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Five Minutes

1 Adar II 5776 – March 10, 2016
The fact that I was in a hurry made me think I should just take the card from him and open it for him.

Kaparah

24 Adar I 5776 – March 3, 2016
After all, the exact amount one will make throughout the year is determined on Rosh Hashanah. It was only during Rosh Hashanah davening that I realized exactly what the kaparah was for.

Miracles at the Kotel

17 Adar I 5776 – February 25, 2016
The woman closest to her smiled and said, "I'm not, but my great grandmother was, and I like Jewish people."

Crossing The Abyss When The Bridge Was Out

10 Adar I 5776 – February 18, 2016
Where could we go? There was no shelter anywhere! But then we noticed a small white house beside an old red barn hiding behind the trees.

An Apt Shidduch

3 Adar I 5776 – February 11, 2016
One evening, that young man ‘happened’ to leave just as I did, and he chivalrously offered to walk me to my bus stop.

To Believe

26 Shevat 5776 – February 4, 2016
A Job…good girls… “I’ll get one,” I whispered furtively to Blankie. “I’ll be one of those good girls.”

Statistical Probability In Real Time

19 Shevat 5776 – January 28, 2016
He handed it to me and hmm… yes, it was definitely a private check book left unattended, with a woman’s name, address, and phone number printed at the top.

Einat Desired Life

12 Shevat 5776 – January 21, 2016
The day finally came, and with great anticipation and joy, both Einat and her husband went to the hospital.

No Debts, Just His Good Name

5 Shevat 5776 – January 14, 2016
This was just one of the odd things I heard, there were more when we visited the family sitting shiva.

Driving Force

27 Tevet 5776 – January 7, 2016
As he was en route, with one scholar and one scholar-wannabe in tow, he was unfortunately involved in a too-close encounter with a huge army truck.

Love Transcends All Boundaries

20 Tevet 5776 – December 31, 2015
As he was leading the kehillah, he heard a voice in his ear instructing him “to take care of my daughter.”

Saved By The Overheating Car

13 Tevet 5776 – December 24, 2015
Occasionally, Shimon would enquire after their children and grandchildren but for many this was too painful as they had little or no contact with them, so he had learnt over the years who he could ask and who he shouldn’t.

Snow Day

6 Tevet 5776 – December 17, 2015
It was only later in the day, during afternoon carpool, that things abruptly spun out of control. Literally.

The Power Of A U-Turn

29 Kislev 5776 – December 10, 2015
Rabbi Margalit, wanting somehow to soothe the man’s pain, began to respond but the man wouldn’t let him.

Our Symphony

22 Kislev 5776 – December 3, 2015
“Don’t say a word,” Mrs. P warned us with a wag of her finger. “Let the kallah think for herself.”

The Day I Missed My Stop

15 Kislev 5776 – November 26, 2015
Although I did not know it yet, missing my stop was predestined.

A Big To-Do Over Nothing

8 Kislev 5776 – November 19, 2015
I was not going to be the one to point out to her that there had been no reason for her to turn around at all.

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

1 Kislev 5776 – November 12, 2015
Our reactions range from dismay to shellshock to utter helplessness. In fact, her youngest sister has yet to forgive her for the very unpleasant and unwelcome surprise that greeted us that morning.

In Simcha And In Sadness

24 Heshvan 5776 – November 5, 2015
I opened my e-mail and for the first time there was an e-mail from her waiting for me.

Take A Really Good Look

10 Heshvan 5776 – October 22, 2015
The woman next to me leaned even further forward, and soon started to interject comments as I spoke to the couple.

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