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Hold On Tight
Hold On Tight
SKU: LA130T
Price: $25.95
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A real-life account of one family’s uplifting story of crisis, faith, and growth

I kept playing, hardly noticing when Elisheva answered the phone. "Hello,” she said. Then, after a pause, "Oh my gosh! What happened?” Another pause.
"Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!”
That must  be  her  friend  Sara,  I  thought.  To those  eighth-graders, everything deserves an "Oh my gosh” or two…
But when she hung up she turned to me and cried, "Chana Rochel! That was Ahuva! She’s in the emergency room with baby Yaakov. He’s not breathing, and he has no pulse! I can’t believe it! I can’t believe it! What will we do?!”
What?! Oh my gosh! My two-month-old nephew with no pulse? I felt my heart flutter to a stop. "What do you mean?” I spluttered. "How can that be?! What happened to him?”
"I don’t know, I don’t know!”

*** 

In Hold On Tight, Chana Rochel Rubinstein shares with us the true account of her family’s journey through a heart-wrenching crisis. With her simple, straightforward style, we are immediately drawn into her family’s life, reliving their ups and downs, their challenges and pain, as well as their happy occasions and "ordinary” day-to-day lives.

But what starts out as one crisis soon turns into something far more…

When tiny Chaim Yaakov Goldbaum suffers sudden cardiac arrest, no one knows what the next few hours will bring. Will he live? Will he die? Will he be normal?

What will be?

Chaim Yaakov’s story will become your story; you too will be moved by his unique neshamah and its life mission. Day after day, the Goldbaums put one foot in front of the other, with determination, courage, and strength, holding on tight to their emunah while caring for Chaim Yaakov’s unceasing needs. The grace and dignity with which they accept Hashem’s decree is a lesson every person can gain from, long after the last page of this poignant book has been read and internalized.

By Chana Rochel Rubinstein

SKU: LA130T
Dimensions: 6"x9"
Format: Hardcover
Length: 304
Media: Book
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I'm not enjoying the story, as most of it is sad. But I am enjoying reading about it, as it is written in a casual and inviting manner. And it's really not fair of me to say that it's a sad book, because there are light, happy and funny parts to it also. Which makes it real. I'm almost done with it, but I already know the ending (I always read the last chapter first:-)), and I think this book will be a merit to the soul of the departed. Beautiful book.

"I'm not enjoying the story, as most of it is sad. But I am enjoying reading about it, as it is written in a casual and inviting manner. And it's really not fair of me to say that it's a sad book, because there are light, happy and funny parts to it also. Which makes it real. I'm almost done with it, but I already know the ending (I always read the last chapter first:-)), and I think this book will be a merit to the soul of the departed. Beautiful book."

on 12/22/2019 9:50:53 AM

I can't say my situation is similar, as everyone is different, but we all have our ups and downs, and coping through hard times is something we all must go through at one time or another. I felt like the author was able to verbalize my own feelings and thoughts, and walk me through them, vilifying me and letting me know that it's ok to sometimes have bad or scary thoughts. That it's normal. And she shows us what to do about it, and how we can cope, learn and grow from the experience. Obviously, every case is different, and not everything will work in every scenario. But as much as this book is a deep entrance into the author's life, it's also a self help book of sorts, that helps others (myself included) deal with their own situations. A must read for every person looking for inspiration. Kudos to the courageous Mrs. Rubinstein for allowing us to be part of her family and journey.

"I can't say my situation is similar, as everyone is different, but we all have our ups and downs, and coping through hard times is something we all must go through at one time or another. I felt like the author was able to verbalize my own feelings and thoughts, and walk me through them, vilifying me and letting me know that it's ok to sometimes have bad or scary thoughts. That it's normal. And she shows us what to do about it, and how we can cope, learn and grow from the experience. Obviously, every case is different, and not everything will work in every scenario. But as much as this book is a deep entrance into the author's life, it's also a self help book of sorts, that helps others (myself included) deal with their own situations. A must read for every person looking for inspiration. Kudos to the courageous Mrs. Rubinstein for allowing us to be part of her family and journey."

on 12/21/2019 5:22:54 PM

I Love This Book! An amazing read!

"I Love This Book! An amazing read!"

on 12/18/2019 8:09:22 PM

I held on tight while reading this fascinating, funny & sad book. Incredible!

"I held on tight while reading this fascinating, funny & sad book. Incredible!"

on 12/18/2019 3:11:43 PM

This was an amazing read! Loved every minute of it!

"This was an amazing read! Loved every minute of it!"

on 12/12/2019 4:40:04 AM

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