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Col. Ilan Ramon

Wednesday, 10th February 2016

Many remember Ilan Ramon for his tragic death on board space shuttle Columbia in 2003. But even prior to his death, Ilan Ramon had established himself as a hero for Israelis and Jews around the world. Ramon was the first Israeli astronaut to go on a mission to space, a huge accomplishment for the country’s relatively young space program.

Click the images below to watch an inspirational video of his last interview on earth, and to read an article about him at My Jewish Learning.

Miracles in Bet Horon

Wednesday, 3rd February 2016

Miracles in Bet Horon

Click the image below to read an article in Baltimore Jewish Life

We missed you ...

Wednesday, 27th January 2016

While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport in Portland, Oregon, I had one of those life-changing experiences that you hear other people talk about — the kind that sneaks up on you unexpectedly. This one occurred a mere two feet away from me.

Straining to locate my friend among the passengers deplaning through the jet way, I noticed a man coming toward me carrying two light bags. He stopped right next to me to greet his family.

First he motioned to his youngest son (maybe six years old) as he laid down his bags. They gave each other a long, loving hug. As they separated enough to look in each other’s face, I heard the father say, “It’s so good to see you, son. I missed you so much!” His son smiled somewhat shyly, averted his eyes and replied softly, “Me, too, Dad!”

Then the man stood up, gazed in the eyes of his oldest son (maybe nine or ten) and while cupping his son’s face in his hands said, “You’re already quite the young man. I love you very much, Zach!” They too hugged a most loving, tender hug.

While this was happening, a baby girl (perhaps one or one-and-a-half) was squirming excitedly in her mother’s arms, never once taking her little eyes off the wonderful sight of her returning father. The man said, “Hi, baby girl!” as he gently took the child from her mother. He quickly kissed her face all over and then held her close to his chest while rocking her from side to side. The little girl instantly relaxed and simply laid her head on his shoulder, motionless in pure contentment.

After several moments, he handed his daughter to his oldest son and declared, “I’ve saved the best for last!” and proceeded to give his wife the longest, most passionate kiss I ever remember seeing. He gazed into her eyes for several seconds and then silently mouthed. “I love you so much!” They stared at each other’s eyes, beaming big smiles at one another, while holding both hands.

For an instant they reminded me of newlyweds, but I knew by the age of their kids that they couldn’t possibly be. I puzzled about it for a moment then realized how totally engrossed I was in the wonderful display of unconditional love not more than an arm’s length away from me. I suddenly felt uncomfortable, as if I was invading something sacred, but was amazed to hear my own voice nervously ask, “Wow! How long have you two been married?

“Twelve years.” he replied, without breaking his gaze from his lovely wife’s face. “Well then, how long have you been away?” I asked. The man finally turned and looked at me, still beaming his joyous smile. “Two whole days!”

Two days? I was stunned. By the intensity of the greeting, I had assumed he’d been gone for at least several weeks – if not months.

I said almost offhandedly, hoping to end my intrusion with some semblance of grace (and to get back to searching for my friend), “I hope my marriage is still that passionate after twelve years!”

The man suddenly stopped smiling.  He looked me straight in the eye, and with forcefulness that burned right into my soul, he told me something that left me a different person.

He told me, “Don’t hope, friend… decide!” Then he flashed me his wonderful smile again, shook my hand and said, “God bless!”
 

 

Scientists have proven that G-d is protecting Israel

Wednesday, 20th January 2016

 

Nuclear physicist, Gerald Schroeder, a known researcher in the past for Weizman Institute and Hebrew University, simply cannot be accused of unscientific thinking. When observing statistics that don’t seem all too logical, most of Shroeder’s colleagues admit that there was “luck” involved. The existence of the State of Israel, the fact that there were so few casualties from the scud missiles shot down on Israel during the Gulf War, all appear, on the surface, to be a stroke of luck. Schroeder, however, refuses to call it “luck”. Luck is just not a scientifically sound term. For Nuclear physicists like Schroeder, the real answer is that God is protecting His people.

Click the image below to watch the video

Celebrating Birth of 100th Great-Grandchild

Tuesday, 12th January 2016

Celebrating Birth of 100th Great-Grandchild: “This is our response to Hitler”

Click the image below to read more about this ...

 

Tragedy Hits Shuvu Family - Children Miraculously Saved

Wednesday, 6th January 2016

 

 

Tragedy Hits Shuvu Family - Children Miraculously Saved

Click the image below to go to the Shuvu website and read the inspirational story

Sometimes, even as we are overwhelmed with grief over a terrible tragedy, we can still find inspiration and consolation.

Gavriel and Tehilla are students in Shuvu’s school in Lod; he is an 8th grader, she is in 4th grade. They've each been in the school since 1st grade, and although their family was completely secular, the youngsters have made great strides in Shemiras (keeping) Torah and Mitzvos.

Gavriel and Tehilla's parents divorced years ago and the father had full custody of the children; their biological mother is not at all part of their lives.

The parents eventually remarried, and his new wife loved Gavriel and Tehilla dearly, raising them as her own children. Five years ago, the family grew, as Gavriel and Tehilla's father and stepmother had a daughter together.

