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.