WATCH: Lighting the 8th candle with champion of Jewish tradition

Rachelle Fraenkel's son, Naftali, was abducted and killed by Hamas terrorists, and the strength of her spirit despite living through one of the worst tragedies to befall a parent inspired a nation.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 19, 2017 18:13
Racheli Fraenkel

Racheli Fraenkel. (photo credit: TOVAH LAZAROFF)

As the Festival of Lights comes to a close, The Jerusalem Post and Ministry of Diaspora affairs is honored to conclude its Hanukkah project at the home of Rachelle Fraenkel.


Fraenkel is a Torah educator at Nishmat, The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women, and the director of Matan's Hilkhata Institute (Advanced Halakha Program) at Matan Women's Institute for Torah Studies.

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After her son, Naftali, was abducted and killed by Hamas terrorists, Fraenkel became a household name. The strength of her spirit despite living through one of the worst tragedies to befall a parent inspired a nation.

Fraenkel's positive attitude and love of Torah offers an appropriate conclusion to this joint project dedicated to demonstrating the triumphant spurt of the Jewish people and their diversity around the world.




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