Dreaming of Moshiach

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Did You Ask HaShem?

About a month ago, a Yeshiva student from Bnei Brak forgot his Tefillin at a bus stop while helping his wife remove baggages from the bus. When the Yeshiva student realized that his Tefillin was lost, he was devasted. The Tefillin set are very expensive and cost over $1,000.00. He searched at the central bus station and inside all the buses running the route he was on, he even placed ads in newspapers - but to no avail. He also went to Rabbanim for different segulot (tallisme) to help him find his lost Tefillin but nada, nothing, ziltch -- the Tefillin were nowhere to be found.

About a month later, on a Thursday morning, he woke up feeling tremendeous pain of not being able to find his precious Tefillin and a thought 'came to him', "Did I speak to HKB'H? I tried finding the Tefillin thru natural sources but the most simple and direct approach I didn't do. I didn't ask HKB'H to help me find the Tefillin!".

He went to pray Shacharit (morning prayers) with borrowed Tefilling from GeMaCH and with extra devotion and concentration, he begged HaShem during the Amida in Shema Koleinu (Hear our voices) to help him find his lost tefillin.

On that same day, less than three hours later after asking HKB'H to help him find his Tefillin, he received a phone call from a Yeshiva student in Bet Shemesh inquiring if his name is so and so. The Yeshiva student of Bet Shemesh told him that his Tefillin somehow made its way into his hands... He tried searching for him for days and called information to get his phone number but his family name (which was printed on the Tefillin bag) is so popular, it took until now to finally find the rightful owner!




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו