Monthly Archives: August 2013


Your views in sheer numbers have been completely overwhelming! In under a week there have been well over 3,000 hits! Unbelievable! Your comments have been insightful, meaningful and inspirational! However, only a tiny fraction have sent in comments. How unfortunate! I would love to hear how you heard of my blog. Do you know me […]

My new found independence

Dear associates, employees and friends, I would like to share with you an exciting new reality, a triumph of sorts. But in order for you to truly appreciate this giant leap that I have taken, and the blood, sweat and tears that it took to achieve this milestone, let me take you back to one […]

An overwhelming response

If you are reading this – it means you have heard and are interested in perusing this blog. Did you know that there are many others like you? I launched this site on Friday at 12:30 PM, and the last time I looked at it before Shabbat (five hours later) there were close to 800 respondents! […]

Speech given at Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim October 28, 2012

This is the speech given at Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim by Rabbi Simes, where he was ordained. It was his first time returning since the accident. (Turn up your volume). Rabbi Simes’ Speech at Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim

Graduation Speech in Montreal June 2012

A video link of Rabbi Simes giving the Graduation Speech in Montreal June 2012 Rabbi Simes’ Graduation Speech in Montreal June 2012

Ottawa Jewish Bulletin Articles

Articles from the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin

The Power of Compassion

The Power of Compassion How an ICU patient attended the birth of his ninth child The Ottawa Hospital Annual Report Success Stories in Research and Patient Care

Support and faith keep rabbi upbeat

Support and faith keep rabbi upbeat Diane Koven, Ottawa Correspondent, Thursday, August 25, 2011

April 2013 I Can Do That — An Aish Article

An article posted at I Can Do That After a tragic accident that left him paralyzed, Rabbi Yehuda Simes inspires others to tackle life’s challenges. by Richard Rabkin  

The Map

Here’s a map on a wall in my office (my “Central Command”). It’s a map of the North America. It also contains seven red push pins that delineate places I’ve gone in person as well as locations that I have skyped. My goal? To fill up this map with so many red push pins that […]