-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).