In the Eye of the Beholder
Shalom Ross lost his contact lens while playing basketball in his driveway. After a brief, fruitless search, he gave up. His mother Raizy took up the cause and within minutes found the lens.
"How did you do that?" Shalom asked.
"We weren’t looking for the same thing," Mrs. Ross explained. "You were looking for a small piece of plastic. I was looking for $150."
A local tzedakah had never received a donation from a certain wealthy man, so Rabbi Epstein, the tzedakah's Executive Director made a phone call.
“Our records show that you are a very wealthy man, yet you haven’t given a penny to our charity,” the Rabbi began. “Wouldn’t you like to help the community?”
The man replied, “Did your research show that my mother is ill, with extremely expensive medical bills?”
“Um, no,” mumbled the Rabbi.
“Or that my brother is blind and unemployed? Or that my sister’s husband died, leaving her broke with four kids?”
“I … I … I had no idea.”
“So,” said the man, “if I don’t give them any money, why would I give any to you?”
21st Century Chametz Cleaning Tips
1.. Open a new file in your PC.
2.. Name it "Chometz."
3.. Send it to the RECYCLE BIN.
4.. Empty the RECYCLE BIN.
5.. Your PC will ask you, "Are you sure you want to delete Chometz permanently?"
6.. Calmly answer, "Yes," and press the mouse button firmly......
7.. Feel better?
Works every time!