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Hashem, The Ultimate Shadchan

19 Iyyar 5775 – May 7, 2015
This young man was particularly fine, as when his parents suggested he date someone, he didn’t bother to look at resumes or pictures, as many young men do. He trusted his parents knew his best interests, and attempted to put his best foot forward.

A Day Without Tefillin?

12 Iyyar 5775 – April 30, 2015
They had realized they would be far from civilization and kosher food and had packed plenty of fresh and canned food as well as making sure there was a microwave in their room which they knew how to kasher.

The Odd Gravestone

He was deeply saddened by the thought of her going to her final resting place alone and that it appeared as if she knew no one and had no family who cared about her.

Destination: Consternation?

5 Iyyar 5775 – April 23, 2015
“What a way to spend a Sunday afternoon,” my husband remarked. “Well, baruch Hashem we are safe, there was no accident, and I’m sure there is a good reason for everything that happened to us,” I mused.

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir (II)

28 Nisan 5775 – April 16, 2015
In a cab with Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach & Rav Elayshiv discussing if/when to say tefillas haderech

Without A Moment’s Notice

Because of the way the piece of my finger had been severed, the doctors at the hospital were not able to reattach it. They told me I’d have to see a specialist.

Miracles Can Happen

21 Nisan 5775 – April 9, 2015
Nissim Menashe 50, a resident of Petach Tikvah, celebrated last Israel Independence Day like most of the country, he had a barbecue with his family....

Small Miracles

14 Nisan 5775 – April 2, 2015
Recently, I was outside and noticed two Lubavitcher boys placing fliers in all the mailboxes where they noticed a mezuzah, as Lubavitcher are known to do.

A Delay From Heaven

7 Nisan 5775 – March 26, 2015
How was I going to get to Manhattan? No cabs were going, we didn't have a car, and many people who did have cars had no gas.

Blood, Idolatry, Or War

Rambam: Eating blood's forbidden because connected to idolatry;Ramban: We're affected by what we eat

Bountiful Blessings

29 Adar 5775 – March 19, 2015
B’chasdei Hashem, I found precisely enough chicken, prepared meat knishes and various other foods I required.

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir

Rav Elyashiv favored books about gedolim with 2 caveats: accuracy; and no distasteful elements

The Sin Offering

Why should unintentional sins require atonement? What guilt exists when requisite intent is lacking?

All Your Creations

22 Adar 5775 – March 12, 2015
But… “Is there anything…,” I choked out, “that I could do, as a merit that G-d should have mercy on me?”

The Space We Create For G-d

Like Shabbat points to something beyond time, the people Israel points to something beyond history

A Friend In Need

16 Adar 5775 – March 6, 2015
"But you have all our credit card details from when we paid for the car.”

The Sabbath: First Or Last Day?

14 Adar 5775 – March 4, 2015
The Sabbath is a full dress rehearsal for an ideal society that has not yet come to pass-but will

Whose Footsteps Do We Follow When We Pray?

8 Adar 5775 – February 26, 2015
Jewish prayer is a convergence of 2 modes of biblical spirituality, exemplified by Moses and Aaron

Seek And Thou Shalt Find

Eventually, after some trial and error, including an experience with a prima donna and one with a thief, I baruch Hashem ultimately found a fine, honest and reliable household helper.

A Humbling Lesson (IX)

1 Adar 5775 – February 19, 2015
Humility often confused with low self-esteem, truly means that a person realizes his true worth

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