You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess, I’m Yael Trusch, your Host. Welcome to the show! I hope everyone is doing well – staying home healthy and safe; and that all your loved ones are healthy as well. This is such a challenging time. We’re really left with our faith, our prayers for others. Our lives have been stripped down to what’s really important. Thus, we have a clear opportunity to find light amidst the darkness, and to shed light into the world – our unique light in trying times. More than ever, we realize how much our world needs our light, which is precisely why I’m bringing you today’s guest: Lara Mizel.
But before I introduce her, I want to dedicate this episode for the complete healing of all of those who need it, and we know there are so many. Also, to the brave men and women who are in the front lines – healthcare professionals, hatzalah members, and their wives and children. You are real heroes and we thank you for all that you’re doing and the battle you are fighting. We stand behind you with our constant prayers and Torah learning and of course, following every single precaution and guideline that we have been advised to follow. Thank You!
A pretty insignificant announcement in the midst of all that we’re experiencing is my listener survey which I launched right before this pandemic really hit us. I’ve been pretty quiet about it for obvious reasons. But, if you do have 30 seconds and you could go to JewishLatinPrincess.com/Survey and fill out my 30 second listener survey, I really appreciate it. It will be very helpful for me to continue my work and to continue serving you. I had promised 20 survey respondents to be picked at random for a $10 amazon gift card and that still stands. I just want to keep the survey open for a while longer, since I really have done very little in the way of promoting it.
The past few weeks have not been easy on anyone, but hopefully at the same time you’ve been able to gain in other areas of your life, and hopefully your Passover preparations are also now infused with more meaning and depth despite, or rather because of, the challenge. Thus, to help us with this mindset – with light, with positivity, I have a special guest today: Lara Mizel. Lara is the creator “Ohr”, a film that documents her journey of discovering who her mother was. Lara lost her mother when she was 15 months old, and she grew up knowing very little about her very special mother. We talk about her mother. But we also talk a lot about Lara, what has she discovered about herself, her fears, her faith, how this journey changed her and more. You will find that this was a journey of self discovery and growth, and as Lara says, of “finding the light within the darkness.” Let’s hear from the lovely Lara Mizel.
You can watch Ohr for free here.