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Storming The Gates Of Heaven For A Miracle

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Hashem has a plan. There is no such thing as coincidence. I’m in my early 30s and have been in the shidduch parshah for many years. I watched all my friends walk down the aisle to their chuppah. Maybe I was meant to remain single so that I would be able to help my sister and her family during this period. As mentioned earlier, I spent eleven hours a day at my sister’s bedside for the first two weeks. I’ve spent every Shabbos with her since then. Every Thursday evening I drive from New York to Baltimore. Even the most understanding of husbands might not be that understanding.

Anyone who wants a living definition of the pasuk “Mi ka’amcha Yisrael” need only consider my sister’s story. At a time when we read and hear too many negative things about frum Jews, it’s important to know that there are so many in our community who extend themselves for others to an almost superhuman extent. My family feels an immense debt of gratitude to all of them.

Please keep my sister – Chaya Esther bas Faiga Yenta – in your tefillahs. My sister will, IY”H, fully recover and dance at the chassanahs of all her children.

Michelle Goldkrantz is an LMSW who lives in Queens, New York. She can often be found on the New Jersey Turnpike and I-95 driving to and from Baltimore.

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About the Author: Michelle Goldkrantz is an LMSW who lives in Queens, New York. She can often be found on the New Jersey Turnpike and I-95 driving to and from Baltimore.


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