Avraham and I were married 52 1/2 years ago on the 17th of Sivan 5727 (June 25 1967) in Chomedey, Quebec.
Little did we dream at the time, that many years down the road we would be living in Eretz Yisrael and be grandparents and great-grandparents to beautiful tzabarim. All our grandchildren and great-grandchildren were born in Israel.
Last week, my husband and I were blessed with our 4th great-grandchild, a little girl born in Rehovot to our grandson Yoni [who was our first grandchild] and our granddaughter-in-law Tamar.
In honour of the birth, I added another Shabbat candle to my tray. I now light 26 candles. May they always bring much light.
I love to watch my candles flicker, and I can thank Hashem for all the blessings in our lives... 3 great children, 2 wonderful sons-in-laws, 13 grandchildren, two more grandchildren by marriage and 4 great-grandchildren. We are really so blessed.
Twenty-six has deep meaning in Judaism. Twenty-six is the gematria number for the Hebrew letters of Hashem’s name (Hebrew: יקיק). According to Jewish tradition, Hashem gave the Torah to the 26th generation after Creation. . aish.com & Chabad.com
How I wish my parents a”H and Avraham’s parents a”H were here today. How they would enjoy spending time with the children and marvel at all the accomplishments of their family which now numbers over 80+
May our family continue to grow and may we share much nachat.