Yocheved’s Story

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I’ve been reading all of these stories, so similar yet each one so unique. Mine begins in November 1975. I was Jessica Rochmis then, on a weekend trip to Jerusalem, a break from the kibbutz/ulpan group I was with in … Continued

Michael’s Story

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Many years ago, I worked summers as an educator with groups of non-religious US teenagers. On their first day in Yerushalayim we took them to the Kotel and gave them time to experience the Kotel on their own. As we … Continued

The Bertram’s Story

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I was extremely moved when I recently read the article titled “Reb Meir Schuster: The Man at the Wall.” The article began by stating, “A debilitating illness is crushing Rabbi Meir Schuster physically, but his influence keeps going strong.” I … Continued

Yaffa’s Story

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It was the year 2000. I had started out on a Young Judea year course program but knew that I wanted more. My parents didn’t know what to do because they had paid for the year course already and there … Continued

Shoshana’s Story

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After all my travelling in my younger days I finally made it to Eretz Yisroel. I found myself on a kibbutz for some months and then I was looking to stay in Israel but to move on to something  else.  … Continued

David Lenik’s Story

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It was early 1983 and I was getting ready to leave for what I figured would be about a 6-month adventure in Europe.  The plan was to get to the most remote Greek Island I could find, and stay there … Continued

Moishe Mendlowitz’ Story

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Last week I received an email from the Chofetz Chaim Foundation, announcing the illness of Rav Meir Schuster and asking people across the globe to say Tehillim for his refuah sheleimah. How apropos it is that an extension of the … Continued

Sharon and Shragi’s Story

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Meir and Esther Schuster lived upstairs from us on Rechov Even HaEzel 11 when we first got married thirty-six years ago.  As newly married Americans we became close to a lot of the people in our special building but we … Continued

Esther Golub’s Story

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The Heritage House has touched so many people’s lives and changed them for the better. For example, the girl who came to Israel on Birthright, having just found out she was Jewish from her Russian grandmother earlier that year. She … Continued

Gedalia’s Story

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I was trying to visit my friend Shalom Schwartz (see story) with whom I had gone to High School. I had Shalom’s address but  no number. I was on a trip to Bethlehem with a group from my kibbutz. As … Continued