Thank You Hashem – Week 189

  • Thank You HaSh-m for showing us at the time You know is right whatever information You show us! Like the numbers that Thank You HaSh-m list showed!
  • Thank You HaSh-m for Your inspiration You give us!!
  • We love You HaSh-m!!
  • thank you Hashem  all 3 of my kids went to school today only slight resistance… manageable always a good day when they all get off to school in the morning!
  • WOW! To the wide readership out there!!!….Never even knew that there were Jewish people living in these places…..How much more so must I be to Thank Hashem publically as now I get a tiny glimpse into the ramifications it creates!   Chodesh Tov to all! Thank you Hashem for a wonderful Chodesh Adar – and for the opportunity to live another month. Thank you!
  • I don’t usually drive to my office.

I get a ride to work every day.

On the morning of March 23rd, I had to make the trip by myself.

Though there were predictions of much snow the precipitation in our area quickly became sheets of ice.

I met one of those sheets of ice on route 18 North.

Neither my car, nor I expected the resulting skid. The car began skidding and I, apart from being quite frightened, tried to remember those things I had learned years ago; “Steer in the direction of the skid, don’t use the brakes “.

I wasn’t doing too well. At one point I was facing the guard rail. I wondered how it would feel going right through that divider. Would the car be stopped at that point or, would we just continue falling?

I thought of my wife, my children and my mother.

The car continued to be uncontrollable, round and round we circled. Items were flying around in the car. OK, so this is it, I thought. I wondered if I would see my father who had passed away years ago. He was never too comfortable with my ability to drive. I expected an “I told you so”.

Without much time left it became obvious that someone else had begun to “pilot “the car. I had acquired a “co-pilot”. He was good. Obviously, he had some experience saving people’s lives.

With no assistance from me, we came out of the skid. We ended up facing the traffic on the highway. Miraculously, we were not hit by any of the cars driving in the other direction.

Thank you, G-d, for being my co-pilot!

  • I was working on a sale with a customer. I followed up with them and it looked bleak. I davened and thought of a different approach to take with them. Baruch Hashem it looks like it has worked. Thank you Hashem for introducing this idea to me.
  • Thank you Hashem for guiding me and my family on the right path of life. A life of Torah.
  • Before going on a family vacation I received a notice in the mail that was going to represent a great amount of stress to deal with. I chose to push it aside and deal with it when I returned. I came back and called up to deal with it. The person on the phone said to ignore the notice, everything has been taken care of and is cleared. Thank you Hashem. This was a great feeling.
  • Thank you Hashem for giving me nachat. I was turning the corner walking to shul and timing was perfect. One of my sons Rabeim met me right on the corner and spoke so nicely to me about my son. Thank you Hashem for all of my wonderful children, may everyone see great nachat from all of their children.
  • Appreciating Hashem for our good health, which we often overlook until things change for the worse. Thank You Hashem for our day to day health.
  • Thank You Hashem for the zechus of going to a morning shiur before davening given by the Rav on the 10th anniversary of the Shiur!!
  • I went out of my way greatly in order to perform a chesed. Hashem has sent me a very nice gift as a result of me doing this chesed and being at that place at that moment. Thank you Hashem.
  • (from the archives)   was in my office having a conversation with someone about Hashem , they said that they believe in Hashem but do not believe that Hashem is involved with every little minor thing in the world, they said I believe Hashem is involved in wars and big things like that but I do not believe Hashem cares whether or not I can lift my finger like this or not…sorry I just do not buy it, the big stuff fine but if I can lift my fingers is not on Hashems list of things to do..fine- not more than 3 hours later this person calls me up all excited-they tell me you are not going to believe this, I got a cut,was bleeding and had to come to the emergency room- I am sitting right now in the cubicle they put me in here at the emergency room, and they come to the guy in next cubicle and ask him whats the matter? and he says- “I am trying to move my fingers and I can not, they do not move no matter how much I try”…this person saw clearly the greatness of Hashem-wow!
  • Thank you Hashem for the wonderful world of SHABBAT

