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March 26, 2008

Righteous Among the Nations.

IRENA SENDLER
2003 Winner of
the Jan Karski Award
of Valor and Courage

"I only did what was normal. I could have done more," she says.
"This regret will follow me to my death..."

Her amazing story is here:


“Sendler was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007,
but lost out to Al Gore”



"In a place where there are no men,
strive to be a man."
Pirkey Avos (Ethics of The Fathers)

March 21, 2008

March 9, 2008

8 Boys, 8 Names, 8 Lives...


Dedicated to the eight bochurim
of the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in Yerushalayim.

For the split second
It took to take their lives
Let “life as usual stop”.
Let tongues uttering
Their normal transactions cease.
Let no foot hurry its accustomed
Pleasure of the streets.
Let every occupied moving thing
Arrest its breath of life.
Let halt the cherished dove its flight.

And when life resumes
Let inconsolable voices
Join the Watchmen on the Walls
Who never let Him rest – day or night –
Until He hastens
The time of almond blossoms
Untainted with blood.


Written by student of Or Chaya,
Lubavitch Women’s Seminary,Yerushalayim.