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  • For the First Time We Celebrated the Holidays as Jews

    After spending years in captivity in Arab villages, and having to raise their children as Muslims, dozens of Jewish women rescued over the past year by Yad L’Achim had the chance to celebrate the holidays of Tishrei and openly express their Judaism • Full Story

    After spending years in captivity in Arab villages, and having to raise their children as Muslims, dozens of Jewish women rescued over the past year by Yad L’Achim had the chance to celebrate the holidays of Tishrei and openly express their Judaism.

    For some, the Jewish spark was ignited on Rosh Hashana. For others, it happened on Yom Kippur. For still others, the experience came during Sukkos, or as late as Simchas Torah. All these woman experienced the powerful emotion of drawing closer to Hashem, of rejoining the Jewish people and of cleansing layer upon layer of dirt that concealed their neshama.

    The warm responses that came to Yad L’Achim after the chagim were filled with expressions of joy and gratitude. “Yesterday I touched a sefer Torah and literally cried,” said one woman, who is in the midst of legal proceedings to gain sole custody of her children.

    “I want to turn the clock back. I want to go back to lighting Shabbos candles,” said another.

    “I cried all Yom Kippur,” said yet another. “I felt that I was where I truly belonged.”

    But the most moving story was that of Jewish woman rescued from Hebron after 15 years of suffering, who recently met and married a Jew and established a kosher home. She celebrated the recent holidays with her five children.

    In a letter to the social worker Yad L’Achim assigned her, she wrote: “I felt joy like I never ever felt before. We mostly focused with the children on Jewish experiences. After never having a sukkah of our own, I still don’t grasp that I had a kosher sukkah limehadrin, filled with light and warmth and love. We insisted on eating only in the sukkah throughout the chag. Every day is a gift, for which I thank Hashem.”

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  • Tuesday, Oct 27th, Wedding – Shlome Wolvovsky – CH & Rochel Leah Matusof – Madison, WI @ Oholei Torah
  • Thursday Oct 29th Wedding: Devorah Bennish – Detroit & Mordechai Rubin – London @ Royalty House, MI
  • Sunday, Oct 25th, Sholli Miller – Chicago, IL & Batya Korf – Miami Beach, FL @ Bais Rivka 310 Crown Street
  • Thursday, Oct 22 Wedding: Chaim Boruch Bar-Chaim – CH & Shoshana Pimentelli – CH/TX @ Oholei Torah
  • Thursday, Oct 22 L’Chaim: Sruli Finck – CH & Chaya Mangel – Dayton, OH @ Chovevei Torah 885 Eastern Parkway
  • Tuesday, Oct 20th Wedding: Dovid Kaminetzky – Melbourne, AU & Chaya Okunov – Crown Heights @ Oholei Torah
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