Thank You Hashem – Week 188

  • About a month ago, I was making Sheva berachot for a friends daughter whom we are close to. I saved four hundred dollars on the side to pay for the Simcha. 5 days before got a call from my sons Yeshiva that my 5 yr old son fell & needed stitches on his forehead. So I Picked him up and went to Dr. They said it was very deep needed a plastic surgeon. So we went to the surgeon she said she doesn’t accept my insurance and I need to pay out of pocket. When she was done she presented me with a bill for $400. So I gave her a posted dated check for two days from then. I got home and told my wife that we didn’t have money to buy food and necessities for the Sheva berachot. She said no worries Hashem will send. Two days passed and the check was going in and we needed to prepare. My phone rings and I see it’s from a friend. He proceeds to tell me that he was going over his accounts and he never paid me commission for once referring a relative to him a few years back & that I should come pick up a check for $400 which is sitting on his desk. Baruch Hashem!
  • Thank you Hashem for giving me the unexpected Zechut to be a sandak for my nephew this last week!
  • Thank you Hashem for zechut to emulate you collecting money for yetomim & almanot
  • Thank you Hashem for being able to have 2 guests who are here from Israel this week.
  • The other day I was driving and accidently the passenger door in the front seat wasn’t closed properly and flew open while I turned a corner. B”H the passenger was belted in – and wasn’t leaning on the door. B”H there were no cars parked on that side of the road which the open door would’ve smashed, nor were there people on the street who would’ve been hit…… Thank you Hashem for this gigantic open miracle and the zillions of miracles that I don’t get to see each and every day. I love you so much Hashem!
  • I was on my way to visit a friend in the Hospital. On my way he calls me and says did you leave Brooklyn yet? I say I am on the fdr drive already, why? I figured he was going to say that he needed a ride for someone. He answers, do you have an extra kippah in your car? I say why?- he says the man in the next bed sharing his room is 91 years old. He just put on tefilin together with him for the 1st time in 56 years!!! He said the man was crying like a baby. He said he has my kippah and said he does not want to take it off, he wants to keep it on and wear a kippah! Mi KiAMECHA Yisrael. I get to the hospital and my friend is not in his room , I call him and ask where are you? he says quick come meet me I am doing bikur cholim visiting someone on the other side of the floor. Some people are very special Baruch Hashem.
  • Thank you Hashem for the court case was dismissed and thank you Hashem that I am a Jew and you are always patient with me. I love you my father the king
  • Heard a couple of people close to me are doing better with recovering from illnesses. Thank you H-Shem for healing them and thank you H-shem for my and all of am yisroel’s health.
  • Thank you Hashem for giving me a good day !
  • Thank You Hashem for all of the unique opportunities You give us to show You how much we love You!
  • Pidyon , a Brit milah, Bar Misvah and wedding all in the same week Baruch Hashem. As I type this I am noticing the link of these simachot-How wonderful is Hashem. Thank you Hashem
  • Thank you Hashem. You protect me from the hackers that are on my Mac who have not left me alone.
  • I know they are abusing my privacy but I thank you Hashem for giving me courage to be strong in the face of adversity.
  • A special note from 7 year old Malka Hirth A”H “I sing to Hashem, I thank you for my life, even though I would like it to be different, I know he has a plan for me, the best possible plan” she said on the way to the emergency room. Malka was niftar This year. May this be a tremendous zechut for her.
  • As always, there is so much to thank Hashem for. I would put high up on the list that my father is pretty much ok after falling down the stairs Motzei Shabbos & hitting his head & going unconscious. Was rushed to the hospital & had a couple of CAT scans & Baruch Hashem all looks good. A few stitches & stayed for the night in the hospital, but all looks good now & back to normal. C”V, could’ve been a lot worse.
  • My son went to Far Rockaway for Shabbos & was a whole “to do” figuring out hot to get him there. Thank you Hashem for arranged to have a Lakewood resident in Lawrence for Shabbos & they were able to hook up & got a ride home quickly & easily. & it turns out the person giving the ride is a friend I know from yeshiva more than 35 years ago!
  • Thank you Hashem for the beautiful weather forecasted for Shabbos. Looking forward to Pesach & warmer weather. Spring is always a beautiful time & we should appreciate what comes with it. Thank you!
  • Thank you Hashem for the excitement of Pesach slowly building up. May we greet Mashiach and enjoy Korban Pesach this year Bh.

