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Written by: Sarah Karmely
Stories to hear with your heart.
For everyone who believes in miracles, and for everyone who doesn't.
Sarah Karmely takes you on a voyage of miracles, mysticism and marriage. Her stories and anecdotes will have you viewing your relationships in a new and novel ways.
Karmely's many years of personal encounters with the Lubavitcher Rebbe and the never-before heard advice and blessings to all men and women from all walks of life will astound and inspire every reader. Her writings sparkle with humor, insight and keen intelligence.
Stories to hear with your Heart:
The Yarmulke Fell Off:
Amir Rashtian is a wonderful Persian gentleman from Great Neck who is a G-d fearing Jew and a great philanthropist. Amir loves to tell the story of how he first met the Rebbe.
One afternoon he decided to go to 770 for the very first time. It was just before Mincha and he waited in the lobby where the Rebbe would soon pass, hoping to catch a glimpse of the great leader he had heard so much about.
The Rebbe came out of his room and Amir found himself face to face with this holy man. It was a custom among Persian Jews to kiss the hand of a rabbi or an elder as a sign of respect. Overcome with awe, Amir impulsively and reverently took the Rebbe’s hand and kissed it.
As he was bending over, the yarmulke that was perched precariously on his head fell to the floor.
Before anyone could think what do to, the Rebbe had already bent down, retrieved the fallen yarmulke and placed it gently back on Amir’s head. The Rebbe gave him a radiant smile and proceeded to the shul for Mincha.
Amir told us that several people offered to buy the yarmulke from him that day but to him it was priceless and he would never sell it. “The Rebbe taught me a valuable lesson, that my head should be covered at all times,” says Amir. “So I put that yarmulke away to be used only for special occasions and for everyday I now wear a good, sturdy and non-slippery one.” The Rebbe bent down to retrieve a yarmulke and it brought another Jew closer to Yiddishkeit.
The Rebbe always referred to every Jew as a “believer” and would use the term “not yet Frum” when referring to a non-observant Jew. The Rebbe taught us to use positive words at all times.
The Prophet Amos said, “The day is coming when there will be a hunger and thirst; not for bread and water but for G-dliness.” As we not seeing that thirst for spiritually throughout the world right now?