Miracles and Smoke Alarms: How My Family was Saved from a House Fire

In this must-see video Shellie Grafstein tells the dramatic story of how her house went up in flames and all the miracles that saved their lives.

The fire department cannot explain how Akiva Grafstein survived. And that isn’t the only miracle in this story. The smoke detectors woke up Shellie just in time, detectors that she installed after the tragic fire that killed 7 children of the Sasson Family.

In this video Shellie Grafstein, who lives in Beit Shemesh, Israel, takes you on a tour of the burnt house as she tells her chilling story.

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Videographer: Daniel Wetzler, videoeden.com

Comments (6)

(6) Dan, October 22, 2021 2:55 PM


Mamash is an up and Downey word

(5) Anonymous, May 15, 2019 3:17 AM

the fire happened at 4:15. 415 is Gematria 'TODA' ! Keep Thanking Hashem!

Every day at 4:15 I like to say Tehillim Chapter 100

(4) Sandra Berlinger, May 24, 2016 5:11 AM

Second Miracle

B"H they all got out safely. For me it was a miracle too because I was the original owner of that house. I felt someone was telling me to leave and I did. If I hadn't left I would never have been able to get out during that fire. I am 77 years old and could not have repelled down from the second floor like they did and the window bars were locked when I lived there.

(3) Elisheva, May 23, 2016 11:55 AM

Wow. Thank you for sharing. BH everyone is ok. I just bought a smoke alarm today after having seen this video and will continue to pray for Hashem's protection!

(2) Linda Hirschel, May 22, 2016 5:06 PM

Special blessings from your special friend

People who are the conduit for chesed are paid back with chesed. Shellie and her family are continually giving. May Hashem continue to bless them.

(1) Debbie Sassen, May 22, 2016 2:59 PM

Thank you Shellie for sharing your story.
Sending blessings to you and your family for a complete recovery and prayers for Noam Shalom ben Inbar for a refuah shelaimah.


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