Should I Get the Medic?: A Moment of Divine Providence in My Life

What happened the day my son got a gash on his head.

Click here if you are unable to view this video.

Comments (6)

(5) Anonymous, October 11, 2021 8:35 PM

question about challenges

If something bad happens...... like someone who wasn't supposed to be on a plane, but for some reason ends up on it, and then the plane crashes, chas v'shalom, is that also divine providence?
If there are no videos about that, then what are those families supposed to do? That is something I wonder because I hear a lot of people talking about hashgacha when things work out. what if they dont? can there be a video to strenghthen those people?

(4) Gloria Frisch, October 7, 2021 3:27 PM

I found the video and your words inspiring! תודה רבה!

(3) Shoshana-Jerusalem, October 7, 2021 1:08 PM


The story is amazing. Real hashgacha pratis. The medic must have also been very overwhelmed, thinking about how many times she just sits around bored and now this Jewish kid bangs his head exactly when she's there. By the way, we see hashgacha pratis very often in Eretz Yisroel, it's part of our everyday life.

BUT I found the video itself not well filmed. There was too much movement.
Where you walking or was the background moving? Either way I found it very distracting and hard to concentrate, and it kind of made me dizzy. I think it's best when a speaker stands in one place.

How is your little boy doing? Refuah Sheilma! and a healthy winter and a lot of naches.

Rachel, October 7, 2021 4:05 PM

On site medics work a lot

I don’t understand why you think medics, who are professionals, sit around being bored. They help with everything from providing headache otc medicine and Bandaids to working to revive cast and crew who suffer accidents or illnesses on set.

(2) Rachel, October 7, 2021 12:31 AM

Always get medical attention

If your only problem is a bill, you are blessed. I had a horrendous headache and didn’t get medical attention because I was traveling. Fortunately, when I lost consciousness it was in a public place. Turned out I was having a stroke. Immediate medical intervention followed by transfer to a specialty hospital and neurosurgery saved my life. As a rabbi who visited me in hospital said, just think of all the “coincidences “ that showed Hashem was watching over you.”

(1) Harry Pearle, October 6, 2021 6:14 PM

I had a similar event, Aug 30. People helped me, with ambulance, etc. thanks

Dear Rabbi Sytner, I had a strange bike accident, on Aug.30, in Rochester, NY.

My bike got caught in some branches, and I was stunned by this.
Three people immediately came to my aid. One brought a chair for me,
and he called 911 for an ambulance. But I was OK.

I refused to take the ambulance, and I am hoping they will not charge me for coming. I am upset that they want a charge, but this is teaching me to stand my ground. A Jewish lawyer is offering advice.



Submit Your Comment:

  • Display my name?

  • Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.

  • * required field 2000
Submit Comment

Receive Weekly Spirituality Emails

Sign up to our Spirituality Newsletter.

Our privacy policy