The Angel from Westchester

A moving story about divine providence, a convert and dancing with an angel.

Comments (10)

(10) Avrohm Perl, July 18, 2021 8:09 PM

Contact please

Watching Wait today Tisha BAv 5781 How do we contact Ron and Lori Hess to tell them how much their marriage story meant to us Avrohm and Hetty Perl Passaic NJ

(9) Jose Lugo, March 17, 2020 3:43 PM

I just cried hearing this story.

My full respect to both men.

(8) linda, August 12, 2019 5:25 PM


Rabbi Gold's videos are always uplifting and amazing. A big yashar koach to him. In this video, it's clear that both Chaims have been given a bracha of being close to HaShem, and acting on it. But not everyone would have been open to recognizing that. I know Rabbi Welton's parents, so I'm not surprised at what a mensch he is. Kol hakavod to everyone involved in this story.

(7) Judith Abrams, April 25, 2019 6:08 PM

Very inspiring

I am very inspired from this. Just what I needed for the second days of Yom Tov.

(6) Kelly Rebekah ben Maimon, April 24, 2019 3:58 AM


What a wonderful situation. Thank you rabbi for sharing.

(5) Lisa Freidinger, April 23, 2019 8:53 PM

A very inspiring story

I had read this story on Aish before, but seeing the video moved me to tears. Many years ago, I had neighbours who were Holocaust survivors, and in the past I had also worked in getting compensation for Holocaust survivors, so I know how tragic their lives have been. However, Chaim Grossman and Chaim Valencia's story illustrates that, i"y"H, amazing good can come out of evil. I wish both Chaims long life!

(4) Shirley, April 23, 2019 6:35 PM

❤️❤️❤️ thank you

(3) Esther Abwa, April 23, 2019 4:08 PM

It was nice to watch those happy/joyful relationships.

The Holocost survival pronounced a very important relationship which many people are ignorant of. The extension of his name to younger generation is a clear sign of blessing.

(2) Chaya Rus Alexandra, April 23, 2019 12:46 PM

Me Too

1) I converted and named myself Chaya, after Rebbetzin Chaya Sarah Kramer 2) she also survived the Holocaust 3) and she was also childless how many "coincidences"?!

(1) Chana Tova, April 16, 2019 6:27 PM

Our angel experience

Baruch and I drive to Westchester one child hamied Succas with the children 30 years ago. He knows Westchester like a pro as it is his business territory. We got a flat tire and looked down a hill to a garage with a man working on a car. We asked for help. He helped and did not talk. We tried to pay. He refused. It was an isolated area and Sunday. He saved us. On the way home no garage was there. For years no garage was there. It was Elyahu we realized and together agreed even though quite weird to agree on such a thing


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