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December 9, 2012 3:12 PM
it is true
Children like Shaya are sent into this world, so that the others are able becaus of him, to bring more light into the world. When I was young I worked for 2 years with
mentally ill people. Then I came to love them and I realized that they all had a pure soul.
Today I learned much more. God sends these children into the world, so that the others around them can bring more light into the world. To learn this truth now, makes me speechless. (Today, after more than 50 years later.)
Thanks for this story!
October 16, 2012 5:02 PM
now that's winning a game
if someone asks you how can two opposing teams win the game they are playing here is your answer
September 10, 2012 2:00 AM
B"H I cried when I watched it ..realizing Hashems greatness
August 19, 2012 11:54 AM
The first time
I remember the first time I saw this story. It was in Horizons Magazine around 20 years ago and was written by Yechezkel Goldberg הי"ד. If I remember correctly, he first heard it at a Torah Umesorah Convention. It brought me to tears 20 years ago and it brought me to tears now.
August 18, 2012 8:16 PM
I attended classes about expanding one's inner strength. One of the members asked the facilitator why G-d let children be born with such maladies as Shaya's. His response was...some of us are here to learn, others are here "to teach."
August 15, 2012 1:23 AM
Another Great Story coming out of Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway
I know shaya personally and his father is a well known person in the community. Rabbi Bender in Yeshiva Darchei Torah from before i was a student there (about 20 years ago) was integrating many special needs students into the classrooms, so we the students can gain from them! There where many such stories in my days and i am sure it has continued!
NATANA PESYA KULAKOFSKI,
August 13, 2012 12:25 PM
I started crying at First Base!
And I kept sobbing all the way home! This is achdus and ahavas Yisroel at its best. How much nachas did the Avishter schepp from this unselfish act ?
August 13, 2012 2:35 AM
Every time I've read this story I have wept...and today I wept again
August 12, 2012 9:41 PM
A very moving story which I have heard before and which brings me to tears every time I hear it. All of these children who helped Shaya are children with WONDERFUL character traits. Children who are willing to lose a game in order to help another child who is not as fortunate as they are must be commended for their kind, caring and courageous acts.
August 12, 2012 8:03 PM
Baseball context that explains the game of life
Thank you Shaya and friends for reminding us of an important lesson.
April 25, 2012 9:44 AM
Boruch Hashem, such wonderful boys!
This is beautiful!Mi KeAmcho Yisroel! Who is like our wonderful Jewish people? This is the perfection of the individual. Wonderful! Thank you.
August 10, 2011 12:04 PM
I know the REAL Shaya of the story... he's a very special young man!
June 20, 2011 2:54 AM
wow awesome thank you so much! another beautiful video...
August 25, 2010 10:33 PM
What a moving story!
G-d,s greatness worked on each boy. I watched it over and over. (2 tissues later!)
July 13, 2010 12:13 AM
WOW! So inspiring!
I watched this with tears running down my face! Well done!
July 1, 2010 9:08 PM
beautiful! the lesson about special children bringing perfection to the world is so inspiring.
November 29, 2009 3:58 AM
Beautifully presented video.
I have several friends that have special need children. I am so drawn to these pure neshamalas. I know that Hashem entrusts these children to very special familes. May they all have the strength and wisdom to continue raising their children.
July 30, 2009 8:52 PM
Profection in the imperfect
See the perfection of Hashem in the Imperfect
July 30, 2009 4:54 AM
I have to tell you that i work in a special needs preschool and everyday is a blessing to be surounded by such beautiful gems that touch my sould and brighten up my saddest days.
this video was so beautifully and simply put for every person at every age to understand and learn from. i actually started crying. if only all jews would show that kind of unity for one another no matter the circumstances then maybe one day and may that one day be very soon, we will see the Meshiach come.
July 29, 2009 11:17 PM
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