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      by Tzvi Fishman
      Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Jewish Creativity and Culture

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      Before making Aliyah to Israel, Tzvi Fishman was a Hollywood screenwriter. He has co-authored 4 books with Rabbi David Samson, based on the teachings of Rabbi Kook, Eretz Yisrael, Art of T'shuva, War and Peace, and Torat Eretz Yisrael.


      Iyar 23, 5768, 5/28/2008

      Secrets of Prayer - Dramatic Update TB#23

      See breaking INN news article: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/126339

      TALKBACK 23

      To all my Father's friends:

      This morning My family and I went to Dovin this morning as we do always at our Shul. Our great Rebbie, Rabbi B'Shemta has been saying a Mishbayach for my father every day along with our congregation.
      A very strange thing happened today when all of us went to the hospital to see my dad. They had taken him off the oxygen he was on, and he was sitting up, but most important the great smile that is always in his eyes was back (Baruch
      Hashem). I am a Neurosurgeon,who does mostly research,but with all my medicine, and cutting edge technology I can not answer you to how this has happened. I have seen many miracles in my life, and my father is truly one. I learned a long time ago that their are no coincidences, everything happens for a reason. My father is living proof. If this were not so my father would have died long ago.
      My father told me that he had a very strange dream that night. I really want to explain this to you, the best I can. My father usually speaks in Hebrew. He said that in his dream he was standing in a very busy intersection, waiting for the light to change. A old man, dressed in a all white robe and hood was all of a sudden standing next to him. He could not see his face, but he heard his voice. My father said the voice was soft and very familiar to him. The old man asked if my father would help him cross the intersection.
      My father took the mans arm and started to walk very slowly through
      the street. When they got half way across the old man stopped. My father said we must hurry, but the man took his arm from my father and said I have helped you this far, the rest is now up to you. Then the man just disappeared.
      My father said he woke up, and was feeling better. I knew he was because he said to us he wanted to go home.
      I swear I have no explanation to give
      you, but we are so happy, overwhelmed would be a better word.
      I believe that your concern, your overwhelming concern has done more than any medicine I could prescribe.
      We do not know how to express our appreciation to all of you. You have done for my father what no medicine
      can do. You truely are our Jewish brothers and sisters. May Hashem bless all of you.
      I will leave you with this bit of prose from my beautiful father.

      From those I love
      I ask much
      Because I care much.
      That which I ask
      Is not more than you are
      But what you are.

      Chazak Ve-Emetz
      With Love of Zion
      Dr. Moshe Ben Dovid
      Novi Michigan USA

      HaRav Mordechai Eliahu - Presenting my son's class with their first siddur.

      This testimony illustrating the power of prayer is especially important now when we are fervently praying for an immediate and complete recovery for the revered Rabbi Mordechai Eliahu (Mordechai Tzemach ben Mazel Tov) and our talkback comrade and great lover of the Jewish People and Eretz Yisrael, who time and again has risked his life defending G-d’s Land and His Heritage, the brave soldier, David ben Sosha, HaKohen. May they have a full and speedy recovery, along with all of the ailing of Israel.  Amen.