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5 Shevat 5778 -
? Saturday, January 20, 2018


Snow Day

It was only later in the day, during afternoon carpool, that things abruptly spun out of control. Literally.

The Power Of A U-Turn

Rabbi Margalit, wanting somehow to soothe the man’s pain, began to respond but the man wouldn’t let him.

Our Symphony

“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

Although I did not know it yet, missing my stop was predestined.

A Big To-Do Over Nothing

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

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

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

The woman next to me leaned even further forward, and soon started to interject comments as I spoke to the couple.

A Cornucopia Of Blessings

My parents knew so much but were never too proud to learn something from their children for whom they provided a proper Jewish education.

Coming Full Circle

In the end, I reluctantly moved into the widow’s home on my own, and somehow managed to pull through, despite my acute disappointment and frustration.

A Night In The Emergency Room: A True Story

I stood up, lurching down the hall, and collided into an old man clutching a pole with in IV bag.

Little Boy Lost

Immediately people went up to him to help him, to find out what the problem was and to solve it as soon as possible.

Divine Help To Beating Infertility

I was instructed to stop all treatment, and I did. However, I insisted on meeting face to face with my doctor.

Full Pockets

He loved to watch the boy’s face light up when he offered to learn with him, and that was reward enough.

Found Chizuk

Be happy. Be grateful. God knows what he is doing. It is all happening for a reason.

Learning From My Experience

We get so busy living our lives, handling our day-to-day little crises that we forget to go that one step deeper and appreciate our lives.

A Tangled Tefillin Tale

Before divulging the reason for her call, she took quite a while to retrace the circuitous route that had led her to me.

The Cycle Of Life-Love Transcends All Boundaries

Upon awakening, I noticed several messages on my phone wishing me “mazal tov” on the arrival of a little maidel.

An Amen Party In South Africa

It is very exciting because the women are answering amen because it is a mitzvah, because it is agreeing with the statement that Hashem creates all our food for us...

Lost And Found

Snow in Jerusalem! For many New Englanders like me, snow pulls at our nostalgic heartstrings like nothing else can.

8:30 a.m.

We realize how much we miss something only after it's gone.

An Amen Party In South Africa

Quite different from computers or a secretarial work which are much more in demand, the need for a sports or exercise teacher was obviously not very high, and as much as Sharon looked for work, she remained unemployed.

Master Maestro

Yesterday was another heartening day, one that provided me with yet another unexpected, but much-needed boost to my mood and self-esteem.

Eternally Linked

Suddenly, the pilot's voice could be heard. He explained that this was a special day for those passengers on board who lived in Israel.

The Right Person, Place And Time

I realized from this story that I was sent as a messenger from above. Hashem has many helpers in this world to help do his work.

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