I remember the feeling so clearly. It was Tuesday August 5 Summer of 2014, Tisha Bav. Daniella and I had been talking about how we were going to make this Tisha Bav the most meaningful one yet. She was so adamant on finding the most meaningful shiur possible, she wouldn't settle for being lazy and watching movies all day, she was a do-er, she wanted to learn. So we found some shiurim in Brooklyn. I was nervous about having to take the subway on a hot August day when we were fasting, so she asked if we could take the family car. In the case that we couldn't she was ready and willing to hop on the subway, she was ready for anything. That's how dedicated she was to Torah. We spent that entire day, just us 2, traveling to Brooklyn, sitting in powerful shiurim, and talking about anything and everything. It was the Summer before I was moving to Israel, the Summer the 3 boys had been kidnapped and Operation Protective Edge was at it's peak. And I felt it. I felt Mashiach coming. I remember looking over to Daniella and telling her and she said she felt it too. It was then that we just went into the deepest most beautiful conversation about how amazing it would be if Mashiach came that day. We were on cloud nine. And I saw her emunah shining through. She was filled with emunah to the very brim that it overflowed to everyone that knew her.
That day I got the privilege of having it overflow into me. My Tisha Bav would not have been that meaningful if she was not with me.
She was so humble, most of us, including myself, don't even know half the acts of kind chessed she performed. So I figured it is best to share the half we do know about how amazing she was.
This year Yair & I are honoring Daniella's memory by participating in the Jerusalem Marathon. We hope to raise enough money to help build Gan Daniella, the integrated park for physically disabled children in Jerusalem. Please give as little or as much as you can to help this amazing cause.
Thank you for your donations. Let's cross that finish line!