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Practice Drill

17 Elul 5774 – September 11, 2014
In contrast to her Eicha-like lamentations of the previous hour or more, however, my youngest was now grinning from ear-to-ear.

The Locked Door

10 Elul 5774 – September 4, 2014
“The window is above the flat sukkah roof,” he reported. “I could definitely climb in, but I need a ladder...”

The Power Of Chesed And Tefillin

3 Elul 5774 – August 28, 2014
Needless to say, it was done and they formed a great relationship as his friend and mentor. He started attending services and volunteered his time all along putting on tefillin.

Minchah Or Shacharit?

He took me to a room filled with computer equipment and said, “You pray here for as long as you want.” I couldn’t believe my ears.

Some Of The Myriad Miracles Of This War

26 Av 5774 – August 21, 2014
An interview was overheard in which an Arab asked a Hamas commander: "What's the problem? Why aren't you hitting your targets? Don't you know how to aim?" To which he was answered: "We know how to aim very well. We are experts. But their G-d moves the missiles."

Miracles In The Maternity Ward

19 Av 5774 – August 14, 2014
“But they told me to come in today,” she said. They gave me this date months ago. It’s not my fault if it’s the wrong day.”

Picture Perfect

11 Av 5774 – August 6, 2014
The answers, though, were out there, waiting patiently and shimmering in the distance until the One with all the answers decided to enlighten us.

The Orphan’s Prayer

5 Av 5774 – July 31, 2014
Edward was completely mystified, yet had no choice but to obey his captain’s orders.

The Ups And Downs Of Summer

27 Tammuz 5774 – July 24, 2014
It was found to be a giant deer tick living in her head – with its claws in her scalp.

The Test And The Reward

While daydreaming about finding the perfect job, I never expected to be rewarded in spades for my aforementioned experience.

The Beauty Of Green

20 Tammuz 5774 – July 17, 2014
Our home is in the center of the Holy Land, surrounded by (what else?) green hills and valleys.

Returning The Kindness

13 Tammuz 5774 – July 10, 2014
The simple act of kindness should be the reward itself. Anything more in the form of a reward is gravy.

The ‘Chance’ Encounter

6 Tammuz 5774 – July 3, 2014
Herman was speechless, yet the look in his eyes said it all. Indeed, his gratitude knew no bounds.

A Journey Worth Taking

29 Sivan 5774 – June 26, 2014
A few seats away, I noticed a man with a Mishnah in hand, talking intently into a cell phone. I soon realized the man was participating in a Daf Yomi shiur, utilizing his traveling time well.

The Lost Mezuzah

22 Sivan 5774 – June 19, 2014
It’s written, it says, with all the segulos for shalom bayis and you gave it as a gift to a chassan and kallah.

A Tale Of Two Pigeons

15 Sivan 5774 – June 12, 2014
As I listed the litany of tragedies, as I perceived them, my mother responded by saying: “Who’s had a terrible life? I’ve had a wonderful life. I had your father for 40 years until he was taken from us. I had you and your brother. I lived to see grandchildren.”

Fasten Your Seat Belts!

6 Sivan 5774 – June 3, 2014
Our son-in-law e-mailed tickets for us to print out and bring along to allow us admittance. Simple enough.

The Siddur

29 Iyyar 5774 – May 29, 2014
“Daddy,” I exclaimed, “Is this how you daven?” Daddy’s response was a hearty laugh. I felt so proud of myself.

A Long Night’s Journey

22 Iyyar 5774 – May 21, 2014
There were two pokerfaced police officers standing at our door.

The Ups And Downs Of Summer

15 Iyyar 5774 – May 14, 2014
She always had a smile, and put her best foot forward – as hard as that might have been.

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