A Daily Dose of Kindness

Today’s Story about Rabbi Simes – Thursday, November 9, 2017

Many years ago, while in a hospital rehabilitation centre for my lungs, we were blessed to see a very much loved Rabbi in the halls, there, with his wife and new son.

This Rabbi had survived a serious accident and faced a very difficult recovery; yet he inspired us by his determination and holiness.

Now, my little brother is in the same rehab centre, also recovering from a very serious accident.  Imagine how I felt seeing the Rabbi’s photo and story on the wall of the rehab centre as I accompanied my brother to his first physiotherapy session, today.

There he was, smiling at us, not merely from that photo but from Where he is now.  The prayers said for that dear Rabbi have come back to us to help my brother and give us hope.

May his memory be for a blessing.

Partners in Kindness


  1. Esther Hertz · · Reply

    What a beautiful story, thank you for sharing it.

  2. Rabbi Baruch Lederman · · Reply

    This reminds me the Malbim’s commentary in the beginning of Yehoshua. Hashem tells Yehoshua, “Mose avdi mes.” “Moshe my servant is dead.” The Malbim points out this is a contradiction in terms. A servant cannot be dead. If you are dead you can no longer be a servant.
    The Malbim answers that Moshe gets credit for the service being done by those whom he taught.

    Rabbi Simes still is racking up mountains of mitzvah points for all those who learned and were inspired by him.

    Baruch Ledeman, San Diego, California

  3. Barry Mandelker · · Reply


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