Below is a personal reflection on a miracle that changed the life of singer/songwriter Yaakov Shwekey. Stories of miracles in the lives of Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Miriam Peretz, Natan Sharansky and Rabbi Yehuda Glick are featured as part of the new HaMizrachi Torah volume available in shuls this Shabbat.
The Miracle that adds Meaning to My Singing
Here's a personal miracle that I don't think I've shared with anybody.
When I was a young boy, about eight years old, I went on vacation with my family in France for a few months over the summer.
I had learned some French, and was playing with some local kids outside our apartment block. Tossing a ball, riding our bikes…
I'll never forget this.
I'm sitting on my bike, minding my own business talking to a friend, when for some reason another boy – I don’t remember whether he was Jewish or whether he did it just as a joke – rides into me and pushes me into a dark alleyway under a big apartment building.
Suddenly, I'm rushing downhill and the brakes don't work.......
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