Not long after my parents made aliyah in the late 1970s, they attended a concert in Kfar Saba by the late Shlomo Carlebach. After the performance, my father approached him and said, “Shlomoleh, your voice is so wonderful; it can bring the Mashiach (Messiah) to Israel.”

“Ahhh,” answered Shlomo, “but the Mashiach has already been here; he left because he couldn’t get a phone.”

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Judy Shapiro

Judy Shapiro was born in New York City and raised in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Very active in the Zionist youth group Mizrachi Hatzair, known today as the youth section of Amit Women, she came on Aliy...

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