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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

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?

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?

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

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

I knew in my heart if I did not take my first step soon all my ambition would fizzle.

Date Night…At The Hospital

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

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

But, that morning my cold had developed into something far worse and I just knew I wasn’t going to get to the bris.

Photo ID

Our first six children had been born in the Holy Land, but ironically every one of them married and set up home in the United States.

There Used To Be Jews Here

One point stood out from those stories: in contrast to the Koran, the great figures of the Torah were not beyond reproach. There was always room to be better.

A Purim Nes

He was used to my premonitions. So I called my labor coach she said she would bring her car close to where I was staying.

The Wings To Fly

One daughter flew in from the UK for a mere 50 hours – quite an amazing feat!

A Tribute To My Own Personal Angels

My mother had a difficult pregnancy. Some doctors said it was a miracle I was born and came out as good as I did.

Miracle In A Jerusalem Cab

We were not familiar with the process of wiring money to Israel when I got engaged, so I was just waiting for the money to come by mail.

The Cycle Of Life Continues

As it turned out, despite recovering sufficiently and hopeful of having more children, I never did.

A Get-Well Present From The One Above

During the past year I especially enjoyed looking at a website of a hotel in Monticello. Living near the beauty and calm of the water really appealed to me.

The Wrong School

I remembered the years of bringing up six teenage daughters. Of course they weren’t all teenagers at the same time but sometimes it definitely felt like it.

Following A Dream

With no other choice in sight, David continued along his path until he finished high school without having any substantial plans for his future in mind.

House Hunting 101

Our poor daughter well remembers her highly-anticipated bat mitzvah trip with us to Israel, that unfortunately fell far short of her expectations.

Good Things Come in Threes

There are people who come over to help us give the babies a bath. We have all learned to do this in assembly line fashion. We could not do it all alone.

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