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Celebrating Birth of 100th Great-Grandchild

Tuesday, 12th January 2016

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

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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

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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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Jewish Revenge & Chanukka

Wednesday, 2nd December 2015


Jewish Revenge & Chanukka

A spiritual response to difficult times.

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to watch the video of  Rabbi Avraham Trugman 
and be inspired by the Jewish attitude to revenge! 

Loshon Horo ...

Wednesday, 25th November 2015



Drop a pebble in the water

Wednesday, 18th November 2015


Drop a pebble in the water:

just a splash, and it is gone;

But there's half-a-hundred ripples

Circling on and on and on,

Spreading, spreading from the center,

flowing on out to the sea.

And there is no way of telling

where the end is going to be.

Drop a pebble in the water:

in a minute you forget,

But there's little waves a-flowing,

and there's ripples circling yet,

And those little waves a-flowing

to a great big wave have grown;

You've disturbed a mighty river

just by dropping in a stone.

Drop an unkind word, or careless:

in a minute it is gone; 

But there's half-a-hundred ripples   

circling on and on and on.     

They keep spreading, spreading, spreading       

from the center as they go,         

And there is no way to stop them,            

once you've started them to flow.             

Drop an unkind word, or careless:

in a minute you forget;

But there's little waves a-flowing,

and there's ripples circling yet,

And perhaps in some sad heart

a mighty wave of tears you've stirred,

And disturbed a life was happy

ere you dropped that unkind word.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness:

just a flash and it is gone;

But there's half-a-hundred ripples

circling on and on and on,

Bearing hope and joy and comfort

on each splashing, dashing wave

Till you wouldn't believe the volume

of the one kind word you gave.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness:

in a minute you forget; 

But there's gladness still a-swelling,   

and there's joy circling yet,     

And you've rolled a wave of comfort       

whose sweet music can be heard          

Over miles and miles of water            

just by dropping one kind word.             

~By James W. Foley~



Wednesday, 11th November 2015

Colonel Sanders went to more than 1,000 places trying to sell his chicken recipe before he found an interested buyer. The fact that we can buy Kentucky Fried Chicken today attests to his perseverance. Thomas Edison tried almost 10,000 times before he succeeded in creating the electric light. If he had given up, you would be reading this in the dark!

The original business plan for what was to become Federal Express was given a failing grade on Fred Smith¹s college exam. And, in the early days, their employees would cash their pay cheques at retail stores, rather than banks. This meant it would take longer for the money to clear, thereby giving Fed Ex more time to cover their payroll.

Sylvester Stallone had been turned down a thousand times by agents and was down to his last $600 before he found a company that would produce Rocky. The rest is history! 

To truly succeed requires a total commitment to your goal. Too many people make the mistake of quitting just short of success. Keep going no matter what. If you really believe in what you are doing, give it all you’ve got and don’t give up.