“In Jewish history, there are no coincidences.” – Elie Wiesel.

I would have said bashert if you had asked me my favourite Yiddish word. It translates into the idea that Wiesel so beautifully captured as an aphorism in my favourite quote. The older I get, the more I am astonished by its truth, both nationally and personally. The seemingly haphazard, random, and arbitrary events that comprise the story of our lives begin to form a coherent and purposeful narrative when we view them from a divine perspective. With the wisdom of retrospective insight, I have countless times learned to acknowledge that coincidence is but God’s way of choosing to remain anonymous. Rabbi Benjamin Blech