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 from the past? What made you interested? Will you please leave me a comment?

I’m SO intrigued by who you are and where you live. What’s your background? Do we share anything in common? Have we crossed paths?

So – let’s hear from you! And let’s all grow together!


  1. Rabbi Baruch Lederman · · Reply

    I know you from the past, but that’s not why I joined. I know a lot of people and I don’t join their blogs. I think you material is great quality and very engaging.

  2. Asher Amselem · · Reply

    Yehuda, our paths have crossed many times, and am very grateful for that. Looking forward to hear you and share thoughts. Love your blog, all articles are deeply moving.

    1. I’ve shared my life with you! Keep it coming! And thanks for a life time!

  3. Dena Seif · · Reply

    How many special memories the family picture brings to mind of our two families, especially the location. When you called in your shiva call all I could think is how you are giving comfort to the mourners but how can we give you strength to face your daily challenges. I feel that we have so much to learn from you.

    1. Me? Daily challenges? Are you kidding me? As if to say only I’ve got them?

      I think I’ve known you long enough (my whole life!) to tell you straight – I AM NOT SUPERHUMAN!!!

      So, let’s give each other comfort and strength! Let’s give each other power and perseverance! Let’s give each other hope and cheering! And most of all – acceptance and forgiving!

  4. I too am interested to know who all those viewers are. It is clear that people are searching for understanding how to cope with grave challenges and you are a source of inspiration to them.

    1. They’re coming! There are now well over 4,000 viewers! Yet, only a tiny fraction have filled me in as to who they are and where they come from….

  5. shelley sarna · · Reply

    Dear Rabbi Simes,
    You have had a wonderful reputation as a Rabbi in this community. I believe that has existed for many years and continues to do so. I have have been quietly learning dvar torahs from Rabbi ‘s like Jonathan Sacks,
    Telushkin and Rabbi Bleach. I am looking to expand my group of teachers. I thought you might be a good addition to my group.
    Women can enjoy learning as well as men. Hope you are available.
    Be well. Shana Tova, Hope you and your family have good health, Happiness, and lots of simchas.

    1. I’m willing, ready and able!
      How right you are – women can indeed enjoy learning! I’m so delighted that you are expanding your knowledge base from such wonderful teachers! Warmest regards to your beautiful family!

  6. Shari Feifel · · Reply

    Hi, I am friends with Rachel Stein, she shared your Blog link with me. I am an Occupational Therapist and am interested in how people learn new ways to do activities after medical problems. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with others! Shana Tova! Shari Feifel

    1. Pleased to meet you, Shari! If you are interested in how I have learned new ways to interact with the world, I’d say – ask away! There’s barely an area that didn’t require relearning and readjusting. And I’m still figuring things out every day.

      I hope to hear from you again soon!

  7. Hi reb yehuda I judt know u a bit but am so inspired by you we should countinue to be friends and share in good times together

    1. I’m all for it! Good times for every minute of our lives!

      Would you please email me (on my personal email) a reminder of where I know you?

      Thank you so much coming on base!

      1. I read a artical in a mishpacah magizine.and then got your phone #you should have a gamar chsima tova

  8. Esther Blatman · · Reply

    We are friends of your family from the late ’80’s and still in touch with Michael and Rachel, Becky and Motty – which is how we learned of your accident, added our prayers for your survival and followed your remarkable recovery thru’ the CaringBridge website … right here to the Rolling Rabbi blog.

    1. Wow! There’s so much I would like to learn about our connection. Comments like these are a portal through which I learn a whole new piece of myself.

      Would you be so kind as to email me more details about our shared past? (No need to comment publicly on the blog).

    2. How intriguing! I’m sorry that I can’t place you. But it sure is nice to know that I have someone out there cheering me on!

      Please feel free to send me a line on my personal email. I shall be happy to respond!

  9. I got an email with a link from your brother-in-law Avraham. I haven’t had a chance to read as much as I’d like yet. What I have gotten a chance to read so far is a great reminder that I can be just as happy as I choose to be. It depends on my attitude not what happens to me. THANK YOU!!! Chazak V’ematz

    1. Dear Elad,

      Your attitude can never be taken away from you. Your limbs can stop working, you can lose your mobility, you can lose your eyesight and hearing, you can lose your freedom and you can even be beaten and tortured – but you shall always retain your choice of thoughts and attitudes!

  10. Edie Goldman · · Reply

    I am Edie Goldman, Yechiel David’s wife. I follow your blog and get so much inspiration from you and from Shaindel. Wishing you a Kesiva Vachasima Tova, Gezunt and Nachas from the family.

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