If you are reading this, it is a good sign. It means you’ve chosen to read a site that highlights the positive things about us, frum Yidden. Why, it’s no secret that there are those out there in cyberspace whose sole goal is to find things that paint us in a negative light. Yes, I know, it’s pretty pathetic, but that’s a whole different discussion, so let me get to what I wish to share with you today.
I recently attended the wedding of a friend in a hall that began catering to the Jewish community not long ago. While enjoying a lavish meal, the waitress, a very friendly individual, politely asked if anyone needed her services. We declined and took the opportunity to ask her about her impressions of Jewish weddings. She smiled.
“Firstly, I love watching the men dance and it’s awesome to see everyone so lively.”
I inquired, “Is that only seen at Jewish weddings?”
She replied, “Well, I’ll tell you this: at Jewish weddings, the guests make me feel like a person. They give me respect, are always so appreciative, always saying ‘Thank you so much’ and ‘I’ll tell your boss that you do a great job.’ I am amazed by your people.”
We smiled at her while she continued serving. My friend and I glanced at each other. We both had the same expression. Here we were, listening to a non-Jew praising our nation, telling us how impressed she was.
Mi K’amcha Yisroel. Keep on making Hashem proud.
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