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Email Text:From: David Simon Bendory ([private])
Subject: No Words to Describe
Date: 2001-09-17 14:37:13 PST
Tens of people responded to my earlier story of my GGM's siddur, trapped in the wreckage of the World Trade Center. Several encouraged me to have faith: after surviving pogroms in Hungary, the journey to America, and 3 generations of my family, the siddur would surely survive this calamity as well.
Well, it seems that the presence of my siddur saved One Liberty Plaza, which is not only standing but also structurally sound -- in spite of earlier reports of its collapse.
As to my siddur, it has been retrieved and is safely in the hands of a friend who will personally deliver it to me tonight in time for Rosh HaShannah.
Earlier, I said that I have no words to describe the catastrophe from which I narrowly escaped. I now have no words to describe the miracle which has emerged from that same catastrophe.
God willing, there are more miracles to come, in the form of survivors who emerge from the debris.
David Simon Bendory
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