Tragically, this past Shabbos, their parents and their 5 year old daughter were in their car when they were involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle. The parents were killed instantly, and their young daughter died of her injuries several hours later.   Gavriel and Tehilla, however, refused to go in the car for that fateful trip.

Recently, Shuvu Lod, has been focusing on promoting Shemiras Shabbos through special campaigns and projects, and Gavriel and Tehilla had taken upon themselves to never again set foot in a car on Shabbos.

Although they horrifically lost their father, stepmother, and sister, their own lives were spared through their determination to observe Shabbos.

Shuvu has brought in professionals to work with Gavriel and Tehilla as well as their classmates. They are also working to ensure that the children will be cared for and raised in an appropriate, loving environment.

Even as we mourn this tragedy we cannot help but be but be stirred by the result of the resolve of two young children to observe Shabbos.

May Hashem comfort these young heroes b'soch sh'ar aveilei Tzion v'Yerushalayim, and may they know no more tzaar.

 

Kiddush Hashem on the Steve Harvey Show

Sunday, 27th December 2015

Watch this Kiddush Hashem
on the Steve Harvey Show

Click the image below to watch the video

 

Don’t leave it too late!

Tuesday, 22nd December 2015

Father was a hardworking man who delivered bread as a living to support his wife and three children. He spent all his evenings after work attending classes, hoping to improve himself so that he could one day find a better paying job. Except for Sundays, Father hardly ate a meal together with his family. He worked and studied very hard because he wanted to provide his family with the best money could buy.

Whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.

The day came when the examination results were announced. To his joy, Father passed, and with distinctions too! Soon after, he was offered a good job as a senior supervisor which paid handsomely.

Like a dream come true, Father could now afford to provide his family with life’s little luxuries like nice clothing, fine food and vacation abroad.

However, the family still did not get to see father for most of the week. He continued to work very hard, hoping to be promoted to the position of manager. In fact, to make himself a worthily candidate for the promotion, he enrolled for another course in the open university.

Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.

Father’s hard work paid off and he was promoted. Jubilantly, he decided to hire a maid to relieve his wife from her domestic tasks. He also felt that their three-room flat was no longer big enough, it would be nice for his family to be able to enjoy the facilities and comfort of a condominium. Having experienced the rewards of his hard work many times before, Father resolved to further his studies and work at being promoted again. The family still did not get to see much of him. In fact, sometimes Father had to work on Sundays entertaining clients. Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.

As expected, Father’s hard work paid off again and he bought a beautiful condominium overlooking the coast of Singapore. On the first Sunday evening at their new home, Father declared to his family that he decided not to take anymore courses or pursue any more promotions. From then on he was going to devote more time to his family.

Father did not wake up the next day.

 

 

 

A bowl of noodles

Wednesday, 16th December 2015

 

That night, Sue quarrelled with her mother, then stormed out of the house. While en route, she remembered that she did not have any money in her pocket, she did not even have enough coins to make a phone call home.

She went into a food shop. Picking up the sweet fragrance, she suddenly felt very hungry. She wished for a bowl of noodles, but she had no money!

The seller saw her standing hesitantly before the counter and asked:

– Hey little girl, you want to eat a bowl of noodles?

– But … but I do not have any money … she shyly replied.

– Okay, I’ll treat you – the seller said – come, I will cook you a bowl.

A few minutes later the owner brought her a steaming bowl of noodles. After eating a small amount, Sue cried.

– What is it? – He asked.

– Nothing. I am just touched by your kindness! – Sue said as she wiped her tears.

– Even a stranger on the street gives me a bowl of noodles, and my mother, after a quarrel, chased me out of the house. She is cruel!!

The seller sighed@

– Girl, why do you think so? Think again. I only gave you a bowl of noodles and you felt that way. Your mother had raised you since you were little, why were you not grateful and disobeyed your mom?

Sue was really surprised after hearing that.

“Why did I not think of that? A bowl of noodles from a stranger made me feel indebted, and my mother has raised me since I was little and I have never felt so, even a little.”

On the way home, Sue thought in her head what she would say to her mother when she arrives home: “Mom, I’m sorry. I know it is my fault, please forgive me … ”

Once up the steps, Sue saw her mother worried and tired of looking for her everywhere. Upon seeing Sue, her mother gently said: “Sue, come inside honey. You are probably very hungry? I cooked rice and prepared the meal already, come eat while it is still hot …”

Sue couldn’t control any longer, Sue cried in her mom’s hands.

In life, we are sometimes easy to appreciate the small actions of some people around us, but for the relatives, especially parents, we see their sacrifices as a matter of natural …

Parental love and concern are the most precious gifts we have been given since birth.

Parents do not expect us to pay back for nurturing us …… but have we ever appreciated or treasured the unconditional sacrifice of our parents?

New York's Great Hanukkah Blackout

Thursday, 10th December 2015

 

New York's Great Hanukkah Blackout
How could my dinky menorah compete with all those dazzling lights?

Click the image below to watch this inspirational video.

 

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