IT HAPPENED TO ME

MIRACLE ON 69TH STREETAugust 2010

In one minute, everything changed – my whole perspective on life, my sense of security, and my carefree attitude. That minute was Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 5:21pm –  the minute my little girl was hit by a car. It was a minute I will never forget, one that replays in my mind many times Read More »

By Mindy Lankry

INSURANCE FROM ABOVEMarch 2010

As a result of the recession, income from my investments has been a little slow in coming over the last several months. As a retiree, these investments constitute my primary source of income. And so, when I received my home insurance and auto insurance bills this past September, I was not able to pay the Read More »

By J. G.

A MODEST RESCUEMarch 2010

When a friend asked to borrowed our electric plate for Shabbat, I was happy to lend it. And when she said that she would not be able to return it until very late at night, I told her that was fine too. I just asked that she call first to make sure I was still Read More »

By N. Sutton

THE “DANNY” CAMPAIGNOctober 2009

“You don’t know me,” the man on the other end of the phone told Dr. Schussheim, President of Efrat – C.R.I.B. “I’m calling from the U.S. but I would like to donate a sizeable sum to Efrat.” Dr. Schussheim was thrilled, of course, but then, the man, who would not give his name, said something Read More »

By Efrat

ON WINGS OF EAGLESSeptember 2009

This time of year always reminds me of an extraordinary journey I experienced several years ago. It began as an ordinary business trip. On Monday I flew to Los Angeles, California with my friend Ronny to speak with potential customers about our new warehousing company. But on Tuesday morning, when we returned to our hotel Read More »

By Rabbi Shaul (charlie) Semah, Lakewood Nj

THE LIFESAVING EXERCISE AND A CALL TO ACTIONJune 2009

The Lifesaving Exercise As a trainer, I like to think that my efforts and those of the other trainers at the gym, help make people live longer and better. On one occasion, that aspiration was demonstrated in very clear, if unusual, fashion. One of our female trainers was coaching a client on a resistance exercise Read More »

THE MOSQUITO MIRACLEJanuary 2009

On a hot, sunny August day, I sat on the deck outside with my daughter and her friends, watching the children playing in the backyard.  As the children enjoyed themselves running around the trees, swarms of mosquitoes flew around us on the deck, biting us relentlessly, literally covering our legs with bites. Finally, having had Read More »

By Eileen Mizrahi

PROTECTIVE POWERS OF PURE SPEECHJanuary 2009

Like any other Shabbaton, the big day was preceded by weeks of excitement, planning, decorating and hard work. A group of students and staff members of Tichon Bnot Rachel High School volunteered to check into the hotel – the JEP Shabbaton Center in Fallsburg, New York – on Thursday, to get the facility ready for Read More »

By Staff And Students Of Tichon Bnot Rachel Hs
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