Hope you’re having a great day.
… There was an attempted hold up at a Dunkin Donuts.
The robber pointed a gun and demanded the cash from the register.
What did the person behind the counter do?
There was a big ceramic jug on the counter for “tips for exceptional service”.
He took the jug and actually fought him off!
The other people in the store were shocked.
“Are you crazy? Why didn’t you just give him the money? He could have killed you”!
“I thought of the surveillance video camera.
And I couldn’t stomach being photographed as a coward!”
… You probably can’t take the suspense!
What would the Talmud say!
Obviously, he should have handed over the money.
I’m sure you didn’t need the Talmud for that!
But the Talmud does have something to say to people who don’t want to be seen as cowards.
To people who want to look “brave and strong”.
… “Who is really mighty?
Someone who can take an enemy…
And turn him into a friend”!
We should have the “strength” to say things like…
“It was my fault. I should have known better.”
And we shouldn’t be “afraid” to say…
All the best,