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Practice Drill

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

Edward was completely mystified, yet had no choice but to obey his captain’s orders.

The Ups And Downs Of Summer

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

Our home is in the center of the Holy Land, surrounded by (what else?) green hills and valleys.

Returning The Kindness

The simple act of kindness should be the reward itself. Anything more in the form of a reward is gravy.

The ‘Chance’ Encounter

Herman was speechless, yet the look in his eyes said it all. Indeed, his gratitude knew no bounds.

A Journey Worth Taking

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

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

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!

Our son-in-law e-mailed tickets for us to print out and bring along to allow us admittance. Simple enough.

The Siddur

“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

There were two pokerfaced police officers standing at our door.

The Ups And Downs Of Summer

She always had a smile, and put her best foot forward – as hard as that might have been.

Shomer Pesayim Hashem

In fact, if the Mother of the Year Award featured a category for best worrier, I would be a major contender.

Lost Shidduchim

Put a coin in the Meir Baal Haness box every day and ask Reb Meir Baal Haness to find the lost kallah,” Ella told me.

Tehillim Is A Very Powerful Tool

In disbelief the doctors said it was not their doing but rather a true miracle that such a choleh could survive this illness.

A Place Called Crown Heights

I vowed that when I would grow up, I would speak Yiddish to my kinderlach and I would move to “a place called Crown Heights.”

What I Leaned From Playing Poker

Two husbands were there to instruct us in Texas hold ‘em – and we needed them.

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