Thank You Hashem – Week 9

  • Hashem’s chesed is infinite there are so many things that we can thank Hashem for.
    Thank you Hashem for color imagine if everything was black and white!!
    Thank you Hashem for taste imagine if everything tasted like cardboard!
    Thank you Hashem for family and friends
    Thank you Hashem for teshuva its a big chesed,  we don’t have to be stuck with the dirt of our sins
    This is a very small list if a person would realize all the chesed Hashem does for him  he would go  crazy from love! We just gotta open our eyes
  • Thank you Hashem for a year of smiles from RJB, Hashem should bless him with many more years of bright smiles!
  • Last Thursday night while leaving a wedding next to Deal my minivan over heated and an emergency alert started ringing. Baruch Hashem I was able to get over to a gas station and buy coolant only to find out that I have a leak somewhere in my car ,I called a friend of mine who knows cars and he told me that I cant drive back to Brooklyn , if it overheats again it will destroy the engine! Not having a backup plan and a babysitter waiting to leave, I took my chance while someone followed us. Baruch Hashem we made it by the skin of my teeth and didn’t have to wait all night next to my car for it to be towed!!! And the Baby sitter got home on time too…
  • I would just like to mention that every time I get the simcha mail, it puts a smile on my face and makes me happy to know that people are looking to appreciate Hashem and live happily!!
  • Thank you Hashem for my carThank you Hashem for my apartmentThank you Hashem for the best wife and the best parents and the best in laws and best family in the world!!!!!!!

    Thank you Hashem for a year that was filled with simcha good things health. Many simachot and full of beracha and the ability to stay in yeshiva and learn torah all day

    Thank you Hashem for making me a religious Jew in the best community in the world the odds of that is less then 1 percent !

  • Thank you for a year of life
  • Reading these wonderful emails every week really chokes me up as I read them at my shabbos table, you should all be blessed.
  • Brooklyn, NY—I was in Shoprite yesterday on McDonald & I (I have not been there for at least a year or more) and was so Happy to see that all the magazines at the checkout were covered… Thank You Hashem
  • Thank you Hashem, it’s the night before the holiday and I was just reviewing my menu and it’s an amazing miracle that90% of my food is cooked. I don’t even know how it got done. Even the desserts are ready. Are times we get overwhelmed but if we look back we see that Hashem in his kindness helps us in all that we do. Happy and healthy new year
  • Was speaking with my Rabbi in front of his house and mentioned that I wanted to take a step in growth and serving Hashem if he can suggest “the next step”, he advised not to take on a chumra- a stringency but to take something on that could be a chiyuv-an obligation. He suggested to start wearing Rabeino Tam tefilin every morning, tefilin are expensive and I was a bit tight at the time but right away agreed to beli neder listen to my Rabbi and do it. He called a sopher on the spot and we ordered them. I wasn’t sure where the money for this misvah would come from but said I am doing it to grow closer to Hashem and I can’t get hurt. As I got in the car my mother called me and asked what I was doing and I told her I just came from the Rabbis house and told her about the new tefilin I just ordered-she immediately said I want part of this misvah!! And I want to pay for them!! –keep in mind things were tight for her as well but the excitement and opportunity to do a misvah is what was important to her. Thank you Hashem for my tefilin and for being able to see my mother’s excitement for a misva and jump right in to it.

·         One for the simcha newsletter… El Al Goes the Extra Miles to Bring Cancer-Stricken Girl to Camp Simcha (Thursday, August 8th, 2013)

The following story was reported by Rabbi Yaakov Pinsky, director of   Chaiyanu/Chai Lifeline Israel.

I have just witnessed one of the most incredible stories regarding El Al that I have ever come across in my life. Today we sent 30 Israeli children with cancer to Camp Simcha in the United States for a life-affirming break from their illnesses. For the past 20 years, El Al has been our partner in the process, helping us to make sure our children are safe, secure, and happy during their journey.

After everyone was checked in, the Chaiyanu medical staff gave our children a final pre-flight examination and our group was seated on the flight. Once everyone was comfortable, our senior staff member collected the passports to have them prepared for entry into the United States. The passports were counted, and to everyone’s shock, one was missing.

No one could find Inbar’s passport. Our staff looked high and low, in and under every seat and seat pocket. No passport was found. The flight attendants immediately called the ground crew to help them locate the lost passport. The airport was alerted, and they too searched everywhere from the boarding gate to the El Al aircraft.

Time was passing fast and the flight needed to depart. Still no passport was found. The ground crew entered the plane and searched frantically for Inbar’s passport. After 25 minutes of pulling apart the aircraft, the crew admitted defeat. El Al had no choice but to tell Inbar that she could not fly. El Al sadly called her mother to tell her that Inbar’s passport was lost and that the girl, who had been fighting illness so valiantly, would not be able to fly to Camp Simcha.

What a horrible experience for an 11 year old girl to have to go through. As the reality dawned on everyone, passengers, crew, our group, and Inbar herself, the mood on the plane went from dismay at the inconvenience to sadness and shock that Inbar was losing her chance for a vacation from illness. It was terrible to experience. It wasn’t enough that she has cancer, but now Inbar was facing another horrible disappointment in her life. The flight attendants were crying as they escorted Inbar off the plane. The doors shut, and the plane left the gate.

The plane was almost on the runway when some shouted she found Inbar’s passport in another child’s knapsack. The news was heard on the entire airplane, and of course the crew immediately radioed that the missing passport was on the plane. But once a plane departs from the gate, it does not return to the gate to pick up a passenger.

So began frantic phone calls between the El Al staff and airline crew on the plane, the El Al offices on the ground, and the Ben Gurion Airport authorities. It seems so hopeless. It really looked like Inbar was in for another disappointment. But after 15 minutes of phone calls, and a subsequent delay of more than a half hour, El Al did the unthinkable and unprecedented: the plane returned to the gate to pick up this 11-year-old girl with cancer and take her to Camp Simcha.

Inbar couldn’t believe it. Her dream came true! Those of us on the plane experienced something as well. Instead of the hostility that usually greets a plane delay, there were cheers and tears on that El Al plane, flight 007. Passengers and crew shared Inbar’s happiness and excitement.

Today was one of the greatest moments I have ever experienced! There are no words that can describe the heartfelt gratitude and appreciation we have to El Al and the Ben Gurion Airport authorities. They have performed a miracle for some very special people today. It was an event for the history books, and everyone on that plane will be forever touched by El Al’s determination to accompany Inbar to the US.


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