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Dedication & Acknowledgment


In awe and in gratitude, this book is dedicated to the Infinite Source of all Inspiration and strength, always there patiently guiding and supporting me every step of the way.


To the great soul masters who strengthened, guided and blessed my beloved husband Joshua Chaim and I through their devoted friendship, whose very presence was bliss, whose love was connecting us in trust with the eternal loving- kindness of our Creator.


We are forever grateful for the personal direction and friendship we received from:

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach zt”l

The previous Amshinover Rebbe – Yehuda Meir

Kalish zt”l

The present Amshinover Rebbe – Yaacov

Milikovsky shlita

The Lubavitcher Rebbe – M.M. Schneerson, zt”l

Rav Nanas zt”l

The Ribnitzer Rebbe – Reb Abramowitz, zt”l

Rabbi Moshe Ben Tov zt l Rabbi Tsvi Yehuda Kook zt”l Aryeh Kaplan zt”l.


Their unfailing, personal, gracious attention to us has illuminated our skies forever.

To my beloved husband Joshua Ritchie, M.D., my best friend, loving mentor and treasured companion. Immense appreciation for his innate wisdom in connecting in deep bonds of friendship with great spiritual masters, and applying what he learned from them in his work as a physician, Rabbi, teacher, coach and counselor.

— Grateful for establishing the Refuah Institute for Psychological Counseling in Jerusalem, our learning center benefiting many hundreds of students and therapists.

— Also for his patient support in creating this book, providing me with the initial ideas, the guidance, the means, the time and the freedom to focus on completing it.

— To our five children, David, Shira, Yehudit, Leyorah and Ziv, for being an ever renewed source of joy and inspiration to us as we have grown up together over the years. I feel most blessed to see them devoted to the service of their Creator, and to their spouse and many children.

— To Rebbetzin Chayah Milikovsky, mother of the present Amshinover Rebbe, whose loving attention, heartfelt encouragement and powerful prayers became a steady background support in creating this book.


To Rebbetzin Freyda Malka Rabinowitz, widow of the Ribnitzer Rebbe, a source of comfort and guidance for me and for countless others.


To Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan zt”l, whose love for us, for the Jewish people and for humanity strengthened us, whose extraordinary creative genius and utmost humility became a source of ever renewed inspiration.


To our cherished lifelong spiritual family (listing their names here would take a few pages) who lovingly inspire us and show us how to walk the tightrope of life with grace and trust. Their unique and beautiful life stories could fill many volumes.


To all of you who hunger for what is exalted, truly wise, beneficial, healing, genuine and real. Although we may not have met in person, I feel deeply connected with you. May you be comforted and uplifted with the powerful Light of the Infinite One, and may these writings serve you well.


In reverence and gratefulness I wish to honor and thank each of the unique people whose life stories and examples inspired the composition of this book. May their message be received. We are privileged to be connected with them. May we all be blessed with the highest and best from the Supreme Source, at every moment.

from the book: Masters and Miracles – By Liliane Ritchie




Daily Torah Quote

Joke of the day

poor man came to the house of an elderly couple. Unfortunately they had nothing in the house to give him except an old piece of fish “from before the time of Noah’s Ark and the flood.” Out of desperation, they served him this fish and the next thing they knew he had to be rushed to the hospital. The elderly couple, of course, accompanied him to the hospital but, unfortunately, watched him die in front of their eyes.

At the funeral the elderly woman was crying uncontrollably and her husband was having a hard time trying to console her. She was hysterically screaming, “The fish killed him, the fish killed him.”

The husband who couldn’t stand to see his wife in such a state comforted her and said, “My darling, it’s really not that bad. We had the merit of fulfilling three good deeds: Welcoming guests, visiting the sick, and escorting the deceased!”