My mother had a difficult pregnancy. Some doctors said it was a miracle I was born and came out as good as I did.
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.
As it turned out, despite recovering sufficiently and hopeful of having more children, I never did.
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.
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.
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.
Our poor daughter well remembers her highly-anticipated bat mitzvah trip with us to Israel, that unfortunately fell far short of her expectations.
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.
I happily assured her that I did in fact have no doubt that the change of name had a lot to do with their new status.
The scene was surreal. We could hear the battle raging in Aza, but in the host’s realm there was relaxation, conversation, and the bubbly voice of our grandson.
I’d been reading a book about back pain which said that the real cause was pent up anger. Was I angry at someone?
Baruch Hashem all worked out well and they are doing both fine recuperating now.
My daughter was in a state of shock. How could this be? How would she and her husband cope?
Upon receiving the call from Orit, Margolit thought that her daughter had already been informed about the attack and was calling about visiting Tomer.
By 1939 when World War II broke out, Aliyat Ha'noar had brought over five thousand Jewish children and youth out of Europe to Palestine.
I had heard about these cousins a lot through the years. They lived together in Manhattan.
After their short rest upstate, catching a few short hours of sleep, the father and son-in-law started the trek home.
I hurried downstairs and dialed my husband again. Baruch Hashem this time he answered right away.
I explained to him that Hashem does not give a person something to deal with that they cannot handle.
I teach our students that nothing happens by chance and certainly that includes a raffle drawing. Hashem is running the world and everything that happens in it.