Monday, December 19, 2011

You're Jewish?

Yakov Jacobson was doing pre-Chanukah mivzoim [outreach] in Laguna Beach, CA, when he happened upon a familiar character who - he was surprised to find out - is a Jew! The man had never put on tefilin before, a 'Karkafta,' and Yakov helped him do the mitzvah for the first time in his life.

Source: Crown Heights Info


Lemon said...

Love this!

yaak said...

The story is nice, but the picture rubs me the wrong way. He should have taken the outfit off before putting on Tefilin. To me, it looks like Toveil Vesheretz Beyado.

Rather, I would have liked to see a before and after picture - that would have had the same effect without the ickiness to it.

Devorah said...

It's a photo that needs to be published with the clarification... but for me, it says this is where we are in 5772: there's still work to be done in the world to bring back the lost Jews. And it's the reason the shluchim are still outside of Israel, rounding up the lost sheep. That is the answer to all the people screaming ""Aliyah or die"". There's still a lot of work to be done here before we all merit to live in the Land.