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? Saturday, September 21, 2019

The New Rav In Town

When she proffered a 20-shekel note to the bus driver, she couldn’t fathom why he wouldn’t accept it.

Spreading The Light

I then handed her the Shabbos candles and she froze right there. She said, “Now I will light. Thank you very much,” and then proceeded to kiss my wife on both cheeks .

Yesh Din

Wanting to help with the maintenance of the building, Chava agreed to be in charge of collecting funds once a year for the upkeep of the roof.

It’s All Hashgacha

My children in Cleveland set out to invite the P. family for Shabbos and, after a few weeks of scheduling conflicts, they finally enjoyed a Shabbos together and got to know these new cousins.

Search And Rescue

I would not give up until I had achieved my quest and discovered a new continent, the fastest trade route to India, and/or the missing vaccination record – whichever came first.

From Thailand To Jerusalem For 50 Shekels

This morning I entered the bank. While waiting on line, I noticed a small commotion. A number of people were standing around a young crying boy who was holding an Israeli 50-shekel note in his hands.

Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish

It seemed they didn’t feel like they needed to talk much to me, so I wasn’t put on the spot, and I felt I fulfilled my duty properly.

Redeeming Factors

What could Brigadier General Samuel want to speak about in a lecture about Judaism?

Travel Travails

Eventually I narrowed the selection down to a few interesting ones, with Barcelona, Budapest, and Venice being the top contenders.

Modeh Ani Lifanecha

I realized how lucky we were that Hashem had woken me from my sleep in time to deal with the fumes which were slowly overtaking our house.

Rising From The Ashes

Devorah bravely faced the cameras to thank all the many people who were helping them to return to their home.

The Young Man Who Missed A Fast Day

Ben Zion caught his breath and apologized to Rav Ahron for barging in on him at the airport.

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…


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