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Just One Tekiah!

27 Elul 5776 – September 29, 2016
Blowing 30 times (the minimum amount to fulfill the mitzvah) for every Jewish patient, literally took the wind out of me.

The Best Songwriter

G-d willing more people will realize that prayer is a powerful spiritual drug.

The Mourning Dove Lesson Of Emunah

20 Elul 5776 – September 22, 2016
Leah and Benyamin were both so used to being independent that Leah did not consider asking anyone for help.

No Accident

13 Elul 5776 – September 15, 2016
I said that we could call the baby Natanel Yisrael, but my husband felt that the name would be too long. (I don’t know why he said that because we already had a child with a six-syllable name.)

A Tree Amongst The Righteous

6 Elul 5776 – September 8, 2016
Shlomo explained that these were non-Jewish people who had risked their lives and the lives of their families, for no reward whatsoever, by hiding and saving Jews during the Holocaust.

The Power Of Prayer

29 Av 5776 – September 1, 2016
Her biggest nightmare revolved around those dreaded three letters that instilled fear and trepidation into even the bravest of men: I R S.

Shmiras Halashon In Jerusalem

22 Av 5776 – August 25, 2016
She knew it wasn’t easy or pleasant to stand around asking for money and so many people were far worse off than she was.

Unshakable Faith

One must be honest and straight in business dealings and in any interchange involving another person, no matter what his color or creed.

It´s A Small World After All

15 Av 5776 – August 18, 2016
So I feel especially blessed that I have experienced both the small world phenomenon and the pre-destined shidduch reality, all in one obviously bashert bit of matchmaking.

A Jewish Burial – Whatever The Price

1 Av 5776 – August 4, 2016
After several sleepless days, the team had been able to speak with the Guamanian and United States funeral homes, the airline, and the widow.

Mitzvah Brings Mitzvah

23 Tammuz 5776 – July 28, 2016
Somehow, though I loved being in Israel, I didn’t feel that way at all.

A Time To Cry

16 Tammuz 5776 – July 21, 2016
Although Har Hazeitim is traditionally considered one of the holy sites in Judaism, it’s also undeniably a hotbed of violence and vandalism, and consequently one of the most dangerous venues in all of Israel.

A Home For A Diamond

9 Tammuz 5776 – July 14, 2016
There didn’t seem any point in having the diamonds removed and each of us taking one; what would we do with it?

Rebbetzin Yemima’s Remedy For Unblocked Blessing

2 Tammuz 5776 – July 7, 2016
To add to her distress, this close friend has a lifetime history of complications in her relationship with her mother, her only living parent. Thus, she struggles without the benefit of family support.

Big Bear Memories

25 Sivan 5776 – June 30, 2016
We were fortunate enough to have our brother-in-law, sister-in-law and their children fly out from the east coast and join us for one such summer expedition. And it subsequently turned out to be by far the most memorable of all.


11 Sivan 5776 – June 16, 2016
Admittedly, it is much easier to see the potential of a toilet paper roll if one has worked in a nursery school, or as a camp counselor, art teacher or creative stay-at-home Mom.

Cherries, Anyone?

4 Sivan 5776 – June 9, 2016
Mommie was distressed because praying for the welfare of her dear family was the foundation of her belief in HaKodesh Boruch Hu, whom she served everyday of her life in innocence and in purity.

Der Mensch Tracht…

Although I spontaneously burst out crying that my beloved Tatty was no more, part of me acknowledged that positive development as well.

A Meeting Made In Heaven

26 Iyyar 5776 – June 2, 2016
Pinchas told his friend how he had felt that he would need to be with someone he knew to help him and his mother through a very difficult Shabbat. Hashem granted him and his mother this chesed.

Seeing Red

19 Iyyar 5776 – May 26, 2016
“One of the drivers is nearby right now, and will pick you up between 9:05 and 9:07!” Very good tidings indeed. Except for the fact that I was then distributing freshly washed laundry while listening to the 9 PM News.

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