Thank You Hashem – Week 184

  • Thank you Hashem for all of the challenges that You put before me. Every one I overcome makes me stronger and stronger.
  • Thank you Hashem for making me Jewish and frum!! giving me a neshama! always hope! reminding me to look for the good in each thing
  • Thank you Hashem for our amazing trip to Israel. We enjoyed every step (literally),every sight every prayer every meal. The cold and the warmth. It was great. And spending time with my son’s who are learning in yeshiva was the icing on the cake.
  • Thank You HaShem for letting me live and for thinking about me even though I’m really nothing. Thank You for my teeth and letting me chew without pain BH. Thank You  for letting my sore throat go away on its own without going to a doctor – HaShem You are my only doctor I love You!!
  • Thank you Hashem for beautiful weather these last few days.
  • Thank you Hashem for helping me with the words of chizuk to inspire and help others.
  • Thank you Hashem for regular routine – ability to wake up, daven, go to work, take care of things, return, relax, go to sleep – B”H for the regular hum drum of normal life.
  • I had a small problem come up. I was about to speak to my wife about it but decided what good would it make to have her possibly get aggravated? Came back to work and the problem went away on its own. Thank you Hashem and I am happy I didn’t worry my wife for nothing.
  • Thank you H-shem that my son got married last night it was a beautiful Simcha.  I want to thank everyone that join my wife and I in the celebration.  We should always share Semachot together.  Thank you for doing such a big Chessed for me and my family.  May the built Bayit Neeman VeIsrael.  They should always be happy together and go in your ways at 120 years.
  • I had an injury to my teeth and it became very difficult to take a simple bite to eat. It made me appreciate the genius in how our teeth function. Something I took for granted. Thank you Hashem for my teeth. Another one of your ingenious creations.
  • I had to call someone to buy something from. In the end he ended up asking what I do and he ended up giving me an order! Min Hashamayim- Thank you so much Hashem your hand is so clear.
  • Brit milah- mazal tov.
  • I had my car parked at a spot on the corner. I went out to help someone with a quick errand. Came back to see that a car crashed right into the spot where my car was parked. The chesed save me from this accident. Thank you Hashem and thank you Hashem that nobody was hurt.
  • Had 2 weddings this week- thank you Hashem for simachot
  • A friend of mine needed some help. Thank you Hashem for making me the shaliach and being able to help him out and fulfill the misva of viahavta lireacha kamocha.
  • Heard great news, someone who has not had a child in many years has had a baby boy.
  • (from the archives).. The biggest mitzvah is to help a friend before he falls off his donkey. A man approached me the day after I read that “the Biggest, mitzvah is to help a man before he falls off his donkey.” I just lost my job’ I need help till I get another job” immediately, I reached out to his close friends and raised 5000 dollars for him. After 1 month he approached me  and said ” I just got a job” I can’t thank you enough for sustaining me for the past month with the 5000 it was a tremendous help and kept me going for the past month”‘ thank you,”When you hear if a friend in trouble, help him, before he falls off his donkey!   Shabbat shalom

Thank You Hashem – Special, Week 169

About 20 years ago right after my father had passed away, I was approached by a neighborhood Yeshiva to do some fund raising for them. I had never done any sort of fund raising before. I didn’t know what to answer. I thought it would be a nice thing to do, a nice misvah right after my father passed away. They said I should get up in front of my shul and make a speech and then use the cards they would drop off by my house to mark the pledges down. Friday morning they dropped off 600 cards, but no speech. I am not a speaker and was left to fend for myself and try to get up in front of the kahal and make a speech on my own and do the fund raising for the Yeshiva.

I did it, I got up in front of everyone and made my appeal. After I spoke I was standing there with 600 cards. I looked to my side and saw a wealthy member of the shul, a friend of mine and I approached him and asked if he can start us out and help out the Yeshiva. His response shocked me. He started berating me. He started saying – How dare you approach me like this!, I will never help out this Yeshivah! and started to scream at me in front of the entire shul. I was humiliated beyond belief. He then angrily takes the card and tears it into pieces and THROWS IT IN MY FACE!!!  I put the other 599 cards in an envelope and gave up. I went home sat on the couch and cried like a Baby. I couldn’t continue,I was broken. I felt like I let my father down. I felt like I let the Yeshiva down. But that man deflated me. I was numb and could not go thru with this.

