Today Is 6/13

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So today is 6/13.


Yes, check your calendar. 


It only comes once a year. 


613 is the mystical and holy number of commandments in the Torah. 


For more than 2 years (this is not a short-term phenomenon), my family and even some friends have been seeing an inexplicable number of 613 everywhere. 


Here is one from a stock I follow from the other week: Twitter was up exactly 6.13%…and I don’t follow that many stocks. 


Just yesterday, another stock (that been doing terribly…it’s a startup!) is down an enormous 61.3% since I started following it. 

And yet another major stock–of the largest company in Israel and the largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world–Teva–is down 16.03 year-to-date.


Nearly every day, we see an endless barrage of license plates, roads, train and plane schedules and physical or URL addresses, get purchase receipts or invoice totals, see number of posts, views, likes, or emails, and even the other day almost booked a hotel with the address….that’s right and only 613!


I am a rational person…maybe almost to the extreme, and what I initially laughed off as a lark or someone’s OCD thing, is beyond any reasonable explanation that I can fathom at this point.


I am left with faith that there is truly some message being sent from the One Above…the question is what is the meaning of the message?


I continue to hope and pray that the message is one of blessings and redemption for mankind…I hope you will join me in this prayer. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

613 The Perfect Trip

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So the sightings continue today of the mystical and holy 613 (number of commandments in the Torah).


Check out the cost of this vacation trip to Yellowstone National Park.


It’s not $599 or $699 like you would usually see these things advertised for. 


Instead the family adventure starts at $613!!!


Too many times now, too frequent, and in too many different places to be just random or chance. 


Someone is trying to tell us something.


Hopefully, it is a sign for blessings for mankind. 😉


(Source Photo: Ellen Weiner)

The Chalkboard Car

Chalkboard Car
This is a photo of a chalkboard car. 



And on the hood is written “Happy Memorial Day!”



On the side was a design in chalk and on the back even a peace sign. 



Wouldn’t it be sort of funny if everyone had a car with handwritten messages on it (as long as they were kept clean and non-aggressive). 



A little entertainment, humor, how ya feeling today, and more. 



It’s also nice when we don’t take ourselves so seriously and can just have some kosher fun in life. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Letters Of Hope

Letters Of Hope

This was a sign in Starbucks in Gaithersburg, MD that got my attention.

It was different–it wasn’t advertising for a local garage sale, real estate, a tutor, or cleaning service.

Instead, it asks people to “write an anonymous letter to a survivor of abuse, violence, rape, trauma, or bullying.”

When I got home, I looked at their website, aletterforyou.org.

I saw some of the letters that had been written on the home page as well as an archive with monthly letters going back to March 2013.

It was inspiring that people write and submit these letters of empathy, love, caring, and unity.

And that someone would advertise for these, collect and post them for abuse victims to find some solace in.

While of course, we gain strength through belief in G-d and a higher purpose in life, perhaps the real message of this letter writing project is that one major way for people to heal from the hurt caused by mean, misguided, or evil individuals is through the love and caring of good people.

While the hurt and abuse of the past can never be undone, the charity and giving of the here and now can provide hope for a better tomorrow. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)