When The Cleaning Help Shrank Rebbetzin Chana’s Vest

When the cleaning help shrank Rebbetzin Chana’s vest, why the senior surgeon in Ashkelon finally agreed to lay tefillin, and Mrs. Sharonne Zippel on going through every parent’s nightmare: read about it in this coming N’shei Chabad Newsletter.

By N’shei Chabad Newsletter Staff

Dr. Morris Botomsky, senior surgeon at the Barzilay Hospital in Ashkelon, did not see the value of tefillin, and so every time the shliach, Rabbi Avrami Lerer, offered him tefillin, he refused… until now. Three days after the horrific attack by Hamas, Dr. Botomsky came to Rabbi Lerer and asked to put on tefillin.

Dr. Botomsky explained, “When human beings slaughter us like this just for being Jews, this is a reason to strengthen our connection to G-d.” Hearing these words, Rabbi Lerer couldn’t hold back his tears. See the photo and read some first-hand accounts of Yidden in Eretz Yisroel in the Chanukah N’shei Chabad Newsletter, which will IYH be in stores before Chanukah.

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When Mrs. Sara Katzman was a young mother, she knitted a vest for Rebbetzin Chana, but the Rebbetzin’s helper washed the vest in hot water and it shrank. What happened next? Read the whole story, and many of Mrs. Katzman’s unpublicized memories of Rebbetzin Chana, in the next N’shei Chabad Newsletter. Also, get her advice on everything from caring for plants (which she does most successfully) to finding shidduchim to raising children and grandchildren to coping with loss.

We are very grateful to the kind and gracious Mrs. Katzman for granting us this interview; it’s a must-read for people of all ages and all stages.

Yossi Ives is a recognized expert on shidduchim, and a dating coach. He is the author of books on the topic and has much wisdom to share. Read what he has to say in the upcoming Chanukah issue.

After it was discovered that her son had been abused by the nanny for years, Mrs. Sharonne Zippel, shlucha in Utah, had the courage to face the nanny in court. As a mother, she had to believe the unbelievable and accept the unacceptable. Read what she and her son, Rabbi Avremi Zippel, have to say about their ordeal in the upcoming Chanukah issue.

Seth Weissman was a star athlete in a public high school and he knew he could use that clout to get his fellow students to do whatever he would ask of them. What did he ask of them? To put on tefillin! See his collection of karkafta pictures in the next NCN. He may have just turned 18 but Seth has a lot to teach us. 

Happy Chanukah to all!

NCN Staff

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