Thank You Hashem – Week 260

-I daven by Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen. In conjunction with Dr. Lapides, they made a Yarchei Kallah this past Sunday (as they have in the past during Aseres Yemai Teshuva) where around 100 men participated in 7-8 hours of in-depth learning. What a Kiddush Hashem & happy to be able to participate. Thank You Hashem for working it out for all of us, as this is an especially busy time of year & to have so many people drop everything & come was truly amazing. A special thank you to Rabbi Cohen & Dr. Lapides for working out the details, including providing booklets with all the related sugyas to the topic & fabulous speakers. It should be a big zechus for all.    Thank You Hashem for giving us a day like Yom Kippur where we can totally connect with You on a totally spiritual level & attain forgiveness as well. I feel blessed to be a part of this group that focuses on the good we are showered with.

-I had a tremendous amount of siyata dishmaya this morning. I needed to get my son a visa in order to sign him up for the national insurance in Israel. The visa section of misrad hapnim is open till 12 but they only give out numbers until 9:00. I got there at about ten to nine and they said sorry we gave out all the visa numbers for today, come back tomorrow. it’s a big hassle for me to travel there so I pleaded with the lady for a few min and I realized I was wasting my time she told me I can try again at 10:00 but its better if I just come back the next day. I decided to ignore her and try my luck anyway. I went upstairs to the visa department and waited on the next line hopping they might be more helpful. when the guy at the desk heard that I don’t have a number he refused to help me and told me to come back tomorrow. I tried begging a little, but it didn’t help. I then saw a woman that I recognized from my neighborhood that spoke English. I told her my problem and she encouraged me to try again. the guy heard us and said to stop wasting my time. after begging for a bit more he said I should go see his supervisor. I went to look for her and saw a whole line of people waiting to see her and she was shouting at everyone not to bother her she was busy. I realized I was not going to get anywhere with her and started to walk away. then my neighbor said you know what I have a number, but I forgot an important document at home and I’m not even sure they will be able to help me without it. You take my number and I will make an appointment to come back another day. I looked at the number and realized that she must have been waiting there already a long time. I waited for about 15 min and then it was my turn. not only was I able to take care of what I needed to, but in less than half the amount of time had I received my own number. I would have had to wait in line for over an hour if I got a number directly from the lady downstairs.

another bonus was in the national insurance office I needed to make many copies – the special copy machine was broken- the one that you need to pay per copy, so they let everyone make copies for free on their regular machine.  thank you, Hashem.

-thank you, Hashem, for giving me many difficult nisyonos last year. I really see how much they have helped me grow and become the person I am today

-Well, since Rosh Hashana, there has been nothing but chaos.  Hashem seems to have opened the floodgates of testing for me and my family.  I have been trying to handle it well, but to be honest, my emunah has been severely tested.  Anyway, my husband and son stayed at a hotel this weekend, and on the way home yesterday, my husband realized that he didn’t have his phone.  We stopped, and I called it from my phone.  We didn’t hear it ring in the car, so we knew he had probably left it in the hotel.  They didn’t have it at the front desk when we called, so we headed back to see if it was still in the room.  All my husband’s business contacts, etc. were on that phone.  So, I just started praying.  I crowned Hashem King, said that I had emunah that we would find the phone, and I just trusted.  The room had not been cleaned yet, and my husband found the phone.  This incident with the phone is very minor compared with the other things that have happened lately.  Anyway Hashem.  Thank You for Your help in finding the phone. I am trying to have a good attitude about all of these tests.  I’ve been asking for help with my emunah, so I guess I’m getting it.  I love You Hashem despite all of this trouble.  I know you’re on my side.

-Thank you, Hashem, for everything!

For every ache and pain, I feel… for every migraine, all my back pain, my bad knees…

Thank you, Hashem,!!! Each pain means I am here each day to feel, to wake up and see my beautiful children, to love them and enjoy them… wow… so amazing the pride and joy to see them growing, learning, and thriving… AMAZING!

 

-Thank you, Hashem, that we had enough money for all our Yom tov shopping

 

-Thank you, Hashem, for your mercy and kindness. We will stand soon on the Day of Atonement and I pray that Your cup of compassion will not run out on us: the world.

 

-Thank you Hashem I have so many new things to prepare at work. I was supposed to do everything the same as last year, but it ended up not working out. B”H I am getting so much experience. Thank you, Hashem, for helping me get in touch with the right people.

 

-Thank you Hashem I am going to my family for Sukkos.