10 year later I get a call from a food organization asking if I can help fund raise for them. I paused and said this is my chance to get back on the horse and try again. I said yes and agreed to help out. I wanted to do avodat Hashem and was determined to do this Misvah that Hashem has resent to me.

I got to my place of business and had a wealthy community member show up as a customer that day. I approached her with a card for a pledge and began to ask if she can help out this wonderful food organization. Her reaction startled me. She angrily yells at me How dare you approach me over here for a donation!!! Who do you think you are!!. I am not here to give charity I am here for my own personal needs. I will not give you any donation. Don’t you ask me for any donations!!! I was shocked. But this time I was determined. I told myself I will not let her get me down. I will not give up the avodat Hashem I am trying to do. I am going to move on and continue full force ahead with great determination!

Within 6 months I was zoche to collect $140,000!!! Yes $140,000!

Being in the Parashiot we are reading this time of year the lesson was clear to me. Noach and Avraham were ridiculed and made fun of but they did not give up. They stayed true to the job of serving Hashem and did not let people bring them down. They persevered. This is our test. If we are growing and doing the right thing in serving Hashem we should not let a friend or colleague put us down. We must stay focused and continue in our avodat Hashem. Do not let any ridicule or any remarks take you off track. Keep on growing and doing the misvot we are required to do and stay strong believing and knowing that you are doing the right thing for Hashem and for yourself.


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Thank You Hashem – Week 166

  • I went to do a chesed and help out a customer of mine. It was a very long drive and was above the call of duty but figured it was going to be a kidush Hashem. I spent several hours there and it took much longer than expected. At the end it was all worth it when the person I helped could not stop thanking me for coming all the way down and spending so much time there. I spent most of my work day pretty much closed for any business while I was there. Hashem had other plans. As I was driving back a customer calls me and says he would like to re-order the exact order he had put in with me a while back. He even added some quantities. Thank you so much Hashem for showing me how you can send parnasah so easily especially when we are doing the right thing and trying to be involved in Kidushei Hashem.
  • I was driving on a 4 lane street in the last lane. I was waiting by the light and when it turned green I automatically started driving, as I’m driving past the crosswalk out of the corner of my eye I see someone walking against the light across all 4 lanes, being that I was in the last lane I didn’t notice her and missed her by mere inches. She was a goya and kicked the back of my car and started cursing me out as if I was the one that did something wrong.after it happened I was a little shaken up and I called my husband to tell him what happened, he told me that he just finished writing in to thank you Hashem!!!! thank you Hashem from saving me from a near accident and thank you Hashem that I’m a Jew!
  • I just made a to do list at the office. On it I noted to call a customer regarding an invoice for payment that was a little overdue. At that moment my phone rings and it is that exact customer calling with the credit card. Thank you Hashem.
  • I lost an important item of mine. I started to try and manage without it. I then said hey wait a minute I didn’t even pray and ask Hashem that I be able to find it. I stopped and asked Hashem. Within 30 seconds I found it. Thank you Hashem
  • Someone blocked me in on alternate side parking. I was really upset cuz it was Friday and I had lots of errands to do.  After trying to get out of my spot for 45 minutes with no hope I just sat in my car and thought. what would I say when the person comes? Would I honk till they get annoyed? Will I yell?   Then I realized it was a Jewish car. I said its aseret yemi tushuvah- it’s a Jewish person you never know where or what they need to do.  I will just make it as if I was not waiting 45 minutes to get out.  just as I put my car in park to wait – a stranger passes by and asked me if I need to get out- I said yes, Im tired I’m really stuck. He said I’m a driver for a living. Come out of your car I’ll get it out for you. Within a minute my car was out of the spot. I don’t know how he did it. But I do know that Hashem sent him.
  • Thank you Hashem for the kidush Hashem I was able to be a part of.
  • Thank you Hashem for giving me the strength to go out to an amazing shiur given for my friend’s refoua shelema. I was exhausted and not in the mood to go, but BH Hashem gave me the strength to get up and go. The shiur was amazing and I am so happy I didn’t miss it!
  • Thank you Hashem for letting me catch a mistake at work and being able to correct it before the holiday. Otherwise might have been a difficult situation.
  • I am thankful to have recognized my personality faults and will work on correcting them
  • Thank you Hashem for a wonderful last year. Thank you for being there every step of the way and holding our hand. Thank you for a chance to do teshuba and to start fresh this coming year b’h.
  • Thank you Hashem for the magical creation of a washing machine called Yom Kippur that cleanses all of us of our aveirot.

