Tuesday, May 06, 2014


Thank G-d, Really

Thank G-d, Really

by Reb Gutman Locks


      His Yiddish name is Feivel. He has lived in America for most of his life. This was the first time that he had ever put on tefillin.

      Feivel and I were born in the same year. I was born in Manhattan, and he was born in Prague. My first two years of school were spent at PS 35 in the Bronx. He missed his first two years of school, and had to start in the third grade. He was in the Concentration Camp for those two years. He told me a little of what that hell was like.

     Had I been born there (and most of you) I would have been in that agony, too.

     How many times a day should we thank G-d that we have our portion and not someone else’s? We could (and should) go on for hours just thanking Him that we have had it so good. Thank G-d. Thank G-d, Really.



jaybird said...

I am so grateful for the wisdom you share every day with us. Thank you so much! May Hashem continue to bless you in your work!

Gutman Locks said...

Thank you for the thoughtful letter. It is nice to know that someone is there. Be sure to share the ones that you like and especially the videos as they are able to change someone's life in a few minutes. Be well

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