Thursday, November 03, 2011


A Gift from G-d

by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths


     Mordechai Dovid is a cheder rebbe (teacher of very young boys). He is a really special person. In the morning, he is always the first one in the classroom, and when the small children come into the room, he sings beautiful, warm songs of welcome to them. I have heard him sing. It is genuine--and gorgeous.

     As you can imagine, his young charges love him. His work might very well be the most important Jewish education that these young Jews will ever receive. He not only welcomes them into the classroom, he welcomes them into Jewish learning. He makes them feel that they are loved, and because of this man’s love, they learn to love what this man teaches. These feelings will stay with them for their entire lives.

     Two days ago, in the late afternoon, he came up to me at the Kotel and said, “I know that sometimes you hand out money.”

     I explained that once in awhile someone will give me some money to hand out. Right then, I had 10 shekels ($3.00) that someone gave to me and that I could give to him.

     He said that he wasn’t begging for coins, but that “something came up” and he had to have some money. I told him, “I don’t have any more than this right now, but if anyone gives me any money within the next two days, I will give it all to you.”

   “Only two days?” he asked with a weak smile.

    Two days later, almost to the exact minute, and in the exact place where I was standing when I said that to Mordechai Dovid, a young America man came up to me and said, “I am getting married tomorrow, and I have some money that I want to give to a poor person. I know that sometimes you hand out money to them. Please take this and give it to someone who needs it.”


    I said, “You are a messenger from G-d. I have a very special person waiting for this.” He handed me $100.

     As fortunate as the bridegroom was to be able and generous enough to give $100 to a needy person, and as fortunate as the needy man was who requested and received this gift from G-d, I think that I am even more fortunate in having seen G-d’s hand in action.


  1. If something like that happens again , please post here , and I will be happy to contribute , I imagine so will others.

  2. This is so nice of you. Have a good week. Gutman


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