 

-Thank you, Hashem, that my family has clothing that I have the opportunity to do laundry. Thank you, Hashem, for making me busy. Thank you Hashem I am a wife, mother, working full time, made Rosh Hashana

-Thank You Hashem for my healthy family and that my children are all accepted in schools.  Thank You for the extra money You sent.  Thank You that the car is still working, and we were able to take care of the glasses.  Thank You that I was able to do the carpool without needing my husband’s help.

Thank You Hashem from the chizuk I get from this email.

 

-Thank You Hashem for the meaningful Rosh Hashana that was so nice and peaceful, and for Yom Kippur that was easier than usual (I even got to daven in shul).

Thank You Hashem – Week 259

-Thank you, Hashem, for giving me an awesome son who helps me do the cooking for the Chagim.

-Thank you, Hashem, for the wonderful feeling I get when I set foot in Lakewood

-I was floored last night when I foolishly was expressing my parnasah challenges in front of my children
But when I heard my 16 year old daughter express her feelings by telling me daddy we have everything we need
Look she said with such sincerity and real Simcha we have clothing and food just be happy
This was a moment for me that I will never forget
So today I thank Hashem that my wife and myself are fortunate and very rich to have a daughter like this
I give all the credit to the direction of our leaders at Ateret Bet Yaakov for instilling in our children that it’s not all about what we don’t have but it’s about what we do have
I’m much richer than I thought!!!

-Important to remember all the great that Hashem did for us this past year. I see many people harping on all the tragedies and sadness that occurred. We are obligated to remember and Thank for all the wonderful gifts Hashem has bestowed upon us. Decisions for this year are happening now and in the merit of thanking Hakadosh Baruch Hu we will be granted much more this year to be thankful about.

-I have a hashgacha pratis story that happened about a week ago. I was booking flights on expedia and I found roundtrip spirit airlines tickets for $168 which was a good price. When I tried to check out, the website wouldn’t let me book my tickets since I am still a minor, even though spirit lets minors fly alone. So, I went to spirit airline’s website and I found even cheaper tickets there. The total cost of roundtrip tickets plus all my bags was just $162! If I had booked on expedia, I would have paid $6 more online and at least $60 more at the airport for my bags. Thank you, Hashem, for the error message on expedia!

-Thank You Hashem for the blessings of this Yom Tov, for life, shalom bayit, health, and everything. May Hashem bless all of you in the coming year.

 

 

 

-Thank You Hashem that we have merited to see another new year. Please inscribe us for a good life filled with Your blessings for us, our dear ones and all Israel. Please have mercy on the whole wide world. Thank You, Your Majesty.

-Thank you, Hashem, for giving me an awesome son who helps me do the cooking for the Chagim.

-Thank you, Hashem, for a beautiful Rosh Hashana!

  • Thank you, Hashem, for an incredible year. I have a special husband and 2 adorable kids a boy and a girl. They both are in school already in the perfect place with so my S”D that happened throughout the year. We had so much S”D with my procedure and Hashem carefully directed me to the many doctors and we ended up with the perfect doctor for us. I am in the perfect work place and my husband got so much experience from his. Thank you, Hashem, that we merited having Parnassah. I really appreciate everything you gave me. I hope this year I merit to have an incredible year full of hashgacha from Hashem!

-Reading stories of people having to halachically eat on Yom Kippur. This is a great obligation and misvah for them. I want to thank Hashem that BH I am able to fast on the fast days. Thank you, Hashem.

-I was driving in my lane and I saw that a car was coming right at me not noticing me. I had to quickly change lanes basically without looking more than a quick glimpse, I had no choice as this car was coming at me and not looking. Baruch Hashem there was no car in that lane. Thank you, Hashem,

From the archives…

–I was at a Simcha this week and ran into a friend I went to high school with – he looked at me noticing that I became more religious compared to what I was in high school and he- I hope temporarily- looks like he took a step in the opposite direction from school days-and he said to me – wait a minute-somethings wrong with this picture- you were cutting class and running to ball games and playing around in school wasting time while I was in the bet midrash learning-lol, how did I end up like this, and you end up like that?-he said it jokingly but I took at as a big compliment and want to thank Hashem for guiding me on the right path, that is how, with Hashem’s help and I know I have much more to accomplish and pray that Hashem continues to guide me to live the happy torah life. Thank you, Hashem,

  • Rabbi Greenfeld told us at first day in Yeshiva in Lakewood where he is principal a father came over to him and told him he gets a mazel tov and he wants to tell him about it, he cleared time and went over to the father and the father says I get a mazel tov we had a baby girl. He said 17 months ago my wife found out she was a match for a liver to donate and she went ahead and did the liver donation, at the hospital the doctors told her she cannot have children for 6 months after the procedure, she sighed and said I haven’t been able to have children for the past 11 years!!! 15 months later she is holding a baby girl!! Hashem says you give life to others, I will give life to you. Hashem is great.

