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A Broken Oven And The Meaning Of Friendship


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Hashem seems to help in a pinch, and I will be forever grateful that it was my turn to have my “pinch” aided. What are the chances of a Monsey repairman being one minute away, after I made about 12 phone calls and couldn’t find anyone to service my oven? I was lucky to have two caring friends, one who provided me with use of her oven and one who took the time from her busy schedule to make phone calls on my behalf.

The chances of things falling into place are as good as Hashem wants them to be. I appreciate that Hashem smiled down at me and helped me with this relatively small problem – but a big problem for me at that time. May we all never have bigger problems than the one I’ve described.

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