Thank You Hashem – Special, Week 165

Thank you  Hashem, for giving me such a true, caring, sincere, friend, in Steven H, along with his friend Ray,they were there for me, when I absolutely needed them. Two and a

half years ago on April 15th 2014 the start of Passover, my mother passed
away. My mother suffered, during her final months, she had talked to me months earlier about the type of monument (Double monument and design) she would like, and upon her final Four months of her life, I promised that I would honor her wishes. Following her death in the first year, I struggled financially, to make the initial  payments and did. With each passing month, and into the second year,  my fathers health began to decline My father is Living on a fixed income with no savings in the bank, I was unable to use his income, to pay towards the monument. His health care
became more expensive, as his health began to rapidly decline (Parkinson’s) along with other complications, and I myself personally, had financial hardships of my own. I am my fathers power of attorney  responsible for his health care and finances as well.
The promise I had made to my mother had come to a stand still and I just could not save up the money to allow me to move forward with my promise. It was four months ago I had asked my very good friend Steven H for his advice regarding my predicament and how I could get much needed assistance. Steven without any hesitation along with his friend Ray were instrumental in coordinating there efforts by reaching out to there community, circulating emails and collected donations (checks) within a Three month period to help pay down the balance owed on my mothers monument. They raised the money from friends, business, organizations, and individuals interested in helping in this cause. Steven H and Ray, made it a point to Assure me that the monument would be paid up in full and would be up in time for Rosh Hashanah / Yom Kippur. I am so very grateful to everyone that it was finally completed and erected on United Hebrew site in Staten Island September 27th 2016. Words cannot begin to express my gratitude and happiness that I feel that the monument is now up and is finally in its rightful place in United Hebrew. I am very thankful to Hashem, for giving me such a great friend and my sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone  who contributed and for there kindness and sincere generosity which made it possible. The last two and a half years had

been a struggle and made me doubt whether the monument would ever have been completed in my fathers lifetime. He is 89 years old and would also like thank Hashem and to everyone who helped and donated. I wish to take this opportunity to personally pray and ask That Hashem bless each and everyone and there families for a healthy, and prosperous new year ahead. May it be a sweet new year filled with happiness and most importantly health to all.


  • Experienced joy with my son hearing the shofar and not wanting to leave shul.
  • Thank You for Hashem for the many opportunities you give us again and again to come close to You!
  • Thank you Hashem for my family! Thank you Hashem for giving me amazing parents, may they be blessed with a long and healthy life B’H!
  • Thank you H-shem for giving us Rosh Hashanah to give us a chance to do reckoning of all our actions and to make us realize who is the Supreme Being of everything that H-shem is the King and Controller of the World from the biggest things to the smallest thing.
  • Thank you Hashem for inscribing me and my family last Rosh Hashanah ‎in the book of life.
  • Thank you Hashem for Yom kippur. We are so fortunate to have this day to be cleansed from ‎our filthy sins.
  • Thank u Hashem for giving me beautiful healthy children and giving me the strength to take care of them.
  • I was about to get on the road for a very long trip and planned on working with my office computer remotely. Something came up and I had to stop in my office before I headed out. It was a good thing I did. When I got there I saw that the computer I needed to access was not connected. I was able to have it connected and available for remote use. If I had gotten on the road I would have drove a long way and not had the access I needed. Thank you Hashem.
  • Thank you Hashem for by new car lease!
  • Thank You HaShem for giving us the Shofar that’s like no other instrument. It really shakes a person up and helps us to do Teshuva.Than You HaShem for letting me live this past year and all the years before that I really appreciate it. Please Please let all of Bnei Yisrael live to see the Mashiach this year very very soon BzH.

