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A Hitchhiker's Guide to a Better Life

A Hitchhiker's Guide to a Better Life

You hit a parked car. No one is around. What do you do?

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March 21, 2009

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Visitor Comments: 15

(15) NesanelS, December 22, 2015 9:39 AM

Similar story

I once got a ride with an avreich (married Kollel student) from one of the large yeshivos, as we got into the car he noticed a little note on his windshield. He got it; it said 'please make sure to only take one space in the future'. He said to me 'oh, I thought I was getting some money!' It is nice to know that it is common amongst religious people to leave such a note (even if there are no camera systems etc.). But the truth in this case is, that he DID gain something; he gained a lesson, and that’s valuable. Like we learn from what Yaakov said to Shim'on and Levi when he was giving blessings at the end of his life. He gave them what seems to be rebuke. The rabbis of Mussar -Torah Ethics ask, what was the blessing? They answer that the greatest blessing is to know where top improve (in the words of one great rabbi today ‘to know one’s limitations).

(14) Anonymous, May 13, 2012 1:59 AM

only in Israel!

(13) Anonymous, June 27, 2010 11:27 PM

Its so nice to see people do the right things - always remember G-D is watching and you dont want to pay for anyhting in the world-to-come. This was very nicely done.

(12) zahva, January 28, 2010 5:25 AM


so cute!! beautifully done!!

(11) Annie, June 29, 2009 11:10 PM

oops! ooh... aaawwh...

good on you! this takes much more courage than you think!

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