Hope you’re having a great day.
Don’t worry. I am not going to talk about the Super Bowl!
At least not about the game itself.
… Just one thing.
As sad as the results may have been?
There’s something that bothers me more.
Because many people weren’t just watching an exciting (and disappointing) game.
They were actually watching their kids’ role models.
And that’s a real shame.
Because our kids are cheated if we don’t provide real role models for them.
Sure. Kids need heroes.
But they should be great people.
Not great athletes!
Great men and women in Jewish tradition and in Jewish history.
“Ordinary” people that do great things.
And even kids who do something special.
So I wanted to tell you about an inspiring bunch of kids.
… My family recently went back East to celebrate a few family weddings.
That was wonderful.
But while we were there?
We got to experience the New York blizzard of 2011!
Two feet of snow!
There was a tremendous amount of talk about the snow removal.
Because there wasn’t any!
It took days and days to clear major streets.
And New York and New Jersey were crippled.
But there was one instance of high quality snow removal.
It was not in the papers. But should have been.
I saw it in a Jewish magazine.
At the peak of the storm?
Some Yeshiva students went around shoveling snow.
And I figured it’s nice to see kids these days willing to work hard to earn some money.
But that’s not what these kids were doing.
Why were they shoveling snow?
At a time that you could barely walk outside?
To raise money for charity!
And they raised close to $500!
… I think we should tell are kids about them.
Because I don’t know how great these Yeshiva boys are at football.
But they sure are great role models!
All the best,
Rabbi Moshe Katz
2832W. Touhy Avenue
P 773. 761. 0400 ext. 201
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