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The Phone Call

I had heard about these cousins a lot through the years. They lived together in Manhattan.

A Trip To Grandparents Saves The Day

After their short rest upstate, catching a few short hours of sleep, the father and son-in-law started the trek home.

Reflections On Water

I hurried downstairs and dialed my husband again. Baruch Hashem this time he answered right away.

Passing The Torch

I explained to him that Hashem does not give a person something to deal with that they cannot handle.

Winning Ticket #675349

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.

A Supreme Act Of Love Revisited

What happened to Robert Najberg’s mother? I have no clue; I can’t find any information.

Traveling With Grace

Edy turned around and saw that her sister was trapped underneath the trolley that had rolled on top of her.

Merigolda’s Miracle

To not keep Shabbos and not honor her parents seemed too much of a price to pay for a job she didn’t really like.

The Prayer For Fish

With nothing pressing on their duty roster, Rabbi Avi was convinced by the boys to try to catch fish at the river nearby.

Special Delivery

Despite our age difference and the fact that they were newly married and we were expecting our fourth child, the newcomers and us hit it off well.

The Family Breakfront

The significance of the two identical sums, the one he had just lent his friend and the reduced fee for the moving wasn’t lost on Shlomo

Ordered Back To Life

He quietly related to the avreich how during the time he was without pulse or heartbeat he had ascended to the Heavens and was met by his deceased relatives.

Inspiration: Major Component of Emunah

Sometimes we are inspired by the simple sweet kindness and patience of a total stranger.

Just One Tekiah!

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

Leah and Benyamin were both so used to being independent that Leah did not consider asking anyone for help.

No Accident

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

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

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

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

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

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

Somehow, though I loved being in Israel, I didn’t feel that way at all.

A Time To Cry

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.

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