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Chareidi Man Asks Policeman For Forgiveness After Being Ticketed

Last Friday, Gilad called the policeman who gave him a summons a few days earlier, Chanoch. Asking if he had a few minutes to speak with him, Gilad explained he wished to ask Mechila from him for an incident the previous week when he was issued a summons on Jabotinsky Street for entering a blocked intersection with his black Chevrolet.

Below is a transcript of their conversation:

“As a Jew with a white beard, I may have spoken to you without Derech Eretz, so I want to apologize to you. I was just tired and nervous and after a whole day of traveling, I might not have been so relaxed. You did your job, I really do not have anything against you, G-d forbid, I wanted to ask forgiveness,” Gilad explained.

“Ah, now I remember. How did you get to me?”

“You signed the report for me, and I took your name and entered 144 (Israel information number) and got to you.”

“I understand, first of all, everything is fine, dear man, I’m not angry.”

“But I still feel that I’ve spoken to you inappropriately as you’re just doing your job and I have nothing against you and I just have to apologize.”

The policeman thanked him, and they exchanged greetings for a Shabbat Shalom.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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