While walking at Verrazano Bay on a Tuesday afternoon, I chanced upon a few yeshiva boys biking and thought for sure that they were playing hooky.
But then a whole group of them were coming towards me, and these kids were in the company of their Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Meyer Chaifetz of The Mirrer Yeshiva.
My curiosity was obvious, so Rav Chaifetz stopped his chevra and explained that because the class had excelled in a chazora that encompassed four weeks of difficult gemora, he decided that they were entitled to an outing that I’m sure none of them, nor I, will ever forget.
It should be noted that the Rebbe took his helmet off for the photo.
Ashreinu for a Rebbe like this!