Thank You Hashem – Week 258

  • Thank you, Hashem,

my children are happy to go to school in the morning

the weather is beautiful today

I am able to cook & bake for my family

 

  • I went to the mall to look for suites for the holidays.

I never really have good luck finding a nice suit that’s my size and fits me right.

So, I’m looking through suites and I see a rack along the wall in lord and Taylor that says 50% off, but they were suit separates the suit was $460 and the pants $220 so 50% off that the suit would be around $350 not so bad, but I need a few suites and didn’t really wanna pay that much for a suit

So, I’m thinking about it as I’m convincing myself to just buy it I decide that I don’t love the design, so I put it back. I look a little further down the rack I see a suit that I really liked it was much nicer then the 1st one.

I pick it up the 1st one I see check the tag 42 R my size! Right under that there is a clearance sticker for $79.99!

I’m like wow that’s so weird every other suit is regular price I start thinking Hashem wants me to have this one, now before I even go reach for the pants I knew I was gonna find my size also on clearance I just had a feeling. The 1st pair of pants I touch my size 36×30 on clearance for 29.99!!!!

I couldn’t believe it, it was so clear that this was from Hashem well guess what I looked at the same exact suit that was right next to the 1 I just picked up … FULL PRICE

Why was my size (42R the most popular size) on clearance? it was the 1st suit I touched and 1st pants I touched both on clearance!

So, I get to the register they ring me up and take another guess…. the price was 50% off the clearance price 🙂 straight up gift from Hashem Thank you Hashem for my holiday present!!

 

  • Doing groceries is never my favorite task, but yesterday I put a different spin on it.  So, I was doing my Sunday grocery shopping when I decided to look at it from a place of gratitude.  It’s not that I’m not grateful, but there are days when shopping can be kind of a drag.  Well, I started thanking Hashem for having money to buy groceries, Then I thanked Him for having a car that works to get to the store.  Once I got going, there was no stopping it.  I mean, it takes physical ability to get to the store, it takes mental ability to plan out a menu for the week, write a list, and be organized.  We have jobs to pay for the groceries, a house to bring them to, and healthy family and friends that can eat and enjoy the food made with those groceries.  The list goes on and on.  It’s all due to Hashem’s love and bounty.  Thank You Hashem for everything that makes up my life and thanks for the insight to put a sometimes-unpleasant task in a beautiful Light.  I love You beyond what words can express.  I also pray that all of you who contribute to this online community be blessed with all of Hashem’s goodness.
  • Thank you, Hashem, we won 2 packages at 2 different Chinese auctions the past 2 weeks!
  • Thank you, Hashem. Something happened last night that made me very upset and I had a hard time going to sleep. I decided to listen to R’ Ashear in the chazak line to help me fall asleep.
  • Thank you, Hashem. I know that you are in charge. It is not the person making me upset, rather just a messenger from Hashem. You want me to get stronger. I love you Hashem.
  • You will help me make everything work out despite my busy week of both children starting school, just starting work, and preparing for Rosh Hashana
  • Thank you, Hashem, for a healthy family and that my daughters started school today on the first day of school (even though we had such short notice that their old school wasn’t opening this year.
  • Thank You H-shem, I remember when I went with my wife to the Hospital where she had to have a procedure done to her.  Before doing the procedure, we were both saying Baruch H-shem because she had to fill out the papers if she had any other sicknesses and Thank You H-shem we answered NO to all the questions i.e. Heart Problem, Bladder, Liver, Stomach, etc., etc., etc.
  • Thank you, Hashem, for making me have such a successful shopping experience!
  • Thank You Hashem for always showering us with blessing and abundance and never forsaking us. Thank You that there is peace in our family after the death of my beloved grandfather. Hashem you have always been there for me. You know what’s good for me even before I can utter it. I fear You and love You because You made me and love me. Thank You for everything, Master.
  • THANK YOU, HASHEM, FOR TEETH. I had my second wisdom tooth pulled today and cannot eat anything. I am now able to think about how amazing our teeth are and how much we need to appreciate (and take care of) them.
  • I had a situation at work and it could have been a major cost to my company, but BH I said a prayer to Hashem and all worked out.  Hashem thank you so much for helping me out and coming to my rescue!
  • Thank You Hashem for an extra day off from work this week. Got to listen to wonderful shiurim from Rabbi Reisman, Rabbi Brudny, Rabbi Sorotzkin & Rabbi Schorr. They were all amazing!! Then I got to spend some quality time with my granddaughter while I watched her in the afternoon. Took care of my sukkah as well & other “to do” things around the house.
  • Thank You Hashem for another amazing year, with all its blessings & challenges. Can’t say, “Thank You” enough!!

