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Dear Baltimore, here’s a chance to connect to your Israeli heart.

Posted by rutimizrachi on 05/03/2009

Yom shishi, 10 Adar 5769.
I don’t have to tell any of you the Koby Mandell and Yosef Ish-Ran story.  I couldn’t tell it, anyway.  There are certain memories that are a part of us forever, depending on our place in history.  The day JFK was shot.  Nine-eleven.  Mercaz HaRav.  Koby and Yosef.  Some of them, we can tell over now.  Some of them are just too hard.  Unless the people who were directly affected speak out.  And then our hearts yearn to listen, to connect.  To try to make sense out it.

 In the words of Todd Salovey, the director of “The Blessing of a Broken Heart”:

“The play is ultimately about resilience and love.  I don’t know if one leaves the show ‘full of hope’ – I think that a person who sees the show understands that there IS pain in the world, and that one can face life’s tests, and one can face pain and loss and use it to grow, to become stronger, to be a better person, and possibly even to be happier and closer to G-d.  What’s incredible about the story is that Sherri uses the tragedy to become more filled with purpose, closer to G-d, and becomes not only a more comfortable mother to her own family, but a significant nurturer to hundreds of other kids who have also been victims of terror.  As her daughter Eliana says in the play, they may have a broken heart, but they can bond together with others and make a new heart.”

Tickets can be purchased online at or at Hats to Hose, Perns, and the Knish Shop, or by calling:

Ellie Kagan:  (410) 653-1316
Gail Feinstein:  (410) 764-2532
Devory Margolese:  (410) 642-7321

Thank you, Baltimore, for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.  The more we connect, k’ish echad b’lev echad, the more we together heal the world, and all our broken hearts.

K’ish echad b’lev echad:  as one man with one heart


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