Amazing Grace in Two Days!

I'm writing this letter on a Wednesday evening, asking to publish it as soon as possible, for I gave my word on that.Tonight we celebrate my 28 year-old son's engagement to his beloved!Long have we waited and expected this joyous day. Our son is a good, smart, delicate and good-hearted man, and there was no obvious reason why his true zivug (soul mate) was denied from him. It is very hard to describe what we went through during these last years – the inquiries, the frustrations, the awful silence, and eventually the embarrassing offers that began to come. And if that wasn't enough of a heartache, three more of our children were yet to build their own families after him… our hearts couldn't bear such pain.

During the last Saturday, the synagogue Rabbi spoke of the mighty power of Rebbe Shlomke of Zvhill, in honor of his Yahrzeit (death anniversary). Amongst other things, he mentioned that The Rebbe's power lives among us still, with his explicit promise to help all those who contribute to his institutions.

I did not hesitate for a second, and the day before yesterday, during the Yahrzeit, I went to Har Hazeitim (the Mount of Olives) in Jerusalem, where I finished the entire Tehilim (Psalms). On my way back I approached the holy Rebbe's institutions office, and signed for a fixed donation, promising to double the donation upon my salvation.

I know it sounds crazy, but we currently are two days after the Yahrzeit, a few hours before the Vort (engagement party), upon my son's engagement to his bride, which although offered long ago, the match wasn't realized until now.

Tonight we celebrate the light in our lives, thanks to the divine holy Rebbe!

Benny Rozen

Israel center area