Chadrei Charedim reports about a couple who were married for 33 years and were finally blessed with a first child, a daughter. The man, who is a Rav, stated that even after the birth of his first daughter he continues to pray for those who have not yet achieved their wishes of having a child.
What a lesson for us to never give up hope, whether it's in terms of finding our zivug or something else that we have been praying for over the years. I am also impressed that, at the height of his joy, the Rav is able to reflect on the unfortunate situations of others and continues to pray for them.
Chadrei Charedim also has an article about a man who has two children and lives with his parents who found out that he won a lottery of 17 million Israel shekel.
"אני עובד קשה אך מאמין תמיד שישועת ה' כהרף עין וזו האג'נדה שלי, על פיה אני חי"
He plans to give a tenth to charity, to buy a flat and to help his family.
"It is imortant for me to make people happy, and now I have received a gift from G-d and, after all, I am only the messenger.
U.S. President Barack Obama has no intention of releasing Jonathan Pollard from prison, despite the fact that over 70,000 thousand people have already signed onto an online petition calling for Pollard’s release, Channel 10 News reported on Wednesday.
...Leftist writers A.B. Yehoshua and David Grossman, Nobel Prize winning chemists Dan Shechtman and Aaron Ciechanover and the heads of major Israeli hospitals are also among those who signed the petition to Obama.
While it is discouraging to hear the news, I was heartened by the support of Israelis from all ends of the spectrum. May their unity find favor and may Jonathan Pollard be released speedily.
TheBlaze has an article about a student with a menatal disability who was allowed to play the last minutes of a basketball game. A video of what happened is posted below.