Thank You Hashem – Week 257

  • I want to thank Hashem for helping me get through something very difficult.  The other day, I had a small confrontation with someone, and it brought back a lot of hard memories.  After I hung up the phone, I basically lost it.  I mean I was doubled over just sobbing.  Then I decided to do hitbodedut and took it all to Hashem.  Believe me, He got an earful. But all of a sudden, a calm came over me, and I realized that the yetzer harah was working overtime that day.  So, I told Hashem that I had emunah and bitachon and that I loved Him.  I knew that the only way to stop how I was feeling was to tell the yetzer harah off and to just put myself in Hashem’s hands.  So, Hashem, thank you for putting that test in my way.  You showed me that I have the ability to dig deep and find my emunah. You want us to be proud of our small steps forward.  You are the best, and I love You. Thanks.
  • Thank u Hashem for everything u do and will do for us. I love u Hashem
  • Thank You Hashem, I brought 2 children to the dentist and neither had a cavity.  (And the office staff was okay that we came a few minutes late.)
  • Thank You Hashem for making my first day at my new work go as smoothly as it went. Although it did get stressful at times, it really comforts me knowing that You are running the Masterplan, and that You are the controller behind all people and happenings!
  • Thank you Hashem I have a new year ahead of me to start fresh. School year just started, and Rosh Hashana is on the way!
  • Thank you, Hashem, for making a situation at work get simply taken care of. It could have been a major mess on my hands, but it was solved with the ease of a blink of an eye. Thank you so much Hashem
  • Thank you, Hashem, for giving me a nes.  This week I was talking to someone who had to take care something for me through a third party. He told me that there is no way they would agree and what I told him wouldn’t work. I told him to try and ask. A few hours later he got back to me and told me that the third party didn’t except it. I told him to call them back and ask again and instructed him when his talking to the third party to keep Hashem in his mind the whole time. The next day I got a message from him, but his demeanor completely changed. He told me he had spoken to them again and this time he did as I asked and kept thinking of Hashem and that he is with him. Miraculously they didn’t say no this time and told him they will get back to him. Hashem thank you for always being there for us. Hashem is hakol yechol and nothing is impossible for him.

 

“Part of being

Mamlich Hashem

on Rosh Hashanah

 is being happy with

whatever comes our way……

It’s not them; 

it’s Hashem, 

It’s not depressing:

 it’s a blessing “

From a class by

Rabbi Dov Brezak

JROOT Communication Network is having the first ASSIFA of

אילו פינו. מודים אנחנו לך

An evening dedicated to publicly expressing appreciation to Hash-m. 

There will be Hazanim singing

שירותותשבחות

With hizuk from many Rabbis.

WE WILL FOR THE FIRST TIME OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY FOR AN OPEN MIKE WHERE INDIVIDUALS FROM THE CROUD WILL BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO EXPRESS THEIR APPRECIATION PUBLICLY.

September 1 at Kol Yaakov Hall on McDonald contact askdrsimcha@gmail.com to submit request to speak publicly.

What an opportunity to show appreciation to Rubin Shel Olam before we stand in front of him on Rosh Hashanah to ask for more.

 

Thank you so much,

Dr. Simcha Y. Cohen

Thank You Hashem – Week 256

  • B””H Thank you, Hashem, for protecting my son, Yehoshua Ari and his Totchanim Artillery unit, serving in the IDF near the Gaza border. Please, Hashem may we have peace. May Moshiach come NOW!
  • Thank you, Hashem, that my friend just had her 5th child! A boy! Thank you for letting me feel happy for her even though it’s hard for me.
  • Never take anything for granted.
  • Thank you, Hashem, for allowing us to rent a beautiful 7-bedroom home in the heart of Lakewood, near a great SY Shul were my entire family, my wife, Son’s, daughter in laws and grandchildren spend Shabbat weekends together.  It was so nice spending time together. It was a great summer.  Thank you, Hashem.
  • I want to thank Hashem for putting small Yisurim in my path this week.  I am finally getting to the place that I can see them for what they are because Hashem has been helping me to work on my patience.  First of all, I had to catch an early plane on Tuesday. On my way to the airport, my husband texted me that my flight was going to be delayed for at least three hours.  I panicked because I thought for sure I would miss my connecting flight.  The next text showed me that the airline automatically put me on a later connecting flight.  So, Baruch Hashem, that was taken care of.  In the middle of all this panic, I began to smile because I knew that Hashem was doing it to help me.  I thanked Him and let myself just relax.  I made it home safely with all of my bags, etc., so thanks Hashem.  Then, the other day, I had spent at least an hour creating a shopping list and menu for the week.  I got to the grocery store, got my cart, and discovered that my shopping list was not in my pocket.  I searched and searched and ended up going home.  I couldn’t find it anywhere.  Instead of being so upset, I gave a little smile again, thanked Hashem for the glitch, and wrote a new list.  I put on some nice Jewish music and enjoyed the task.  I decided to go shopping the next day and spent some nice time with my husband and son instead.  It all depends on how you look at things.  Thank You Hashem for helping to see ups and downs in a different light.
  • Thank You Hashem for always coming through for me. There I was worrying for weeks because I could not schedule an earlier doctor’s appointment to get my medication. I prayed to You and You allowed the doctor to give me a script without the necessary follow up session. Hashem, thank You so much. You are the crown of my heart and the jewel of my soul. I love You and never want to be separated from You. Thank You.
  • Baruch Hashem, our son just got engaged. I want to thank Hashem for all the hashgacha and siyata d’shmaya in making the shiduch happen. Although my wife had thought of this shiduch a while ago, there was clear hashgacha that it started and worked out. Since the shiduch, we continue to see hashgacha. For example, the kallah has a brother who is at the same yeshiva as our son and they now have a chavrusa.
  • I Thanked Hashem last week that the flash flooding from a week ago did not affect my basement. Since then, I found out that 2 of my friends in the area had water damage to their cars, which the insurance company wrote off as a total loss. Thank You Hashem for protecting my car from such damage, even though I drove thru a couple of very large puddles (rivers!). I have an older car & a total loss, after deductible, would not have left me with enough money to buy another car. Thank You Hashem for keeping my car intact!
  • I was able to get a reversal on the overdraft fee on my account. I made a mistake and it put my account in the negative. I refunded a PayPal payment and I thought I needed to transfer money into my PayPal account. Instead thought I made the transfer plus PayPal transferred money as well to cover the cost of the refund. That meant my account was way in the negative and it got an overdraft fee. I was able to cancel the overdraft fee at my bank based on the fact that it was a misunderstanding with PayPal and as long as I don’t use the account until I get it back out of the negative there won’t be any more overdraft fees. I got so stressed out about it and am so grateful now that this won’t turn into a big monetary loss.
  • Thank you, Hashem, for making the preps. to my wedding come along so easy and enjoyable
  • Thank You Hashem for the thousands of things you are constantly doing for me every single second. My eyes can see, my ears can hear, my nose can smell, I can bH walk, talk, eat, smile, laugh, cry, think… The list is endless. Without You, I wouldn’t be here, or even anywhere! I am so lucky and owe everything to you! Also, thank you in particular for giving me such a good friend, who inspired me to daven Maariv last night, which I am usually not motivated to daven.
  • I was walking to shul in Lakewood. Noticing I was a summer resident, A nice Lakewood man came over to me to give me shalom Aleichem. He asked where I pray and learn, and I told him the name of the Rabbi and shul. He replied by saying I remember when he first came to Lakewood from England about 15 years ago. I met him his first day as he was moving in, and I asked him what he does. He started mentioning all his ideas of how first he wants to start a kollel, then include a shul then expand the Kollel then build a large beautiful Bet Midrash, then make a High school and some other projects. He continues and tells me at first, I was thinking what a dreamer this young Rabbi is, many thinks like that. Now looking back all these years I see he actually did it, he was masliach in building great mekomei Torah here in Lakewood, he did all those projects and more and he still isn’t stopping. This is a lesson for all of us. Do not sell yourself short, we have greatness in us that we can all accomplish. By the way the Rabbi in this story is Rabbi Yossi Bitton.Thank you Hashem for this experience.
  • I went to a shoe sale today in my neighborhood and the place looked like a Zoo. I ran a quick tefilla through my lips that I should be matzliach. It was a mob, with everyone trying to get the pair and size they needed. After a few minutes of realizing that this is just not my type of place to shop I decided to leave with my girls clutching my hands ever so tightly as to not loose me! As I’m leaving, I see someone by the door trying on a pair of shoes. Right there I stop in my foot steps and realize that I didn’t say a real tefilla. I stood there for a second asked Hashem to help me be matzliach in finding my girls shoes for Chag. I started my trek back into the large room and finally made it to the back table where I wanted to be. On my way back, I saw someone holding a pair of shoes that I had my eyes on the second I walked in and they were putting it back. I tried that pair on one of my girls and vwalla! It was the perfect size. Now the question was finding the exact pair in the next size up for my other child. I put in another prayer and asked Hashem to help me find a matching shoe in the size for my oldest. I ask the girl behind the table and she gives me the box that was my daughters size with the exact same shoe. In between my first attempt to leave, someone had returned that box to the girl behind the table as they didn’t need it and all that was waiting was the small tefilla from me to Hashem, the provider of all, for me to be able to get my shoes for my girls! Thank you, Hashem,
  • I received 2 new subscribers for the Thank you Hashem email and the email addresses were very similar, so I emailed the person asking if they wanted both or only 1, maybe one of them was a mistake and the similar one was the corrected email address. The person was surprised and basically had no idea who I was or what I was talking about. The person was very kind and down to earth and asked me to explain all of this. They went to the website and had a look. This is the last reply I had from them…”I’ve never seen or heard about your website, and I’m still unsure about how we got in touch, but after peaking at your website I understand that maybe this too is part of the Master Plan; I’d love to subscribe. End note: you can share our little experience on your website! ” Hashem controls everything.
  • Thank you, Hashem, that we have a very caring Rabbi. Thank you for giving us such a great summer.
  • I was searching high and low for days for a certain telephone number that I did not need in a couple of years. I could not find it. I started searching again and added a tefilla to Hashem to help me find it and with the next turn of the page in my notebook the number appeared. Thank you, Hashem,

