The Human Side of the Story

For the week ending 23 June 2007 / 7 Tammuz 5767

The Bus Driver Comes Through

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

In Jerusalem there is a group of religious women who daily make an early morning trip to the Kotel on an Egged Company bus to pray at the holy site.

When it came to Israel Independence Day a problem arose because the buses didn't start running until a later hour. The driver informed the group that one of the company buses could be rented on a private basis and suggested that the collection be made among the group members to cover the cost. This was duly done but the amount collected was 150 shekelim short of the required sum. Not willing to lose out on the merit of taking this group on its sacred mission, the driver agreed to supply the missing amount himself!

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