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Hashgacha Pratis Stories
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:04:51 PM »
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Check out this amazing story:
Yesterday, I bumped into my daughters 1st cousin (who is a shliach in Peru) on my flight into the amazon jungle. The city where we landed (Iquitos) is so remote and far in the jungle that there are no roads leading into it. He came to do a hashgacha on a small factory that produces hearts of palm. He was planning on just being here for the day and did not take his teffilin along. His return flight was cancelled and the next flight is tonight (he had to stay overnight). He reached out to me to ask to borrow my teffilin. I have already moved on down the amazon river to a small village a few hours away from where he is, but I found a non-Jewish dreadlocked adventurer who understood that this is a holy mission and he gladly took the teffilin and hit the road to bring it to the rabbi.

As a traveler I am blessed with the clarity to see hashgach pratis every day. My blood relative + a random city in a jungle in a far away land. We end up on the same plane, same day, same destination, If I wasn't here, it would have been the first time in his life that he would not put on teffilin. Thank You Hashem!
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Re: Hashgacha Protis Stories
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 12:23:19 PM »
Check out this amazing story:
Yesterday, I bumped into my daughters 1st cousin (who is a shliach in Peru) on my flight into the amazon jungle. The city where we landed (Iquitos) is so remote and far in the jungle that there are no roads leading into it. He came to do a hashgacha on a small factory that produces hearts of palm. He was planning on just being here for the day and did not take his teffilin along. His return flight was cancelled and the next flight is tonight (he had to stay overnight). He reached out to me to ask to borrow my teffilin. I have already moved on down the amazon river to a small village a few hours away from where he is, but I found a non-Jewish dreadlocked adventurer who understood that this is a holy mission and he gladly took the teffilin and hit the road to bring it to the rabbi.

As a traveler I am blessed with the clarity to see hashgach pratis every day. My blood relative + a random city in a jungle in a far away land. We end up on the same plane, same day, same destination, If I wasn't here, it would have been the first time in his life that he would not put on teffilin. Thank You Hashem!
Ya same here, just another day That is incredible! These types of stories seem to be the norm by you. You must be a special person.

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Re: Hashgacha Protis Stories
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 01:59:24 PM »
Wow nice story!

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Re: Hashgacha Pratis Stories
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 02:29:50 PM »
How'd you get them back

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Re: Hashgacha Pratis Stories
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 02:42:06 PM »
How'd you get them back
I'm going to guess, the same way he got them there.

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Re: Hashgacha Pratis Stories
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 02:43:47 PM »
Check out this amazing story:
Yesterday, I bumped into my daughters 1st cousin (who is a shliach in Peru) on my flight into the amazon jungle. The city where we landed (Iquitos) is so remote and far in the jungle that there are no roads leading into it. He came to do a hashgacha on a small factory that produces hearts of palm. He was planning on just being here for the day and did not take his teffilin along. His return flight was cancelled and the next flight is tonight (he had to stay overnight). He reached out to me to ask to borrow my teffilin. I have already moved on down the amazon river to a small village a few hours away from where he is, but I found a non-Jewish dreadlocked adventurer who understood that this is a holy mission and he gladly took the teffilin and hit the road to bring it to the rabbi.

As a traveler I am blessed with the clarity to see hashgach pratis every day. My blood relative + a random city in a jungle in a far away land. We end up on the same plane, same day, same destination, If I wasn't here, it would have been the first time in his life that he would not put on teffilin. Thank You Hashem!

Eh.  A real hashgacha pratis story would have been if he was walking dejectedly down the mud path in the jungle, and a smiley 15 year old kid with a scraggly beard said, excuse me, are you jewish? Do you want to put on tefillin?

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Re: Hashgacha Pratis Stories
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 03:39:43 PM »
Really waiting for @Suave to write a book!

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Re: Hashgacha Pratis Stories
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 04:26:42 PM »
I'm going to guess, the same way he got them there.
Yup, the guy is on the way back already BH
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Re: Hashgacha Pratis Stories
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 11:15:18 PM »
can i put in a story? not as exotic as the other one but here goes:
my rebbi informed me in the beginning of one week he was making a shalom zachor that week in his house so i planned on going.

 when I got to his block I didnt know which house it was (he lived on a block where all the houses look exactly the same :-\) so I guessed one house and went in and saw the shalom zachor going on with a few people so I was glad I made it.

I noticed my friend from yeshiva there too so we shmoozed. After a while I asked where Rabbi **** was- the baal simcha... and they said oh he lives next door maybe he didnt come........so I said oh wasnt he making a shalom zachor ??? they said it was last week.... :o :o :o.(apparently I completely forgot about the shalom zachor for a whole week and only remembered a week later..that part is weird)
So what was going on this week? I had gone to my friends house actually and his brother had a baby right before Shabbos and didnt have a chance to get the word out so they were grateful that I had come to enhance their Simcha!! ;D ;D

wrong week
wrong house
worked out in the end ;)
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Re: Hashgacha Protis Stories
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 12:22:43 AM »
These types of stories seem to be the norm by you. You must be a special person.
Part of having these stories happen to you is noticing when they do.  And that, too, is what makes someone a special person.


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Re: Hashgacha Pratis Stories
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 12:28:59 AM »
can i put in a story? not as exotic as the other one but here goes:
my rebbi informed me in the beginning of one week he was making a shalom zachor that week in his house so i planned on going.

 when I got to his block I didnt know which house it was (he lived on a block where all the houses look exactly the same :-\) so I guessed one house and went in and saw the shalom zachor going on with a few people so I was glad I made it.

I noticed my friend from yeshiva there too so we shmoozed. After a while I asked where Rabbi **** was- the baal simcha... and they said oh he lives next door maybe he didnt come........so I said oh wasnt he making a shalom zachor ??? they said it was last week.... :o :o :o.(apparently I completely forgot about the shalom zachor for a whole week and only remembered a week later..that part is weird)
So what was going on this week? I had gone to my friends house actually and his brother had a baby right before Shabbos and didnt have a chance to get the word out so they were grateful that I had come to enhance their Simcha!! ;D ;D

wrong week
wrong house
worked out in the end ;)
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Re: Hashgacha Pratis Stories
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 01:29:05 AM »
Had a tumor. Was found malignant.

Went into surgery with the full understanding that there's only a 50% chance of a successful removal, and that many things can go wrong internally.

Tumor was removed, but my insides didn't heal properly and I had some pretty bad internal scar tissue developing.

Two years later, cancer is back, this time jumping straight to Stage 3. Test show that the tumor had gotten to within millimeters of my lung's lymph nodes, but that it had hit the old scar tissue and was forced to detour.

If not for the botched surgery, I'd be dead today.


חסדי ה' כי לא תמנו כי לא כלו רחמיו. I'm six years clean now.


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Re: Hashgacha Pratis Stories
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2018, 01:30:34 AM »
Had a tumor. Was found malignant.

Went into surgery with the full understanding that there's only a 50% chance of a successful removal, and that many things can go wrong internally.

Tumor was removed, but my insides didn't heal properly and I had some pretty bad internal scar tissue developing.

Two years later, cancer is back, this time jumping straight to Stage 3. Test show that the tumor had gotten to within millimeters of my lung's lymph nodes, but that it had hit the old scar tissue and was forced to detour.

If not for the botched surgery, I'd be dead today.


חסדי ה' כי לא תמנו כי לא כלו רחמיו. I'm six years clean now.
Wow! May HaShem grant you full health till 120!

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Re: Hashgacha Pratis Stories
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 01:54:25 AM »
Part of having these stories happen to you is noticing when they do.  And that, too, is what makes someone a special person.
Very well put, and a great point.