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How a Chabad Rabbi saved us

Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 9:37 pm

We just arrived last night home. We had, thank G-d, an amazing time meeting no less than a hundred relatives during our visit to Detroit and Montreal. It's still very special to be back home, and we are looking forward to seeing each one of you.

On our travels back we had a stop over in Salt Lake City, we were surprised by the flight attendant's order to leave the aircraft, although we were to continue on that same airplane to Seattle. We quickly grabbed our hand luggage and stood right by the gate waiting to be called back in.

Minutes after the plane took off we realized that a bag with very important items, including Chani's computer, Video camera and others was missing. The flight attendant saw the urgency in the matter and had the pilot send a message to the gate, however there was no response. When we arrived in Seattle we tried every possible way to track the bag. The baggage claim office was only reaching answering machines and we could not get through to anyone.

When all fails - turn to the Rabbi... This morning I called the Chabad Shliach in Salt Lake City, Rabbi Zippel rushed immediately to the airport and tried every possible venue, in addition he got one of his congregants, who works in the airport to work on the case as well. One hour later I received a phone call "the bag was found and it will be FedExed to you today".

I constantly hear stories how Chabad Rabbis help Jews when they are stressed and lost. Now I have a story of my own... 

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