Hope you’re having a great day.
… Here’s some food thought.
As you may know, the East Coast was hit with a huge winter like storm last week.
Thousands of people inNew Jerseyare still without power.
But I wanted to share a very “powerful” story.
It’s about a Chassidic Jew by the name of Shia Schonfeld.
He’s a partner at Teaneck (N.J.) Kosher Supermarket.
And for a few hours last Shabbos his house lost power.
“It was enough to terrify my family”.
And what did he do when his power was restored?
He said, “Thank G-d!”
But he did more.
“G-d blessed us, we do have power, and we’re going to use it for good.”
And his supermarket gave free dinners to families without power.
700 dinners on Sunday and 1000 on Monday.
Hot soup, two side dishes and a choice of main dish.
Children chose from chicken nuggets, hot dogs and French fries.
And you didn’t have to be aTeaneckresident.
Schonfeld said, “Anyone who walks in and says “I don’t have power”?
We don’t ask any questions.”
(Actually, they do ask one question…
“How many kids and how many adults?”)
… I hope this story makes you feel a bit warmer on a rainy day like today.
And I hope that everyone gets their power restored very soon.
But in the meantime?
I thank Shia Schonfeld for reminded us of who we are…
“A light unto the nations”!
All the best,
Rabbi Moshe Katz
P 773. 761. 0400 ext. 201