Can anyone please help me with an assignment my daughter was given in school?
She was asked to relate a story about a person who kept Shabbos and got a bracha for it.
yanky 55, just don’t tell them you got it on the internet (gasp)LOL
Its a famous story that is taught to kinderlach in cheder even before they start learning Gemorah. (The above translation is from Artscroll’s sefer on Shabbos.)
Shmuel Blitz has written wonderful story books for kids (Artscroll). They’re picture books and your daughter may be older but there should be sophisticated enough stories in one of them.
I heard an amazing story several years ago. I’m not sure if I remember all the details correctly – maybe someone here has heard it and can correct any errors I make.
Basically someone non-frum owned a large store which was open on shabbos. Somehow he came in contact with a gadol (reb Moshe?) who promised him much hatzlocho if he were to close on shabbos. He decided he would do that. As shabbos approached, the store was packed with customers and he was unsuccessful in getting them to leave. Close to the start of shabbos, he screamed “Fire!!” and everyone ran out – many with unpaid for merchandise, and he quickly locked up the store in time for shabbos.
After that day his business grew tremendously, beyond anything he could have anticipated.
Thank you all for your help!
Shindy, don’t worry with my daughter in TAG, I wouldn’t
dream of admitting to getting it off the internet…LOL