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Tears and Chesed at Har Nof Grocery Store

img546907The following was written by Tal Zaguri. He sent this into the editor of דוסים מצייצים. 

“And so I found myself in the middle of Har Nof, in a small neighborhood grocery store.

The store owner is talking to one of the workers. Both are discussing the names, just released, of those murdered whilst at this morning’s prayers in synagogue. ”

At that moment a beautiful little 7 year old boy comes in accompanied by his rabbi. The rabbi, in a choked-up voice announces the full name of the smiling bashful child. The grocer immediately realizes that this is the son of one of those killed in the attack. The rabbi signals that the child has not been told anything.

“The grocer rushes up to the little one, ice cream in hand and says: “Here you are sweetie, you can have whatever you want – Do you like these?” “The kid smiles and says he does. Then the grocer whispers to him, “Any time you want something from my store, just come here and I’ll give it to you for free” “The boy whispers back “Thank you” and looks happy.

His Rabbi thanks the grocer with a look in the eye and the two leave. “The grocer could not hold back his tears, and held his head in his hands…”

8 Responses

  1. the families need to contact ‘Avidor’s Helping Hand’in New York which is a tzedakah esp created to help
    widow(er)s and orphans through their first years of loss and helps with orphans marriage expenses.
    May we see no more sorrow and tragedy!

  2. If you grocer held this terorist as a worker, you owe your life to those families, your money saving has much blood on it, it is not green dollars but red dollars..

  3. Jerusalem mom have u heard of זה לזה? A local organization that helps אלמנות ויתומים run by הרבנית רייזינרוטנברג?

  4. #5 has a point. It would be highly ironic should the story
    turn out to have taken place in the store the attacker
    worked in. I doubt we’ll ever know.

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