Dear brothers and sisters,
We need your prayers, big-time: My 19-year-old grandson, Yitzchak, a student at the Tzanzer Yeshiva in Netanya and 2nd son of my oldest son Rabbi Ben Tzion, came down with Burkitt's Syndrome, a rare and fast-spreading lymphoma that within 2 weeks became stage 4 and penetrated his bone marrow.
He's now getting massive chemo in Shaarei Tzedek in Yerushalayim and will have to be hospitalized for 4 months.
Please pray for Yitzchak ben Deganit Rachel and add his name to any prayer/Tehillim lists or groups you might have.
I appreciate it.
Meanwhile, we have to smile because Hashem is a loving Father in Heaven Who does everything for the best, and spread emuna around the world so that cancer cells won't spread in people's bodies, measure for measure.
Also, with feeling like there are so many people to daven for now, it's important to remember that with spiritual efforts, even a tiny step makes a HUGE impact in Shamayim:
- one minute of speaking to Hashem
- writing down 10 things for which your grateful
- the heartfelt recital of one Tehillim (including the short but powerful 3-verse Tehillim of perek 134)
- one moment of biting your lip against saying lashon hara or responding to an insult
- one moment of saying "I love You" to Hashem
- one shekel to tzedakah
- lighting Shabbat candles one minute earlier than usual...
...these are all very powerful acts you can do on behalf of another person.
Sometimes, if we can't make the big efforts, we flap our hand at the whole thing and despair of making any effort at all.
No, EVERY effort counts! If you feel overwhelmed, do something miniscule. That's still really, really good.
Also, by starting small, you sometimes find that you naturally keep on going to something much bigger.
So here's wishing Yitzchak ben Deganit Rachel a complete & immediate healing, along with all the other ill people!