Sunday, July 29, 2018


Smart Guy

   by Reb Gutman Locks

Smart Guy


     He came up to me at my tefillin cart and said, "Seven years ago you saw me smoking and you yelled at me to quit. Actually, you yelled at me a few times because I didn't listen at first, but finally I listened, and I quit smoking. I haven't smoked in seven years. Not only that, but like you said, now that I quit I can't stand the smell of them.

    "Then you yelled at me to get rid of my non-Jewish girlfriend, and I listened to you. And, thank G-d, I married a wonderful Jewish girl.

     "And now, just today, I received my rabbinical ordination, so I am a rabbi. Thank you very much for changing my life."

    Smart guy…he listened to good advice and look where it took him.


  1. Reb Gutman, Shavua Tov...

    that was very good advice. you gave the young man.

    Hashem bless him and you. Amen.

    But i am just thinking, when Jewish men have non-Jewish girl friends, and some like this young man, leave them to marry a Jewish girl, (which is good for them, i guess), but how would that make that non-Jewish girl that was 'dumped' feel? Like would not she be hurt??

    Or is it that what 'out-siders' feel, not matter.

    I am not Jewish.. I follow only Hashem, and H-s Torah,
    and you could say, its not my concern, and you would be right, but as a human, i feel sad for those who have been hurt in any way, no matter who or where they are from.

    And... i feel also for dumb creatures, be they birds or beasts.

    Todah if you reply.

    Hashem bless you.

    1. The non Jewish girl should marry a non Jewish boy and that will be best for everyone. Follow the Seven Commandments of Noah and you will have a wonderful righteous life in this world and a share in the World to Come. Shalom

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