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Falling Into Hashem’s Arms

27 Tammuz 5777 – July 20, 2017
The MRI showed that our son had sustained a fractured skull and a double break in the arm that he had fallen on, it was truly a miracle. That arm had saved his life!

Discovering Their Yahrzeits

20 Tammuz 5777 – July 13, 2017
As your family came from France, it is likely that they were transported to Auschwitz and murdered there, he told us.

Home Sweet Home

13 Tammuz 5777 – July 6, 2017
It was only when he finally touched down on the much-missed holy soil of Eretz Yisrael that everything began to rapidly spiral out of control.


5 Tammuz 5777 – June 29, 2017
As we raced from store to store I was invigorated but Jo tagged listlessly along. I pretended not to notice and chatted gaily all the while.

Miracle From The Rebbe

22 Sivan 5777 – June 15, 2017
After a couple of weeks, it became very clear to me that I was not earning anywhere near enough money to pay for Yeshivah.

The Will To Live

15 Sivan 5777 – June 8, 2017
It was a year of Torah learning, a year of fostering new friendships, a year of encounters with diverse educators and personalities, a year of becoming more attached to the land, and a year of relative innocence.

Chesed Shel Emes

9 Sivan 5777 – June 2, 2017
Paula and her husband did far more than that – they went to visit her and managed to persuade her to allow them to apply for her to live in a Jewish home.

The Reunion

As crazy as it sounds, we never met face-to-face until we discovered that on the same Shabbos, she would be visiting her daughter in Monsey while I would be attending my grandson’s bar mitzvah.

The Misplaced Jacket That Protected My Daughter

1 Sivan 5777 – May 25, 2017
Minutes after my son and daughter left for school – it’s a ten-minute walk from our house – my son came running back to the house, all upset.

The Train Ride

Sounding like a typical Lubavitcher, I told that just by striking the match, she is bringing more light into the world, so what’s the problem?

A Desert Mirage?

24 Iyyar 5777 – May 19, 2017
The Israeli sun was beautiful as it slowly descended in the horizon, but I could not enjoy it as I usually would have.

The Merit of a Grandmother

The utility workers in this area usually do not do these kind of repairs, but being a bitter cold night in December when pipes can freeze he was kind enough to help the home owners.

Anyone For Pizza?

16 Iyyar 5777 – May 11, 2017
As early morning phone calls go this was probably one of the least welcome ones to hear five days before our daughter’s wedding.

Meron Miracle

Now he was putting his faith only in Hashem and that he knew Hashem could help him.

Hang on to your hats!

The rav found the exchange humorous and happily shared it with my husband, who subsequently told it over to me.

The Creative Solution

2 Iyyar 5777 – April 27, 2017
Why didn't I call an ambulance? I do not know. And believe me, I was not trying to be overly pious.

Now Or Never

25 Nisan 5777 – April 20, 2017
I knew in my heart if I did not take my first step soon all my ambition would fizzle.

Date Night…At The Hospital

19 Nisan 5777 – April 14, 2017
At this point I am reasonably happy that he returns home eventually and is still semi-coherent (at least some of the time).

Sha’ar Yeshuv

10 Nisan 5777 – April 6, 2017
This tragedy was in the forefront of my mind as my family and I wended our way, the week before Pesach, from Har Nof, Jerusalem to Sha’ar Yeshuv.

Substitute Kvatters

4 Nisan 5777 – March 30, 2017
But, that morning my cold had developed into something far worse and I just knew I wasn’t going to get to the bris.

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