Thank You Hashem – Week 255

  • I have a huge thank You this week. Last week my husband was driving home from work.  A big truck in front of him hit a very large 1/2-inch-thick piece of plexiglass that was on the highway. When the truck ran over it, it flew backwards and smashed into the front of my husband’s truck. It then headed for the windshield. Before it hit the windshield, it lifted up and over the truck. My husband was shaken but not hurt. Also, no one was behind him to get hurt either. The front of his truck is smashed, but he’s ok. Thank You Hashem for saving his life. You are beyond amazing and look out for us so beautifully. I love You so much!!!
  • Thank You Hashem for the immense pleasure I have today, the first day of the new Z’man in Yeshiva where I am overwhelmingly proud to have 3 sons committing their days and nights to learning Torah and getting closer to Hashem. If you asked me 3 years ago how many sons of mine would be learning all day, long term, I would have said zero. I am so grateful That Hashem has granted my family the Chochma to realize what is the priority in this world …. Avodat Hashem. I will Thank Hashem every single day for this tremendous Hessed. I don’t deserve anything, and yet Hashem keeps pouring down Blessings to my entire family, I can’t Thank Hashem enough, but I will definitely try!!! THANK YOU, HASHEM!!!!!
  • Thank you, Hashem, for making me feel better we don’t realize how we take our health for granted.
  • Thank you Hashem the school year started off well for the boys, they are happy with their rebbeim and friends. and have been going and coming happily so far.
  • Thank you, Hashem, for making camp mommy work out today!
  • Thank you, Hashem, for sending me work this week after a quiet last week. Thank you, Hashem, that our tire pressure light went on and it’s nothing more than a screw in a pretty new tire!
  • Had a major issue with my computer and needed to send out Torah related emails. Baruch Hashem it got fixed in a later evening hour. Now I needed to somehow get my office keys to Brooklyn, so someone can go there and enable me to re-log back into my computer remotely and spread Torah. I was at an engagement nad was asking people if they were going back. My nephew on the other side was very nicely willing to go to my office if I can get him the keys. Got a little frustrated and texted him that I am burning, you know how much Torah we can spread if I get you this key?..less than 1 minute later a friend of mine walks in and gives me a great greeting, I then think should I ask?..ok it’s worth a shot, ask if he knows anyone going to Brooklyn and he replies ME!..I tell him what is going and how we can now spread some Torah, he grabbed me hugged and kissed me and started dancing with joy to do this Misvah. Thank you to my friend and to my nephew who went out of his way to get to my office. Thank you, Hashem.
  • Thank you, Hashem, for giving us freedom and always watching over us. Thank you for giving me what I need to take care of my family. I love you Hashem.
  • Another amazing week. Thank You, Hashem!
  • My son camp back from his learning camp. Had an amazing time & we’re glad to have him back, all refreshed for a new year.
  • Had some flash flooding in the beginning of the week & very thankful for the plentiful rain. And keeping my basement dry at the same time!! So much rain it looked like it might come in, but Boruch Hashem it did not. All ended up draining in time!
  • My father had surgery this week for carpal tunnel & Boruch Hashem all went well & he is recovering nicely. He uses that hand exclusively most of the day because he had a stroke many years ago & his other hand is not so functional. So, it was very important to address the carpal tunnel & it was very important that it go well or would have been big issue.
  • Thank you, Hashem, for such wonderful neighbors

