Sunday, March 15, 2015

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Helping Helps

   by Reb Gutman Locks   

Helping Helps


     This young man has been in the yeshiva system his entire life. It's called, frum from birth (totally Torah observant his entire life), but he had never put tefillin on another Jew until today.

     This is one of the smartest things you can do. When you put tefillin on a Jew even if nothing more comes of it, it is a wonderful thing, but sometimes… especially if you do it right, that Jew will continue to put them on again and again. But when you teach a religious Jew the value of putting tefillin on someone besides himself you set a holy machine into motion.

     When this frum young man put tefillin on that not yet religious Jew something happened to both of them; the "customer" somewhat realized the spiritual reality of Torah, and the frum Yid learned, when you pick up someone else, G-d picks you up.

     Helping that other Jew got to the frum boy so deeply that now we are talking about him making a route where he goes once a week to put tefillin on Jews who otherwise would not be putting them on.

     It is a blessing to help someone, and it is an even greater blessing to teach someone to help others.

    And you? I bet you know someone you can help in this way?


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