A Friend Indeed

We were fortunate to start our trip home. What a thrill to call the insurance company and advise them, “Please cancel my service call.”

Faith During Darkness

Even after all of the medical procedures, both Chaya and Daniel were left with medical problems.

Wedding Belles

The entire process seemed inexplicably doomed from the start; it was a proverbial comedy of errors if ever there was one.

The Stolen Purse

Even if the cash was lost, it would still save endless hours of paperwork, phone calls, and visits to government offices to have all her documents returned.

A Tale Of Tefillin

It was not easy for any of them. According to Yitzhak, their lifeline was the books and letters that came from Jews in America and Western Europe.

A Match Made On Shabbos

Because Yaacov had been waiting a very long time for a kidney but no suitable one had been found until then, Rabbi Hager told him that yes, he should do the transplant.

Flight Or Fight?

My mind was now racing as I decided that, to save time, as soon as we got to the Delta entrance at the airport, I would jump out of the car and run. That’s what I actually did.

Stepping Stones To A Better Place

I heard this amazing true story from Rabbi Yitzchak Fanger who heard it from Rabbi Yosef Levi.* Rabbi Levi regularly visits Jewish prisoners in...

Special Delivery

We couldn’t believe it when she told us where Chana was staying and that it was only two blocks away from her.

The iPhone And The Mountain Goats

The receptionist, who was familiar with my story, said that they had not been able to retrieve my phone that morning.

Kindness By The Case

“I have no words to thank you,” Marcus stammered. “But, would you mind if I ask you a question? Why did you decide to bend over backwards to help me?”

G-d Finds You When He’s Ready

G-d, in his mercy, will send you little gift-wrapped signs.

The Pesach I Saw Double

The pans of blondies had suffered minor volcanic eruptions, and chocolate chip-flecked batter hung like drapes around every side.

Dress For Success

Then she dangled the bait in front of me: “If I pay for you to buy a gown, would that help?” Well, I guess a little bribery never hurt.

A Hug From Heaven

We’ve met the most wonderful, caring people who have helped us and Eli weather this draining challenge.

A Moving Story

I didn’t see a solution to my housing needs forthcoming. Instead of getting down, I strengthened myself with the thought that “other people manage to find a place to live, and so will I.”

Miracle On The Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway

The soldiers milling around were silent, staring into the distance as if willing the ambulance to arrive faster.

For The Write Price

David was surprised at the downright refusal, but he didn’t lose hope. He set out to another vendor and another vendor and another…

Sticker Shikker

“C’mon, Abba, do me a favor and stop saying, ‘That’s all I need...’ Look at me: I’m healthy and happy. It’s a mitzvah to be happy. Be happy, Abba.”

Not For Sale

As it turned out, the apartment had been a bit neglected and needed some work to clean it out and spruce it up. That had been the reason for its vacancy.

Lights In The Corridor

If I had had the chutzpah which I now possess, I would have loudly protested and demanded equal rights. Since I was a 15-year-old, well behaved student I obeyed him.

Always Forever

When I worked in a community organization many years ago and the folks that I was attempting to assist were rude, I could hear Mommie saying: “There is no excuse for bad manners!”

Soul To Soul

To my surprise, she thanked me again for the chizuk that I had given to her. Her comment somewhat assuaged the feeling of disappointment that I felt for having lost touch with her for so long.

A Minyan For My Mother: Rena’s Story

Here and there, we saw a few men and boys. I still had my heart set on having a minyan. But how?

Flying High

We all said our goodbyes and exchanged lots of hugs and best wishes before heading to bed the night before her flight, just in case we would not wake up in time to see her off. Better too many hugs than too few…

A Nod From Above

When the Nazis began their hunt of on October 1, Rosh Hashana night, most Jews were already hiding in fishing villages along the coast.

The Wheels Go Round

It seems, though, that The One Above recently ensured that I was compensated for the time I have spent picking up students over the years and taking them to school.

Of Simchas, Serenity, And Sirius Black

Our daughter from the West Coast surprised her sisters and delighted us by flying in for the weekend to join the festivities and meet her new nephew and niece.

Ride On Time

When I sat down, this is what I was about to type. However, there in front of me, on the screen, was a post on our local community email forum stating: “Leaving for Har Nof at 5 p.m. Does anyone need a ride?”

The Runaway Bimba

Where was little Yair? We searched the area and asked others if they had seen him. No one had seen him go off on his own.


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