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Personal Ohel Experiences

People share their personal experiences related to visits to the Rebbe's resting place.

I Needed a Fresh Start
I came home from the Ohel exhausted. Within minutes, I got news I did not dare to hope for.
Our Unborn Baby Had Fluid in His Brain
I immediately called my rebbetzin, so that we could pray together for everything to turn out alright and to write to the Rebbe.
I Needed a Hug
I was at a crossroads, with one foot in my new Jewish observance and the other foot still firmly set in my old lifestyle. I was far from my family in Australia, and my best friend had just moved away. I felt isolated, vulnerable, and emotionally distraught.
Our Daughter's Finger Was Saved
The plastic surgeon managed to reattach the fingertip and wrapped it in a large bandage. He warned me, however, that there was no guarantee it would heal properly and advised me to keep an eye on it.
A Visit to the Ohel Eight Years in the Making
I tried to let go of my expectations. I would allow this visit to be whatever it was meant to be.
Discovering a Personal G-d on My Trip to the Ohel
I had decided to visit the Ohel, the Rebbe’s gravesite in Queens, N.Y., a place I hadn’t been in more than 16 years and a place I actually thought I wouldn’t ever be again.
Just in Time
I was overjoyed by the boy’s suggestions and felt moved that one could still have the opportunity to write to the Rebbe today.
Three Candles
The Ohel and My Medical Miracles
I would like to share a story with you which, had it not happened to me, I would have never have believed ever took place.
Why My Letters to the Rebbe Stopped
My parents divorced, and the only letters written were to judges and mediators; the only car trips were to downtown Chicago for court dates.
From the Brink of Despair
a 9/11 story
Dan told me that in recent days, as images of the 9-11 attacks appeared on television again and again with the approach of the anniversary, Sasha had become even more depressed, to the point that he was suicidal.
Two Visits to the Ohel
The idea of writing a letter requesting the Rebbe's blessing – and then praying to G-d at his gravesite - seemed almost absurd. I felt I had a much bigger chance of success if I just worked on my resume and interviewing skills some more.
To the Ohel and Back
Messages From the Graves of Spiritual Giants
I began reading Psalms for perhaps the first time in my life, and immediately felt a rush of positive energy . . .
How We Knew to Purchase Our Chabad Center
Every time we got close to closing on something, the deals would not materialize, for reasons beyond our control.
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