Rabbi Steven Weil chats with Director Yitzi Hertz and Producer Sammy Grundwerg about their new documentary, “Life is Strange.” LIFE IS STRANGE evokes the vibrant life of Jewish families in pre-World War II Europe through childhood memories of survivors. Intimate conversations with people from all walks of life are presented against a tapestry of rare footage that takes
Every couple will have disagreements and confront stress. Problems arise, however, when the marriage begins with unrealistic expectations of achieving “happily ever after” without effort or compromise, or when the couple is insufficiently mature or thoughtful to resolve disagreements in a healthy and constructive way.
In October 1942, Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine, leads her family underground to hide from the pursuing Nazis – and stays nearly a year and a half. Their harrowing story of survival living in near total darkness in two cold, damp caves is one like no other ever told. It was life…like NO PLACE ON EARTH.
None of the other challenges we face as a community will need to be addressed if we stand by and do nothing as we slowly, steadily and silently cease to exist.
Practical suggestions based on real-life feedback on how to improve our marriages.
5,200 people responded to the survey on marital challenges and marital quality. Rabbi Weil, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union, systematically addresses these findings.