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Pivotal Moments

We all have moments that change everything. What's yours?

Published: July 16, 2011


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(38) Margaret, October 11, 2011 11:42 AM

My Pivotal Moment

My pivotal moment is when I realized I was a sinner before a Holy G-d.

Anonymous, February 15, 2012 1:43 AM

Very Interesting

This was a great video and it really made me think

(37) Willy, August 10, 2011 6:21 PM

moment

I have an story to tell, and I hope u will read it. I am an christian. I went to an catholic school from grades 1-8. One year we studied ww2.When we hit on the holocaust all was said was that 6 million Jews were killed.There was something to this I had to know. so I asked the nun why. All she said was that it was punishment for them killing the Christ. I knew right then that she was wrong. So after school I went to see Grandpa. I told him what the nun said and asked him if he could tell me about it.He said that a lot of bad things happened. I knew right then that there was something he wasn't telling me. Later on that night I told mom the whole thing. I told her that I knew the teacher was wrong and that grandpa wasn't telling me something. When she asked how I said I can feel it. She said that grandpa's family came from Germany and he didn't liked what they had done. Like with grandpa I knew she was leaving something out. Years later in 1976 I decided to do some genealogy. The first person was to be grandpa. My dad died in71 and grandpa in 74 so I went to my Aunt Dorothy. I told her why I was there and she invited me in. She asked me a couple of times if I was sure I wanted to do this . When I said yes she told me to have an seat. Then she told me that grandpa was Jewish. I knew right then why grandpa and mom gave me the answers they did. Grandpa was everything to me, but when I found this out I have yet found words to describe the joy I felt. I would give anything to do at least one passover with him and gone to services with him. to celebrate some of the holidays with him. A few times each year I research the holocaust to see what else I can learn. I mourn there loss and at the same time get angry over those that did it. I miss my grandpa but I missed the most is never being able to celebrated with him what was important to him for it would have been important to me as well. good day and thanks

(36) Anonymous, August 5, 2011 6:42 PM

Pivital Moment

I have been learning with you for about two years.As I listened you asked what was your pivital moment? When I was a teenager I was davening Shachrite at Camp Ramah out of doors with other young people my age and suddenly felt my very first real bond with HaShem. I suddenly really felt that he was listening. Later on I became pregnant and choose to wait until the end of my first trimester to tell my parents so that they could not force me to have an abortion. I misjudged them and they persuaded me to do what I had tried to avoid. To this day I mourn the loss of that unborn child on what would have been his birthday. A few years later, I married my bashert and I supported him through his graduate education & medical school, waiting all the while to have the four children that I hoped we would, with G-d's blessing, one day have. At last I became pregnant, but it was not ment to be. Through five more pregnancies I suffered four miscarriages All the while.I thought that I was being punished for the abortion. Yes you counted right ! We were blessed with a beautiful baby girl! We sent her to Jewish schools and we dreamed of the day when she would stand under the Chuppah but not yet . After years of searching without success she is 35 years old and is a Traditional single attorney. She has decided not to wait any longer to meet her bashert but to have IUI now. We somehow believe that HaShaem may be giving me a second chance through my daughter. We still pray that she will stand under the Chuppah, but we now hope that she will be blessed with a child as she continues her search so that Klal Yisrael will be increased through her. I hope she will find a supportive community in which to raise her child to be. It seems HaShem plans his own way. That is our gamechanger. Thank you for being my friend Lori.

(35) lilian uziel, July 25, 2011 9:36 PM

this is my moment

today i had a very difficult day after several why not a month were i had a real problem with one of my sons who got married to a non jewish girl which it took to long to talwith him but he did not hear his friends and i told him dont stay with her but he decided so and they had a girl out of marriage after a year they just got married. she tried to be nice to me at the begining but since she got pregnant everything changed the invitation was for 28 people and he did not invite his older brother because the talk betewen them i asked him pleasse invite him i told her to invite him she didnt. the invitation said spor dress jean and blouse so i dicided to put and dress in ivory color she never told how she was going to dress when i got there she was in a white nupcial gown and she was going to kill me when she saw me. the worst part is that i have another granddaughter she older they did not invite her but my son put her as a witness of the marriage.she doesnt like(the spouse) my grand daughter when she started to see us she was very nice to her since she got pregnant everything changed she hated her.the thing is that she wrote me an email a month a go telling me so many bad things and words that drepressed me because she said also that i cant go to her house, if you read you cant beleive it. but why is my moment because today a cutmer that came told me stop crying and think on you on what you are and what did for you family time will get better moments but now stop and think that first you have to know what you want for your life and i open the computer and hear you lori and this is my moment to go on and stop crying and things will be better. thank you lilian uziel mexico city

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