Category Archives: Fighting Terror with Chesed

Chesed: Cubed

I was in class playing a game—not “tag” but similar—with my friends when I took out my 5x5x5 Rubik’s cube, and “Moshe” knocked it out of my hand and a piece cracked off! The Rebbe said that because we were … Continue reading

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There is Always Room for one More!

We invited a single Russian lady to our Shabbos table for lunch, but as I was singing “Shalom Aleichem” with the children, she knocked on the door. Apparently dinner versus lunch had got lost in the translation. We really wanted … Continue reading

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Little Things Mean A Lot

I was busy doing a bunch of intricate errands, and a small child came over to share some excitement in his day. My impulse was to ask him to come back later, but I saw how much he wanted to … Continue reading

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Checking My Change

I took my grandson to buy a pair of shoes at the mall on Erev Shabbos and then as a bonus, I bought him a drink at one of those “Everything For 5 shekel” take-away stores.  There was one girl taking … Continue reading

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A Guiding Light of Chesed

I went to a women’s program in Ramat Beit Shemesh and was introduced to another woman, who poured out her heart to me about how she was struggling with her almost 30 year old son who still lived at home and … Continue reading

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Turning Shopping into Chesed

I heard of an elderly woman who needed to run some errands in the shopping center, but was unable to get there easily. I usually don’t go there, but when I needed to go for an errand, I remembered her situation, … Continue reading

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Shiva Or Not

I read that there was a mourner on our street, but I was very nervous about going there because I feared there would not be a minyon (there wasn’t one the day before). So at Mincha time I began walking … Continue reading

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Kallah in the Kitchen

Two hours before Shabbos I went to say Mazel Tov to my neighbor whose daughter just got married, but to my surprise I found the new Kallah in the kitchen struggling to prepare food for her own sheva brochos! Her … Continue reading

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Instant Delivery Man

There is a young woman I know of from Beit Shemesh who now lives in a remote part of Israel where her husband does kiruv work. One day my office told me to travel to this village for work, so … Continue reading

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A Virtual Guest Becomes Reality

I was on the www.Shabbat.com website and saw a picture of a man and thought to myself “This man looks like he should get an invitation for Shabbos.! I sent him an invitation, which he graciously accepted. We discovered that he … Continue reading

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