It’s been a lot of Wednesdays since I posted a Wednesday Wink. Happy to report that two came in my inbox recently, so here we go with the first. I know some of you have missed them and asked that I keep posting them. If you are new to Jewish Latin Princess, let me introduce you to Wednesday Wink – a series on Hashgacha Pratit (Divine Providence). The purpose of this series is to sensitize us to, or create awareness, of G-d’s involvement in every detail of our lives (albeit His involvement is concealed within nature, or the natural order of creation). Thus, here we share your stories and my stories of an instance where we saw Hashgacha Pratit (Divine Providence) at work and remembered that nothing in our lives is “coincidence,” even though it might seem like it! ;-) Let me tell you what happened to my friend who looked to restore a painting of the Lubavitcher Rebbe for her Chabad House…
We have an expensive painting of The Lubavitcher Rebbe in our Chabad House. A while ago it got ruined by a leak in the roof. I had it in my “to do list” to have it repaired for a while. This week I finally took action and started calling restoration places. Several called me back. After speaking with them, I decided to go with the one closest to our Chabad House. It was practical and he also seemed like a very nice Russian man.
Painting inside the car, I started driving to the restoration place. On my way there I talked to G-d (Surely, I’m not the only one who talks to G-d while driving, right?) I asked Him that the Russian man should be Jewish so that he would be able to restore the Rebbes’s picture with his neshama (soul). It was more like a nice suggestion because really, what are the chances that this random Russian artist in Texas would be Jewish!? But, I still had that conversation with G-d.
I know that the artist’s soul goes into their work. I felt that if a Jewish neshama would work on the Rebbe’s picture, it would definitely connect to it and would be able to do the job from a deep level.
Unfortunately, when I arrived at the place and talked to the man in person, he told me that he wasn’t Jewish… Only his mother’s family all was! :-) And so the Rebbe’s painting is being restored by the Jewish man!
Sweet story, right? Seems to me like this man had to have a Jewish connection to rekindle his neshama and my friend was picked by G-d to establish the connection, through a way that the man understands… art! I have a feeling this does not end here and I look forward to seeing the Rebbe’s picture restored and in place in my friend’s new Chabad House. (Yeah, my friend is building a new building!!! You can find the building campaign and donate here.)
Have a wonderful rest of your week!
Speaking of Divine Providence, you know where you see it the most? In marriage! Have you listened to Episode 10 of Jewish Latin Princess Podcast? Bari Lyman, creator of The Meet to Marry Method go deep into what we need to do if we’re having trouble finding “the one.” I know you know someone who will benefit from Meet to Marry. You do not want to miss this episode and please share it with them! Plus, Bari is offering listeners an excellent FREEBIE!