What do you do when a Jew tells you they already put Tefillin when you know they haven’t? One man tells how his saying no changed his life for the better, and he has a message for all Lubavitchers.
What do you do when a Jew tells you they already put Tefillin when you know they haven’t? Hear the story of how one man’s saying no changed his life for the better.
“About 12 years ago, I was walking one Sunday to my store on Lincoln Road when Rabbi Zev Katz approached me and asked me if I was Jewish, I answered yes. He then asked me did you put on tefillin today?
“I grew up frum, and graduated Yeshiva University, but things happened and I haven’t put on tefillin for a couple of years. I wasn’t proud of it but I answered: “Thank you Rabbi, no thanks. I already put them down today” and walked away.
“As I walked away I thought to myself: This is what you do? Here is an opportunity came knocking for you you just shoo it away?” From that day every single day I put on Tefillin.
His message for all Lubavitchers: You are doing good work, don’t just concentrate on the yeses. Even the noes can have a very big impact.