Thank You Hashem – Week 164

  • Thank you Hashem for letting me be part of Klal Yisrael and to witness Klal Yisraels great inner and outer beauty
  • Wonderful wedding mabrook and thank you Hashem.
  • Thank you Hashem for the much needed inspiration you threw my way this week!!!
  • Thank you Hashem for protecting me from dealing with a certain customer. At first I was wrongly upset that I was not getting an order from them but then worked on my bitachon and trusted that Hashem knows what he is doing. I later found out that Hashem protecting me from dealing with this particular person. It may have been a real problem getting paid.
  • Thank you Hashem , had a wisdom tooth pulled with barely any pain during and after the extraction
  • I was eating lunch at the pizza store and an old friend that I have not seen in a long long time surprises me by landing in the empty seat on my table. I was so happy to see him and we had a great talk. At the end I told him we should be in touch and meet for lunch. He answered, look how great Hashem is, he put us together here for lunch without us even planning it. Hashem planned it for us.Thank you Hashem.
  • Thank you Hashem that it is you who run our country and the world and not these 2 immature candidates running for president. Ein Od Milvado.
  • Thank you for the baby that was born, please Hashem protect and save the baby’s Mommy Malka Bat Rachel
  • Thank you Hashem for your endless kindness with me.
  • Thank you Hashem for the special opportunity to go in to a great Tzaddik and receive a beautiful bracha before Rosh Hashana.
  • Thank you Hashem for a regular and normal week.
  • Thank you Hashem for my simcha of two good friends getting engaged last week.
  • Thank you Hashem for the endless goodness that You do for me and my family on a constant basis – for all that I can see and for all that I cannot see and will never know about. I love you so much, Hashem!
  • Today there was a collector in shul that I was prepared to hand a dollar to. After hearing his sad story I handed him 10 dollars. I get to work and call Amazon for a question on my account. After the rep explained it all to me he says for the misunderstanding he is going to refund my credit card $100. 10 times the amount I just gave was gifted to me. Thank you Hashem.
  • Thank you Hashem for helping us all the time. We bumped a car this week and got out to survey the damage. B’h there was none and the people just waved us on. Thank you Hashem for protecting us from a serious accident and money loss.
  • I watched a fourth grade class while they were eating snack. One boy called out I am hungry I have no snack. Within seconds every other boy filled his desk with snack.
  • I attended a wedding with a couple of friends in order to do the misvah and chesed of making the bride and groom happy. We got to experience wonderful achdut. We met several people there and got to talking. We were so impressed with what looked like simple people, but they were doing such wonderful acts of chesed with their lives. The chattan was beaming with joy throughout the night. 3 days later I am walking to my car and I see someone walking out of the cleaners. He looks very familiar. I catch up to him to get a closer look and I say to him, are you a chattan, did you have a wedding this week?. He smiles bright and says yes and thank you so much for making it such  a happy night. He starts hugging me and we get to talking. He is a great guy and I invite him and his wife over for a shabbat meal. He says this week he has shabbat sheva berachot (I named the house he was going to and he smiled, we met the man at the wedding, one of the cheseds we witnessed was this man opening his home for shabbat sheva berachot for this couple 1 day before the holiday, mi ki amecha yisrael..)..I took his number and Bh will have them over for shabbat. Thank you Hashem for following up the wedding with the oppurtunity to meet the chattan, such a special nice person. Mabruk to him and his kallah.
  • Had a few different issues going on at the same time at work. Thank you Hashem for making them all fall into place so easily.
  • Thank you Hashem for the most wonderful year of life you granted me. I pray and hope to be zoche to another great year of life along with all of our beautiful people. May we merit greeting and celebrating the arrival of Mashiach quickly.
  • I took a very hard fall while playing ball. While on the ground I was unsure how injured I was. All sorts of ideas ran thru my mind. I was dazed. Baruch Hashem I slowly got up and within a few minutes got my bearings together and all is fine. Thank you Hashem.

