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A great Miracle happened on Salt Spring

Friday, 6 December, 2013 - 2:37 am

 Every Chanukah, after we complete our Chanukah tour on the island, we get little notes of appreciation from Jews in these towns. The feedback has been heartwarming and encouraging, and this year was no different.  We received a very special email from Rancho Santa Fe, which brought smiles to our faces:

The local Chabad Rabbi forwarded  a message to me that he received from one of his congregants who was staying on Salt Spring Island for the duration of Chanukah:

"Unfortunately last night, we discovered that by accident my wife removed the dreidel from our bags, so today I went to all the possible stores looking for a replacement. With great disappointment, I reported to my wife that nobody sold a dreidels on our Island. At that point, I realized that in all the disappointment of the IMG_5513.JPGdreidel hunt, I forgot to do something, so I rushed back to the little town of Ganges to get something from a store. As I left the store, what did I hear but the blessing of the candles on the loud speaker by- you guessed it, a Chabad rabbi from Victoria who came to our Island to help bring Chanukah to us. And of course, he had dreidels to give away. Now we are eating latkes and playing with the dreidel that he gave me. 

When you think about it, it is a small miracle that I had to go back to town and that I came out of the store at the exact moment that Chanukiah was being lit. So, Nes Gadol Haya Sham" (= a great Miracle happened there)...

Comments on: A great Miracle happened on Salt Spring

Lisa wrote...

I love this story and truly represents how meaningful and important it is to have Chabad in the world.

Michael Friedman wrote...

Sorry I wasn't back on Salt Spring Island to participate in the nes. A lovely story. Michael F.

Sheila wrote...

There are no 'accidentally' s. Everything happens for a reason.