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Letters from You

Letters submitted from people all over the world who have been touched in some way by the Hineni Heritage Center and Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis.
My name is Clive Sher and I live in Sandton, Johannesburg - a city of which you now are surely more familiar... I am 19 years old and am studying at university. The reason I am writing is to thank you (on behalf of my mother and I) for your impact made...
Dearest Rebbetzin,How are you feeling? I hope all is well with you and your family.My husband and I would frequent your Torah classes a few years back. We were in search of a great meaning to Judaism. Coming from a traditional conservative background,...
Dear Mrs. Jungreis, I have not even gotten to the third chapter in your book, The Committed Life, and I find it one of the most interesting things I have ever read in my life! I especially like the story entitled, Run Shai Run, , I can only imagine how...
I cannot express how greatful I am to you for your wonderful advice, explanations and inspiring illustrations on life. Dear Rebeetzin Esther Jungreis, I am a 23 year old Jewish South African woman. A friend of mine gave me your book as a gift because I...

Finding Your Life Partner

Turn to Hineni's Dating Corner to find your basherte or just some helpful hints.
Singles often ask, "What are good places to take a date?" So for this weeks dating tips, here are some helpful and creative suggestions that should suit any budget... MUSEUMS Museums are always a fun place to go where you can share conversation and a...
One of the most popular ways of getting to know someone is through the "Dinner Date".... Although most people think that they are quite knowledgeable in this area, as a matchmaker, I hear from both men and women, quite the opposite... If you already are...

Traveling Torah Style

Tips from Rabbi Yisroel
Our Sages advise before one embarks on a trip, one should go to their Rabbi for a blessing. One should give charity on the day of the trip. One should recite Psalm 121. When you leave your home, place your hand on your mezzuza and say “May G-d watch...

Thought of the Day

Useful and often powerful contributions from our gracious "public"!
The following is an article written by a Spanish journalist, Sebastian Villar Rodriguez. Europe died in Auschwitz I was walking along Raval (Barcelona) when all of a sudden I understood that Europe died with Auschwitz. We assassinated 6 million Jews in...
The most destructive habit....Worry The greatest joy....Giving The greates loss....Loss of self-respect The most satisfying work....Helping others The ugliest personality trait....Selfishness The most endangered species....Dedicated leaders Our...
SECRETS FROM THE WORLD’S STRONGEST WOMANRebbetzin Esther Jungreis is well under 5 feet tall and probably weighs close to 75 pounds. Yet she towers over all of us. She’s close to 80 years old, and she tells us in jest about the multiple bones in her body...

Book Reviews

What people are saying about the Rebbetzin's books
Life is a Test, the newest book by Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis (ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications) may well be her finest one to date. Readers will laugh and they will cry, but no one will remain unaffected. There is a Hebrew saying that words that emanate...
Prozac, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, move over. Your days are numbered. The pharmaceutical industry will lose billions in revenue after readers get their hands on this book. Simply put, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis` new book, "Life Is a Test - How To Meet Life`s...