Thank You Hashem – Week 254

  • Thank you, Hashem, for a wonderful family trip to Lancaster. The Hashgacha in our trips every detail were clearly seen! I love you Hashem!
  • Thank you, Hashem, for the beauty in the natural world.
  • Thank you, Hashem, for the nice Shabbat we spent with family from Israel.
  • Thank you, Hashem, this is my last week of work! Thanks for helping me be successful!
  • Thank you, Hashem, that our first vacation plans didn’t work out! Thank you, Hashem, that we have a new idea that hopefully will work out that I am more
  • Thank you, Hashem, for the Chazak line with R’ Ashear’s emunah series!
  • Thank you Hashem I just started exercising after my procedure and I felt good!!
  • Ty Hashem for everything u do for us. ty Hashem
  • For the strength that u give me each and every day of my life
  • Thank you, Hashem, for the most beautiful pain a parent can experience. Sending a child off to Eres Yisrael to learn Torah.
  • thank you, Hashem, for making my night out with family work out so well!!!!
  • Thank you, Hashem, for that you give us every day of our lives. Thank you for letting have amazing guests last Shabbat and making sure we all had what we needed to enjoy each other. I see your hand in everything. Thank you, Hashem.
  • Thank you, Hashem, for your never-ending kindness.  Our expectant daughter’s anatomy sonogram showed no abnormalities.  Chasdei Hashem.
  • Thank You Hashem for helping me to guard my words when I had to deal with someone who quite honestly can get on my nerves. I took the whole thing to Hashem, and He helped me. Hashem, you are the best friend I have.
  • Thank You Hashem for the zechus of having my grandson brought into the Bris of Avraham Avinu, on time. Really a blessing to see my children raising families of their own. Thank You Hashem for bringing my parents in for the event. Their original flight was cancelled & I found out just as they were arriving at the airport, via an alert on my phone. Immediately called my mother, who did not know this, as she checked the flight status before she left the house & everything was showing on time!! So, she had my sister, who drove them to the airport, wait outside. Sure enough, flight was cancelled & they only offered to put them on the next flight, leaving 4 hours later, on standby! They ended up going back home & booking another flight from the closer airport to their home & heading to that airport. Turns out, that flight was delayed for several hours… However, they did end up getting in. & my brother, who works in NYC, ended up staying in his office till midnight. He got to catch up on a lot of work that was piling up & picked them up & brought them home. Not always easy… But grateful to Hashem for the challenge & that they had the energy & persistence to be able to make the Simcha. As such, we were able to have my father be the sandek at the Bris. Big zechus for us.
  • Thank you, Hashem, for my health and the health of my family members. Every day is a gift. We need You every second!
  • Thank you, Hashem my second vacation fell through !! Thank you Hashem, I feel so calm and at peace. I really feel that YOU are taking care of everything. Hashem thank you for letting me see that I could have Emunah!!
  • My son had a connecting flight going to Israel. His flight from Jfk was delayed for about 3 hours. It was going to be very tight in making his connecting flight in Ukraine. They said he needs 50 minutes minimum and he would only have 40 minutes. The alternative was not good. The next flight was going to be the next day if he missed this one. Making it worse was that he would not be allowed to leave the airport to go to a hotel, he would have to spend the night somehow in this foreign airport. Prayed very hard as he was flying. Got in touch with him when he landed and gave him his instructions and Baruch Hashem he made it to the holiest place on earth via this connecting flight. This outcome was even better, instead of him waiting those hours to connect in Ukraine airport as we planned when we booked the ticket, he spent it here at Jfk.If you gave me this choice that is what I would have chosen. Thank you, Hashem, for your guiding hand in everything.
  • Thank you Hashem my kids asked to buy something, and I opened my pocketbook to hand them my credit card and saw it wasn’t there, we searched all over and couldn’t find it, I said let’s all say Amar rabbi Binyamin together. My daughter said it never helps to say it. I quietly davened to Hashem to help me find it, so I can show my daughter that tefilla does help. Hashem put it in my head to search my kitchen garbage can and I found it in there, thank you Hashem for helping me find it, thank you Hashem for putting it my kids minds to want to go to the store just then because the garbage was almost full and had I not noticed it was gone just then we would have thrown the garbage in the dumpster and probably never be able to find. (ordering another one would be a huge hassle because I live in Israel and I would have to order it from America and then find someone traveling and then go pick it up from wherever they are …. etc.)  I told my kids – you see, it does help to daven.
  • Thank you, Hashem, I had an overstimulating day and there was ice coffee, ice cream, and muffins for the teachers. Exactly what I needed. Hashem, I love you!
  • Thank you, Hashem, that I really was so calm today despite the action at work!! I feel like I grew!! Hashem, I love you!
  • Thank you, Hashem, for letting me find this website

