Yocheved received the bad news—the diagnosis of a dreadful disease at the age of 32. She and her husband immediately ran to Rav Shmuel Kamanetsky for a beracha. The day after receiving the Rosh Yeshivah’s blessing that all will, iy”H, be well, Yocheved was told by another Doctor (a second opinion), that the original bad news was a total misdiagnosis.
When she went back to the Rosh Yeshiva to tell him the wonderful news, she casually related that now her family could go to Eretz Yisroel as planned for a three weeks summer vacation. When the Rosh Yeshiva heard that, he said, “You need to try it for a year, it’s a great merit for you and your family to live in Eretz Yisrael.” Incredulously, with four children and a business to run, but with the Rosh Yeshivah’s blessing, they picked themselves up two weeks later and moved.
But where could they find an apartment large enough for their family and business in a very tight rental market at a moment’s notice? No problem for G-d to arrange. He just put everyone involved ‘in the precise right place at the precise right time.”
At the time, Yocheved’s older sister Aliza lived in Eretz Yisroel. Literally three hours after her sister spoke with the Rosh Yeshivah, Aliza heard that her neighbor was moving out of the brand-new large apartment next door. She happened to have known the owner of the apartment and called her.
The apartment owner told Aliza the following remarkable story. “I just had my hand on my phone about to call a family that was ready and able to sign a lease for the brand-new large apartment next door to you. When I saw your name on the caller I.D., I decided to pick up your call first. Well, if you vouch for your sister, then consider the apartment hers.”
And so, the amazing story unfolded, from its extraordinary beginning to its happy conclusion. Yocheved secured a large apartment right next to her sister Aliza, which allowed her to travel to Eretz Yisroel with peace of mind, following the advice and blessings of the Rosh Yeshivah.