A Match Made In Heaven


A rabbi once said that God making a match for a man and woman is as intricate as splitting the atom.  So be it.

Doug MacIlroy’s picture of Maui is a sight to behold.  Thanks, Aloha, Doug!  😉

Chairwoman of the Blog, Rochelle “Cousin Shelly” Wisoff-Fields invites you to participate in the Friday Fictioneers.

Remember to look at the pictures at the end of the story … this thing really IS real! (no pun intended, but, hey, if the shoe fits …)

I huppah you like it! (pun intended that time).

P.S. Rochelle has MANY talents other than writing.


At her Hanukkah party, Shelly gave her cousin Chaim two wonderful presents:  a homemade gold-fringed prayer shawl and an introduction to her friend, Nina Abramova.  Nina admired both the shawl and Chaim.  They sat at the table noshing on potato pancakes while Chaim offered Nina rich and meaningful conversation all night long.

On their wedding day, no one at the synagogue could find the canopy, just the poles.

Nina panicked.  “What are we going to do?”

Chaim smiled, removed his shawl, attached each corner of it to the poles with rubber bands.  “It brought us together once, now forever.”





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30 Responses to A Match Made In Heaven

  1. Sonia Lal says:

    That’s a sweet story!

  2. Jan Brown says:

    Very touching, and great storytelling. I also enjoyed the pictures of the beautiful shawl!

  3. Sandra says:

    Lovely pictures and great story telling too Kent. One of your best.

  4. Dear Cuzzin’ Chaim,

    I agree with Sandra. This is one of your best. Should I tell everyone how you jumped up and down like a little girl when you got the prayer shawl? One of my fondest memories in this life. 😉



  5. rgayer55 says:

    What a party–two great gifts! You’re a lucky man. Nina must have been really impressed with your jumping up and down like a little girl. 🙂

  6. Honie Briggs says:

    Kent, you’re a romantic! I like this very much.

  7. And to that I would have to add, “l’chaim”. 🙂 Very nice, Kent!


  8. Hi Kent,
    Don’t know if you’ve heard, but God’s matchmaking has been taken over by Christian Mingle and JDate. Thanks for sharing the story which was both entertaining and uplifting. Ron

  9. Erinleary says:

    Love this – it paints a whole pciture in only a few lines. Mazel tov to the loving couple.

  10. This sounds like a true story. As true as a well made shawl.

  11. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Kent,

    What an interesting story this week. Rochelle is an amazing artist and writer, isn’t she. Nice shawl.



  12. kz says:

    awww this is so sweet!!! definitely one of your best. what would’ve been more awesome is that if this were a true story. lovely. 🙂

  13. “I huppah you like it! (pun intended that time).”

    Huppah I like it? It was wonderful.
    Min-ad mutter cried when I read it to her. She was all fa-klempt from it.

    Four seltzer bottle spritzer salutes. !!!!

  14. wmqcolby says:

    And a spritzer back at ya, Randy. Glad you enjoyed it.

  15. A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.

  16. vb holmes says:

    A true feel-good story in spite of Rochelle and Randy’s comments (above) which definitely throw cold water on the sweet message portrayed. Very nice, Kent. (p.s.: tell Rochelle: “stunning shawl, a worthy inspiration for a lovely story.”)

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