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Hope you’re having a great day.
I heard two cute stories recently.
… I met a Rabbi who taught Hebrew school fifty years ago.
There was an eight year old boy who loved what he was learning.
And he asked his mother if they could “keep kosher”.
The mother said that things were very tight and they couldn’t afford it.
One day, the Rabbi was giving the boy and his mother a ride home from Hebrew school.
And the boy decided to try a new strategy.
He asked his mother how many cigarettes she smoked a day.
And she said a pack and a half.
So the boy said?
“Mommy. If you would stop smoking, which makes you cough anyway?
With the money we saved, we could keep kosher!”
… This little boy grew up. Became quiet accomplished.
Today he’s a professor at Columbia University in New York.
And he a won a Nobel Prize…
… There was a Jewish leader raising money for Jewish education.
He tried over and over again to get an appointment with a very wealthy man.
The man wouldn’t even come to the phone.
Finally, the fundraiser came up with an idea.
“Could I please leave a message for Mr.…?
Tell him that a distant relative passed away and left a huge inheritance.
I can be reached at…
Sure enough, five minutes later?
The man calls back.
… “Thanks for getting back so soon.
Your distant relative was Moses.
The inheritance is the Torah.
“Moshe transmitted the Torah to us, an eternal inheritance”. (Deuteronomy, 33:1)
Can we count on you to help every Jewish child receive their inheritance?
… We should always consider what our kids say.
(They may be a budding Nobel Laureate!)
Especially if they are getting a Jewish education and say, “Can we…?”
The Torah is their inheritance.
And it’s ours as well!
All the best,