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A Miracle on an Israeli Bus

Israeli Bus Station, 1940s (Photo: wikicommons/ארכיון אילות)

So much of the time, it seems that sad or tragic stories dominate the headlines. But today, we share this beautiful piece from The Times of Israel by Esor Ben-Sorek that tells of a miracle aboard an Israeli bus over 60 years ago:

It was a very hot day in July 1951. I was in Tel-Aviv and too hot to walk. I boarded Dan bus #4 on the corner of Ben-Yehuda and Gordon streets.

The bus was very crowded and there was no available seat. I had to stand next to a Yemenite woman holding a live chicken under her apron...

As we approached another bus stop (I can’t remember which corner), three or four new passengers boarded. One elderly lady stepped up to the coin box next to the driver and deposited a few coins.

Suddenly, looking at the bus driver she gave a loud shriek. “Moishele, Moishele, Moishele mein kind”.

The driver jammed on the brakes, looked at the elderly woman and cried, “Mama, Mama, is it you Mama?”

Both were Holocaust survivors from Poland and each one thought the other one was dead...

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