning of the Protective Edge campaign we have been subject to self-congratulatory video clips depicting Israel’s spokespeople giving fine performances to foreign news reporters and interviewers on various news networks. We see our ambassadors (and personal good...
Aug 5, 2014, 12:35 PM
Tisha B’Av in Jerusalem 2014 – a Personal Perspective
We moved to our apartment in Baka exactly 24 years ago, a week before our son Yonadav was born. Within a week or so we discovered the shul that we have been attending ever since. Its official name is...
Aug 3, 2014, 4:10 PM
Visiting Shiva at the family of Seren Roi Peles
(Written last Monday, July 28) Today, three of our children, Avinoam, Boaz, Ateret and I went to visit the Peles family Shiva home in Tel Aviv. Seren Roi Peles was killed on Friday night by a direct hit from a...
Aug 3, 2014, 12:26 AM
The Shloshim of Eyal, Gilad and Naftali – My Personal Perspective, Part 2: Visiting Shiva at the Yifrach, Shaer and Frankel Families
(Written three days after the funeral) Yesterday Michal and I drove to visit the three families of the Eyal, Gilad and Naftali HY”D.We drove to Elad to the Yifrach family. Alas there was such a stream of VIP politicians that...
Aug 2, 2014, 11:52 PM
The Shloshim of Eyal, Gilad and Naftali – My Personal Perspective, Part 1: The day all of Am Yisrael became “Mekochnikim”
Mekor Chaim is the Yeshiva High School that two of the murdered young men (Naftali and Gilad) were attending. Boys who attend Mekor Chaim are nicknamed “mekochnikim”. If I were to try to define the term mekochnik, I would...
Meir Fachler is the director of Gemara Berura, a web-app for learning and teaching Talmud.