Remembering each and every person who was lost, may their memory be a blessing.
Dedicated by Mina and Suzanne Goodman

Day 19

Miriam: Tapping Life's Potential

Dedicated in loving memory of our great-grandparents Reb Mendel and Mrs Shaindel Stein who gave their lives to save their children.

There are times in our lives when things look so bad, so hopeless that we would despair of any possibility of change. Yet, as a wheel turns downward, so does it turn upward, and if we hold on long enough, and if we trust in God enough, what looks like a desperate situation could be transformed into redemption. This is a message we learn from our ancestors, and no one lived this more than Miriam. She was born at the darkest time of the exile in Egypt, a time when Pharaoh’s soldiers were throwing babies into the Nile River, when the exile was so bitter that she was named Miriam from the Hebrew word “mar” (bitter). Yet Miriam always believed in redemption. She always knew the time would come when the Jews would be saved. The question was how and when, but never if!


Rebbetzin Holly Pavlov

Rebbetzin Holly Pavlov is the founder and director of She’arim College of Jewish Studies for Women in Jerusalem. Rebbetzin Pavlov is an author and international lecturer and is recognised as one of the foremost educators in the world of adult education today.

Fact of the Day

July 6, 1938

Évian Conference

The Évian Conference was convened at the initiative of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in July 1938 to respond to the plight of the increasing numbers of Jewish refugees fleeing persecution in Europe by the Nazis—and perhaps he hoped to obtain commitments from some of the invitee nations to accept more refugees, although he took pains to avoid stating that objective plainly. It was true that Roosevelt desired to deflect attention and criticism from his own national policy that severely limited the quota of Jewish refugees admitted to the United States.

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Today's Video

One of the messages of the essay – don’t give up. This video of a top sportsman is truly uplifting, but not in the way we normally associate sports.

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