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UPDATE: Ora Rachel bas Tziporah Bracha

Sunday, December 21, 2008 / Or le Yom Bet, 25th Kislev, 5769, 1st Night of Chanukah

Dear Friends and Family,


For nearly two months, it has felt like we were riding a roller coaster in the morning, and not stepping off of it until late into the evening. I’m dizzy just thinking about it! One thing is for sure-if we were to give this ride a name it would be called: Emunah.

After all, with each day in Ora’s life we didn’t know where HaKadosh Baruch Hu was leading us. Frankly, as evident from the fact that we found ourselves back in the hospital for a brief stint on Motzei Shabbos, we still remain unaware of the next twist and turn in Ora’s life. However, Chasdei Hashem Yisbarach, with endless gratitude to the Almighty for His mercy, we would like to inform all of you that after nearly two months and two separate hospitals, Ora Rachel bas Tziproah Bracha finally arrived at her home on Erev Shabbos Kodesh, Parshas Vayishlach.

Unfortunately, Ora still has plenty more to go to get fully better. Indeed, her Ima has truly become an “Executive Assistant” and has filled her calendar with a slew of necessary doctor’s appointments. And yet, the doctors admit that her progress is “excellent” and that there is “much room for continued progress.”

Accordingly, we wanted to firstly take this opportunity to continue to thank Hashem for his seemingly endless kindness and for the lessons that He has/continues to convey to us through our adorable daughter.

As I sit here typing this letter, I’m watching the first of the Chanukah neiros wave hello to the windy Yerushalayim night. Seeing the light of the Menorah reminds me of an instance we will forever treasure-the memory of lighting the Menorah with our THREE children ALL home!

And so, allow us to further proclaim: Thank you Klal Yisrael for your incredible and unrelenting tefillos. Thank you for aiding in her progress, which will IMY”H continue. Frankly, it’s constantly relieving to know that when we are tired and feel sapped of energy-there are still thousands of members of Klal Yisrael the world over who are davening on her behalf.

In truth, there is soo much more to write-so much that I’d love to continue to share. However, things continue to be hectic. Nevertheless I would be remiss to not turn and continue to ask you all to please continue to daven for Ora Rachel bas Tziporah Bracha until a full refuah presents itself IMY”H.

We believe that it’s without coincidence that Ora came home in the month of Kislev-a month that embodies Light. To that end, may we all be zocheh to soon share a world filled with Ora, Simcha, Sasson, V’Yikar!

Chag “urim” SAMEACH!

Thoughts on India

Due to the medical plight of our daughter, Ora Rachel bas Tziporah Bracha, I did not have time to share my thoughts on the Mumbai Tragedy. That said, I would be remiss to not share the messages contained within the following links:

If you are aware of any other interesting links of interest to this tragedy, feel free to leave them in the comments section of this post.

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