Thank You Hashem – Week 155

  • Thank you Hashem – So as I walking home from work the other day in the heat and a car pulled up next to me and offered me a bottle of water. Thinking back I just thought of an amazing idea in this crazy heat wave. Buy 1 water bottle get a 2nd one for a stranger on the street. It is such a small act of kindness and it can save someone’s life and make their day.
  • Last year I didn’t get any vacation pay from the company where I work for, I tried to argue with them but for some reasons (which I could understand) they wouldn’t budge. This year I prayed to Hashem to give me the vacation pay and I indeed received it. Thank you Hashem for the extra money.
  • Went to visit yesterday in hospital a father who gave away his kidney for his own son. מי כעמך ישראל. We should be proud that we are Hashem’s chosen nation.
  • Innocently picked up my phone to check the gps while at a red light, picked up my head a realized I wasn’t at a full stop.. Literally half a second before I would’ve hit the car before me. (this is just 2 weeks after actually breaking late and nailing the car in front of me!) so happy I only have to deal with one rather than 2! Thank you Hashem! 🙂
  • My wife has been asking to go away for a night, she needed a break very badly and told me to call for a Hotel reservation for Tuesday night asap. I knew it was urgent that we get away and would be very helpful to get a little rest. I called 6 different Hotels in the area we wanted to stay and they were all booked. I could not believe it, these were large hotels with hundreds of rooms! I tried very hard and came up with nothing. Didn’t make sense. We ended up staying home. The next morning after shul I check my phone and see 6 missed calls from my house. I panicked and called the house. My wife is hysterical and tells me you don’t know what just happened. 10 minutes ago a bunch of Sherrifs and undercover cop cars all zoomed up to the front of the house that we rented for the summer. They started pounding on the door like animals. My kids were petrified as my wife ran to get dressed to answer the door. The scene was not to be believed with all the cars and lights and chaos. Had no idea what was going on. Opened the door and the mean tough sherrif rudely says, you live here?is this your home!!? My wife didn’t know what to answer and had no clue what was happening and Baruch Hashem said we are only here for the summer this is not our home. The police and sherrifs all left. Seems there are serious issues with the owners of the home that we pray no jew ever has to go thru. I want to thank Hashem for orchestrating all these hotels being sold out. If we had been away and this happened my children would have been terrified without their mother home with them. We also must stop and appreciate that for the most part we do not have issues like this and should happily deal with the ups and downs of our everyday life. We must Thank Hashem we do not have something so serious like is going on with the family we are renting from. Wishing them all the best and shalom.Bh all of us should have and appreciate shalom bayit and simchat hachayim and be happy with all Hashem gives us.
  • Wedding Sunday night- mabruk
  • Thank you Hashem that I have so much to say Thank you for! Thank you for my health, for my family, for the sunshine, summer time, security, every breath of life and all the joy!
  • Hashem thank you for a beautiful summer, with a positive perspective. A perspective you have taught me to harness and use to receive more of your blessings
  • I was driving about 40 mph on a one lane road. A car 2 cars ahead of me decided to make a left turn and stops in the middle of the road. I did not have much time to slam the brakes and not make contact with the car in front of me. Luckily the car in front of me attempted to move to the right giving me about 18 inches so I can swerve to the left and hope not to hit any of the cars. Baruch Hashem was able to come to a stop ending up side by side with car in front of me and right behind the car attempting to turn Thank you Hashem for protecting me. This would have caused a 3 car accident.
  • Thank you Hashem for giving us the opportunity to buy our very own first house. It’s such a special beracha to have a home that keeps us safe from all types of weather and danger.
  • Thank you Hashem. We sat in shul and watched a close friend who experienced an open miracle say ‘hagomel’ at the Torah.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the house ! May we all be healthy and strong and continue to pray for each other’s welfare.  What a wonderful community we have.
  • Thank you Hashem for letting me see the kidush Hashem of the video sent out showing my friend moments before donating his kidney to save another jews life.
  • Thank you Hashem for the love you give me. Thank you Hashem for the times you forgive me. Thank you Hashem for showing me how much you care.
  • Thank you Hashem for a beautiful graduation of my son completing Mesivta and learning most of Baba Kama (just 3 blatt left to finish!). It was an amazing year of aliya for the entire class & a lot accomplished. We’re so grateful.
  • Thank you Hashem for giving my son the ability to finish Shisha Sedra Mishna this week. Really moved by what can be done by making a goal & consistently driving towards it.
  • Thank you Hashem for another beautiful day on my day off this week. -Usually no traffic going to work in the morning. I just “happened” to look in the GPS before I left today & saw traffic on the GSP express lanes (which we usually take). Hashem saved me a lot of time of sitting in traffic today. Thank you!
  • Really appreciating the luxury of air conditioning these days. & no power outages! Thank you Hashem!

