A While Ago,
I heard an incredibly disheartening story about a man with an elderly neighbor in failing health. He knew that she had almost no food, no access to medical care and no relatives at all.
As he told the story, he said “And…I almost helped her.”
Each time he almost helped her, there was another reason why he couldn’t.
Don’t let our best, most transcendent moments and acts become “almost.”
Right now, before Yom Kippur, we can really help people who are lost, vulnerable, desperately poor and alone.
And when we do it, it won’t be an almost Mitzva.
It will be real, and vibrant and a Z’chut* for you and for all the rest of us.