A Guest Post by Rafi G
The Hamodia recently ran a story about the Reichman family, describing how they were miraculously saved from the Holocaust, escaping right in the early stages, through miraculous means, as they were traveling abroad for a bar mitzvah of a relative and got stuck abroad right before their community was raided by the Nazis and all the Jews were rounded up, deservedly so because of their greatness and charity.
In this weeks Hamodia, someone wrote in a letter to the Magazine section with another story about how the Reichman's were saved at a different time also when traveling for a bar mitzvah.
This new story, briefly, goes like this:
There was a Reichman bar mitzvah in Kew Garden Hills. All the Reichman's planned to fly in for the simcha. The weather bureau predicted a massive snowstorm that would have locked up the whole East Coast with 12 to 24 inches of snow on Friday. Baltimore and Washington were already shut down with a massive snowstorm, and New York was expected to be next.
They shut down the schools and prepared for the storm. As the day progressed, they could not understand why no snow was falling. The simcha was celebrated "in all its glory", unhindered by any massive snowstorm.
What happened? The meteorologists said that it did snow over New York, but "a dome of dry air" hovered above the city and prevented the snow from hitting the ground.
The writer continues saying that we all knew the real reason - Hashem would not allow such baalei chessed to be disturbed by a blizzard. A lesson in bitachon.
What do you think of this story? Does Hashem change the nature of the world just so some people, even great people, can have a fancy party?
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