Thank You Hashem – Week 253

  • Thank you Hashem I bought a Bread Machine & now it’s easier for me to bake Challah every week.
  • Thank You Hashem for having given me some good news regarding jobs. I know You are in charge and in control. You are The Master. Thank You for always blessing me with enough in my times of trouble. You are always there to pick me up. Thank You for the strength, will power and love You give me. Thank You, my King.
  • Thank you Hashem I am feeling much better this week!
  • Thank you, Hashem, that after my 8-year-old asked you for a ball at a ballgame an usher came within a minute and gave him one. Next day at different game we caught a ball less than a minute after sitting down. Thanks for the stranger who paid my fare after the game when my MetroCard was short, and hundreds of people were waiting by the turnstile to enter.
  • Thank you, Hashem, my mammogram results were negative.
  • Thank you, Hashem, for giving me a beautiful family.  All the siblings and spouses worked together to put together a carnival for all the cousins (their children, our grandchildren).  Everyone contributed to make it a success!
  • Thank You Hashem that I am so bored. I usually am so busy and now I have time to think about You!
  • I am so grateful to be able to visit with my parents for a few weeks.  It is such a blessing.  Thanks
  • Thank u Hashem for helping us buy this house. If it wasn’t for u. We would never had reached this milestone. I love Hashem
  • So much to thank Hashem for… But I will start with the birth of a grandson today! Wasn’t an easy delivery, but B”H mother & baby are both doing well!! Looking forward to a Shalom Zachor & Bris, Bez”H!!
  • Thank you, Hashem my children are, all safe and Happy

Thank You Hashem – Week 252

  • Hashem, thank you for reminding about the past, and to have the insight to leave it in the past.
  • I have been having trouble wearing my contact lenses.  After looking closely at my eye, I noticed a yellowish bump on my eyeball.  I went to the eye doctor and found out that while there is nothing they can do for it, it is not cancer and will probably not get any bigger.  Thanks Hashem.  Also, I have been going through some internal struggles lately, and Hashem has been right by my side.  Thanks Hashem.  You never let me down even when I sometimes feel helpless.  You always help me find Emunah and Bitachon.  I am so very appreciative.
  • THANK YOU, H-SHEM, FOR GIVING US SO MANY INSPIRING SPEAKERS DURING TISHA V’AV ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT TEACH US TO BE BETTER PEOPLE AT THE SAME TIME AS MOURNING FOR OUR TEMPLE, PLUS IT GIVE US SOME WAY OF PASSING THE TIME BENEFICIALLY.
  • I unexpectedly had to make a trip to see a customer over a merchandising error. This was very critical, and I was in danger of not only losing this order but losing the entire very large account. I quickly left my family and headed to the airport. Was not even sure I would explain this error to them I just went on the trip and was relying on Hashem to put the right words in my mouth. This could be a tremendous loss. I got there and saw this error. I quickly planned to have it corrected and it went much easier than I ever could have expected. What happened next was shocking. The buyer I was sitting with asks me about the merchandise I told her about last week and asks to see the sample. I did not have the sample with me and was about to crawl under the table. I said I am sorry, but the sample is not in my case today. I told her more about the item on my own. Hashem put perfect words into my presentation. She stops me and writes up a very large order for it. This is unheard of, without even seeing the item! I went there with a possible hefty loss and left with not only the original order but an even larger additional order. Hashem is in control and I am so appreciative to be able to see you so clearly pushing all of the buttons. Thank you, Hashem.
  • Thank you Hashem for always being there for me. Ty for giving me ur hand to hold on to when things were hard.
  • Thank You Hashem for the promise You made to our ancestors. Thank You for not having forgotten about us and that we could observe another Tish B’av. May we all return to You swiftly and may Your will be done. Thank You for always hearing the prayers of all souls.
  • Thank you, Hashem, my procedure was a success!
  • Thank you, Hashem, I started listening to the chazak line from R’ Ashear’s and I feel so empowered to strengthen my Emunah. I felt like it really speaks to me every time!
  • Thank you, Hashem, that I know where I am sending my son next year for school. It is so settling!
  • THANK YOU, HASHEM, for providing us with health, nachas, supportive family,
    husband, children, and a job that gives us a summer in camp. Thank You
    for giving me the strength to get out of bed and work and take care of my
  • Thank you, Hashem, for our beautiful people. I saw a listing of the hundreds of different Gemachim that are available. Our people are the greatest. Thank you, Hashem, for letting me be one of them.

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