The Other Side of the Story - The Wedding

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The Other Side of the Story - Giving People the Benefit of the Doubt

The Wedding

Here is a true story that happened recently. I knew that my neighbor had a wedding to attend that day. His Rosh Yeshivah's daughter was getting married, and he had told me he wanted to be in time for the chuppah. When I passed by his house late that afternoon, I saw him davening mincha (praying the afternoon service) in his dining room. I thought to myself, "What a nerve! Getting to a wedding on time certainly doesn't justify missing davening mincha in shul with a minyan of ten people! And besides, the chuppah is usually later than the advertised time anyway." The following day I met my neighbor and asked him: "Well, how was the wedding last night?" "Oh, I didn't go in the end," he replied, "I was feeling so sick, I couldn't even leave the house, not even for davening!"

Submitted by Ravi Shahar


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Based on "The Other Side of the Story" by Mrs. Yehudis Samet, ArtScroll Series

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