We have had the honor and pleasure of utilizing several services from Rabbi Mitch the past four years. When we meet it begins with the warmest hello possible, then he shares his wisdom and knowledge about life, I cry, my husband listens, and then we are left with courage and hope to move forward in life. He truly is an artist with his words and has a gift with helping others. He has a very special way of connecting to others and has connected with my family in a very profound way. We love what Rabbi Mitch has to offer to the community and wish that many people can have the honor we do to have him in our lives.
All our love Andrew, Carolina, and Sophie.
That was beautiful. Your ability to disclose, has the ability to rehabilitate. I appreciate all that you do, to make us all so much happier to be ourselves.
Thank you for shining the light within you with the rest of us. You are a beautiful gift!
Have a beautiful and sweet Pesach.
Thank you very much Mitch for including me in your daily message...it was wonderfully uplifting...I agree with you on your observations, and somtimes forget to remember to be "bottom line" grateful...that's what I call it. I do stay on the positive side as best as possible ....it's important to me to stay with positive people and to try to look to the bright side when negativity creeps my way. God is amazing to me because he always shows me how to see a brighter side...and to understand (rather to be understood) in the most creative ways that I can relate to...I look forward to your messages...Thank you ...I have also looked at the Harvest Drive, thank you again.
I would never have thought of not interrupting someone as an act of kindness but it's probably one of the kindest things you can do (although tough for someone like me). Love you and hope your doing well.
Good morning Rabbi Mitch. Thank you for the inspiring/ motivational message. I will assign the next act of random kindness that I do to you. Have a God-filled day.
From: John & Melinda
I love these messages that you are sending . . . thank you!
John & Melinda
I love your messages and share them with friends, Jew and Gentile alike. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Alice.
Dear Rabbi Mitch, I cannot begin to tell you how much your messages everyday mean to me. They truly help me get thru each and every day. Hopefully, I will get to meet a gentleman to be my companion and have the happiness I had with my husband of 51 years. I do stay busy most all days, but the evenings are very lonely when you walk into an empty house. But, your thoughts help me every day. I look forward to seeing you in Channukah. Take good care of yourself,
"Something to Be", today's thought of the day was very special to me. You really touch my heart in so many way, Rabbi. I am so happy that I have met you and continue to look forward to your sermons, statements, etc. Will you be sending out information about Channukah? Sincerely, Sandy
I don't mean to be redundant but I love your daily messages . . . they hit home on a regular basis . . . thank you, love you!
Dear Rabbi Mitch,
Oh, Courage, if I didn't have that plus my faith I don't think I would get through the things I have. Being a cancer survivor (and I pray to continue to be) it is most important that I have faith in God to heal me and courage that I get through my journey on a positive note. Thank for your inspirations and making me think.
Another great one! I like the phrase to respect 'the seekers of truth' and not 'the possessors of truth'. Every day is another wonderful message -- keep it going!
From: Vicki Siegel
I am very grateful for the opportunity your newsletter affords me to remember to take time to think about g-d a little more each day. Of course, I am grateful for the beautiful and unexpected friendships that develop. Hope you are having a great day.
From: Marvin & Leah Glockner
Dear Rabbi Feld,
While it’s only been a couple of weeks since our nuptials, it seems like years. We are very happy together and are most appreciative of the personal and moving ceremony that you performed for us. If it wasn’t for the Internet, in all likelihood, Leah and I would not have met. As they say, apparently it was “bashert.” At least, it would seem so based on the phone call from “The Almighty” during our ceremony both approving of our marriage and giving his blessings. Actually, the call was from good friends believing that the ceremony was over with and wanting to be among the first to congratulate us. Their timing was impeccable. I am sure that you must have requested everyone to turn off their cell phones to preserve and enhance the solemnity of the ceremony. However, I had forgotten to turn mine off. And, of course, you know the rest. I couldn’t get my cell phone to stop ringing and it seemed like it would never go to voice mail. Finally, it stopped and you, not missing a beat, alluded to the call from “G-d” giving his blessings to this union in a take on technology playing a big part in our meeting and eventually deciding to marry even though we may have been “geographically non-desirable” as I resided on Long Island and Leah on the Westside of Manhattan almost two hours apart.
The ceremony made a connection to our cultural heritage but was also compatible with our own values and philosophy. You let us fully take an active part in the ceremony by encouraging us to write our own vows in addition to the required prayers. This made the ceremony so much more memorable and meaningful to us. I know that everyone found them to be very moving and many stated that our wedding was one of the most beautiful ceremonies that they had ever witnessed.
While our Ketubah was created in Israel by a known artist and rabbinical scribes, it also contained text that was more suited to us personally. Even at that, you were more than amenable to having us craft a second one on English that truly endeared our feelings. They are both being framed and will hang in a place of honor in our home.
You were inclusive and accessible at all times. You truly wanted our nuptials to be personal and special. . . .and they were. You performed the service beautifully and provided a touch of levity when appropriate. Both of us are not youngsters. A lot of thought went into our wedding and all of the little things associated with it. It was a labor of love which we both worked at. I even think that you had a tear in your eye when we delivered our vows to each other. Because of your personal interest and professionalism, I am sure that our memories of this occasion will be long and joyful. Thank you for everything.
Marvin & Leah Glockner
From: Fred Tito
This message touched me. I like Joel had pancreatic cancer. I am a 9 year survivor. Last year I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I had my prostate removed in December. I am now a double survivor of cancer. My wife said I am getting rid of unneeded body parts. Thanks for your messages. they are comforting and inspiring. As you can tell I sometimes get behind reading them. I travel a lot and am trying to juggle three emails, 2 for business and one personal.
From: Sara and Peter Morales
Dear Rabbi Mitch, dear cousin and beloved friend:
When Peter and I first got engaged, we immediately discussed our ceremony and how we would comfortably intertwine our different faiths, while still embracing what we believe to be important – love, commitment and friendship. You were ordained as a Rabbi only months before our engagement, which served to be a true blessing for us and our families. With you at the helm, Peter and I walked down our path toward matrimony with calm heart, mind and soul. Gone were the concerns of finding a Rabbi and a Priest who would perform our ceremony and respect us as having distinctions . . . not differences. You were an obvious and calming and blessed choice, and we will forever be grateful.
You performed our ceremony with true love and conviction – not just because we are family, but because you, in fact, sincerely believe in the sanctity of marriage and love. Some of the many, MANY comments I’ve heard regarding our ceremony have been: “it was the most loving and personal ceremony I have ever heard,” “Your Rabbi was so eloquent and spoke so sincerely,” “Where did you find him?” and “everything he said was so true.”
Rabbi Mitch, let me try and express what your performing our ceremony meant to us. It meant walking down the aisle toward someone who I knew would keep me calm. It meant that someone who truly loves me and Peter would pronounce us as husband and wife. It meant that the words you spoke were from the most golden of hearts and gracious of spirits. It meant that our wishes for our ceremony to not be based on religion, but rather on faith and love would not only be respected, but embraced and valued.
We will never forget how special it was that we were up there together, with you.
Sara and Peter Morales