Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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“My Grandfather Gave Me Tefillin…”

at the Western Wall with Reb Gutman Locks on Mystical Paths

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     “My Grandfather gave me tefillin for my bar mitzvah, but I never put them on. I still have them in a drawer where I keep old things that I have.”

     He just retired. He worked his entire life for the same company. He married a non-Jewish girl and has only non-Jewish children. He had never put on tefillin before I brought him in, not even the tefillin that his grandfather gave him on his bar mitzvah. He cried when he stood at the Kotel with the tefillin on.

     How different his life would have been had his grandfather done more than just give him the tefillin?

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