April 17, 2008
Let All Who Are Hungry Come and Eat ….
A good friend who works with Shoah survivors and children of survivors was in touch by phone today. Would it be possible to help provide some extra funds in the form of supermarket coupons so that they could shop for Pesach food without worrying about the high cost? (Having just returned a few days ago from my own third trip to the market, I knew just what they were going to face-prices are outrageous!) We know the situations of the people she was referring to and gladly agreed. Many are very old, living on meager funds and a holiday like this could truly impact their already tenuous financial situation. In a short time I had ordered the scrip and it was on the way to each person’s home.
We were also asked if we could share in the cost of a Pesach seder for one of these individuals. With no family or friends nearby he would have had to be alone on this particularly family-centered holiday. Of course! This was an easy but incredibly important request to fulfill. Another person’s holiday would be brighter….