Dear Morah Paley,
This is Jessica writing from my parents address, as I decided to write this E-mail I realized I didn't know how to begin it. Mrs. sounded uncomfortable, and I would never even think of calling you by your first name, so I settled on Morah. because that's who you will always be my first real morah. Even though I am no longer your pupil you still continue to teach me courage and that is the mark of the best teachers. The reason for this letter is to tell you about something that happened on motzei shabbos of the midwinter senior NCSY shabbaton because I don't know if you know or not. After Havdalah we would normally go get ready for the night's activity but it was different this time, Rabbi Dinovitzer managed to get every one quiet and to sit on the floor. He then told everyone about Yossi Chaim and got us to close our eyes and imagine our neshamas were separated from our bodies and flying up to shamaim. Everyone was incredibly quiet as he asked to concentrate as we've never done before on asking Hashem to give Yossi a full and complete recovery. I don't know if it was just me, but I could feel really feel my neshama flying and coming closer to Hashem. It was absolutely amazing what happened, every single person at that shabbaton was concentrating on Yossi whether they knew him or not, friend and stranger alike prayed for him. I didn't tell you this just for the sake of telling but to show you the effect of tefillah in large groups, for the day after this Yossi's white blood count was up to 3900. I don't know if it was a result of this or not but it seems too coincidental. I've been meaning to write you this since the day I found out about the coicidence so here goes. Because tefilah in groups has proven helpful in cases other than Yossi's I would like to organize a time and day that many people will say the tefillah for the sick for him. I can get in contact with my friends in Israel and the rest of the U.S. and ask them to tell there friends about it, which is based on an idea stated on the webpage. Meanwhile I continue my tefilos for Yossi. It is important to remember that no matter how bad things may seem, like you said, the night is always darkest before the dawn.May Hashem bring Moshiach speedily in our days.
your student always,
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