And the Winner is…

And the Winner is…

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, “THE NIGHT MIKVEH SAVED MY LIFE” BY ANONYMOUS…AND HONORABLE MENTION TO OUR 2ND PLACE WINNER “OUR WONDROUS CAR CRASH” BY DEVORAH ESTHER HAREL (WHO MISSED FIRST PLACE BY A SINGLE VOTE!) THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL OF OUR INSPIRATIONAL AND AWESOME SEMIFINALISTS…

The Blessing of a Broken Pinky by Atara (Semifinalist #1)

I had been working for over 2 years at a hospital-based rehabilitation clinic, and was feeling burned out.
I had been debating leaving my job, but in today’s job market, it was daunting to think about starting to look for a new position–so I stuck it out…

The Night Mikveh Saved My Life by Anonymous (Purim Semifinalist #2)

Adar 1976. I was a nineteen-year-old newlywed anxious to get home as quickly as possible to my husband when I ran towards the bus that night in Rechavia. Panting, I made it to the door, but the driver closed the door and drove away, leaving me in shock and tears.

Our Wondrous Car Crash by Devorah Esther Harel (Purim Semifinalist #3)

Four years ago, my husband and I packed up our house in upstate New York and filled the back of our minivan from top to bottom with as many suitcases, boxes and bags as we could squeeze in. Then we and our three small children began the long drive to Brooklyn.

Hurricane Sandy’s Gift for my Special-Needs Daughter by Anonymous (Purim Semifinalist #4)

My eldest daughter with special needs just couldn’t find a school that suited her.

Since she was a toddler, we knew she was different, but we could never put our finger on why. And no doctor or therapist could either.

Why Hashem Kicked Us Out of our Dream House by Shoshana Thaler (Purim Semifinalist #5)

We had been renting a home for 3 years and were looking forward to buying it.
When I noticed that the toilet in the basement was leaking, I called a friend who fiddled with it and said it would be fine. But the problem just got worse and worse.

The Accident that Led me Back to Hashem by Karen Gold (Purim Semifinalist #6)

During my freshman year of university, I was injured in a very serious car crash.
My left arm was virtually crushed and it took three attempts at surgery and over two years of physical therapy to get my arm back to a decent functional level.It was a tremendously difficult period in my life.

I’ve decided to try something different with this poll…The poll results are hidden, and I’ll only be announcing the winner this coming Sunday. If you are a semifinalist, please remember, even though only one semifinalist will win the $100, in my eyes all of you are winners since all of you have helped all of us JewishMOMs see with new clarity that Hashem runs the world and our lives…So, thank you for sharing your personal stories with us and inspiring us!!!

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