Thank You Hashem – Week 149

  • I got a pamphlet yesterday from the gas company. They wrote over there some tips on how to detect gas leaks. I said to myself that a few months ago I felt that rotten egg smell which they described that it is a sign of a gas leak. I called them up, they came right over. after inspecting, they’re telling my wife. madam, you have a gas leak in one of the pipes. You have no idea how lucky you are for calling us!! Thank you Hashem deeply for keeping us safe 24/7 and making us call the gas company who caught the leak.
  • My daughter and my niece ran up the stairs and told me to please put this in the Thank you Hashem for them. My niece was holding a toy of my daughters in her hand that had some sort of propeller blade that starts spinning very fast right when you turn it on. She pressed the button to turn it on while having her fingers in the way of the propeller. My daughter saw what was about to happen and quickly screamed to drop the toy, Baruch Hashem she dropped the toy on the spot right before it started to spin and possibly cause damage. Thank you Hashem for your protection!
  • THANK YOU HASHEM YOU ARE AWESOME! My sons surgeon is a GIFT from you. He is healing wonderfully.
  • Thank you Hashem for an awesome night of learning Torah on Shavuot.
  • Thank you Hashem for allowing us to take my wife home from the hospital right before Shabbat and the Chag.
  • Thanks you Hashem for an uplifting and healthy hag. Thank you for all the beautiful, happy and relaxing time we got to spend with our precious families.
  • Thank you Hashem for the acts of greatness I have witnessed this week. I am so proud to be part of klal Yisrael.
  • Brit milah yesterday , 3 weddings last night, Bar misvah Last night and another wedding tonight, Thank you Hashem for Simcha.
  • Thank you Hashem for this weekly email that speaks positive. Something the world needs to do a little more of. I was listening to the traffic on the radio and it occurred to me that 9 times out of 10 if there is no traffic on a highway or bridge it does not get mentioned. Only negative things get mentioned like an overturned tractor-trailer or major delay on the GWB. How about mentioning certain highways that are driving smoothly? Oh well..May all who are traveling always be safe and protected.
  • My summer-house that we rent was not available and the prices sky rocketed this year. I prayed to Hashem to please find us a great house at a great price. Thank you Hashem for getting us a BETTER house at an even greater price!!! Clearly you have answered my tefilah.
  • Great encouraging line Rabbi Wallerstein heard from his father. When thinking about being too busy to take on another project in helping klal yisrael and saying I have too much on my plate. He would remind himself what his father used to tell him – if you say my plate is full,” Get a Bigger Plate” (torahanytimes this week)
  • I was involved in a very high pressure situation. I would like to publicly thank Hashem for letting it all work out so perfectly.
  • I was walking to shul very late at night on Shavuot. I was alone on a dark unlit street. For some reason I made a tefilla for Hashem to please give a special shemira/protection for all of the jewish people who are out tonight . All of a sudden I hear a car playing crazy music driving down the street. He slowed down when he came close to where I was walking and suddenly pushed the gas and drove off. I instantly felt inside me that my tefilla for others to be safe and protected a moment earlier had just saved me from harm. Thank you Hashem for watching over us.
  • Thank you Hashem for the special feeling of having Shabbat kodesh connect straight into Shavuot.
  • Selfless act of chesed, Thank you Hashem and please bless the wonderful kind person who has donated her kidney to my good friend. They should both have a refuah Shelama.
  • I have a very expensive pen that has not been working for a very long time. This pen has sentimental value to me. I never had the heart to actually dispose of it. After a couple of years of seeing it on my desk I decided it was tame to cast it aside. I picked it up and saw it was still broken. I opened it up and fiddled with it a little and Baruch Hashem it has started to work again. I did not do anything different this time than in the past. Clearly Hashem has returned this expensive pen back to me. Thank you Hashem.
  • I was in a hospital meeting with a head of a delicate department. The Dr. told me that he has been involved in thousands of these procedures and there is nothing like the Jewish people. How they are always willing to help one another. How a Jew will help any Jew in need. He said that if a Jew sees another Jew in need it is automatic that he will stop and help him, even in the middle of the street and even if he does not know him. He says he does not see this trait by the goyim. Thank you Hashem for making me a Jew.
  • Thank you Hashem for my sons Birthday-may he grow up enjoying a healthy life of Torah and Beracha.

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