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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

Little Josh was brought to Dr. Gill cause he hadn’t eaten anything for days. Dr. Gill offered him all the goodies he could think of. No luck. He tried a little scolding. It didn’t work. A little pleading, to no avail. Finally he sat down, faced the boy, looked him in the eye. He said, “Look young man, if you can be stubborn, so can I. You’re not going anywhere till you eat something. You can have whatever you want, but only after you have eaten will you leave.” Josh just sat and glared for some time, then said “OK. I’ll eat but I have some conditions. First, I’ll have exactly what I want and exactly how I want it and second you’ll share with me.” Dr. Gill was OK with this. He asked the child what he’d like. “Worms!” said Josh. Dr. Gill was horrified but didn’t want to back out and seem like a loser. So, he ordered a plate of worms to be brought in. “Not that many, just one,” yelled Josh as he saw the plate. So, everything other than one worm was removed. Josh then demanded that the single worm be cut into two pieces and then Dr. Gill eat half. Dr. Gill went through the worst ordeal of his life, and after finishing, barely managing to keep his cool, said, “OK, now eat!” Josh refused as he sobbed, “No way! You ate my half!”