web analytics
January 26, 2015 / 6 Shevat, 5775
 
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


PERSONAL ACCOUNT

A Miracle on Siyum HaShas Day

Malka’s mother began to open up, to share the memories she’d stored in the attic of her mind for decades.
By:

F120313MA61

Before I could ask Malka the obvious question, she filled me in. “All these items [being sorted] had already been put through a decontamination process beforehand… the tragic infant’s remains were black and shriveled.”

Just one horrid recollection, one moment of thousands of moments of atrocities stored deep in the memory bank of one gentle soul, sufferings she couldn’t bring herself to voice in all these years. Over 85% of holocaust survivors are today 75 years and older, and though hundreds of thousands of personal and eyewitness testimonials have been documented to date, there is no shortage of holocaust denials propagated by blatant anti-Semites worldwide.

Rosh Hashanah comes to remind us that Hashem is in charge of the universe. While many of us worry and wring our hands in despair over the evil that surrounds us at every turn, ultimately everything is in G-d’s hands — the same G-d Who awaits our heartfelt tefillos and teshuvah, the only One to turn to for all of our needs.

May our tremendous acts of chessed and continuous Torah learning deem us worthy of Hashem’s mercy and compassion, and may all of Klal Yisroel and good people everywhere merit His bounty and protection in the coming new year. Shana Tova!

* * * * *

We encourage women and men of all ages to send in their personal stories via email to rachel@jewishpress.com or by mail to Rachel/Chronicles, c/o The Jewish Press, 4915 16th Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11204. If you wish to make a contribution and help agunot, your tax-deductible donation should be sent to The Jewish Press Foundation. Please make sure to specify that it is to help agunot, as the foundation supports many worthwhile causes.

About the Author: We encourage women and men of all ages to send in their personal stories via email to rachel@jewishpress.com or by mail to Rachel/Chronicles, c/o The Jewish Press, 4915 16th Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11204. If you wish to make a contribution and help agunot, your tax-deductible donation should be sent to The Jewish Press Foundation. Please make sure to specify that it is to help agunot, as the foundation supports many worthwhile causes.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “A Miracle on Siyum HaShas Day”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
New Yorkers are getting ready for another snowstorm...
Northeastern United States Gears Up for Epic Blizzard
Latest Sections Stories
Dr. Esther Rose Lowy

Dr. Lowy believed passionately in higher education for both men and women and would stop at nothing to assist young students in achieving their educational goals.

book-Lincoln

It’s almost pointless to try to summarize all of the fascinating information that Holzer’s research unearthed.

The special charm of these letters is their immediacy and authenticity of emotion and description.

Why is there such a steep learning curve for teachers? And what can we, as educators and community activists, do better in the educational system and keep first-year teachers in the job?

Teachers, as well as administrators, must be actively involved in the daily prayers that transpire at a school and must set the bar as dugmaot ishiot, role models, on how one must daven.

Often both girls and boys compare their date to their parents.

We love the food, the hotels, and even the wildlife. We love the Israelis.

Few traces remain of the glory days of Jewish life in the kingdoms of Sicily and Naples, but the demise wasn’t due to the eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius. Rather it was a manmade volcano called the Edict of Expulsion from Spain – and not even an invitation to return in Shevat of 1740 could […]

Garbage in your streets, my city
Wind-blown litter, lonely men

I love you in your blazing heat
my aching feet
dragging in your streets.

These monsters constantly attack
When we dare to try to fight back

With so many new cases of ADHD reported each year, it is important to help children learn how to sit still.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/family/chronicles-of-crises/chronicles-of-crises-in-our-communities-170/2012/09/14/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: