Dreaming of Moshiach

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Match Made In Heaven

She was from a rich family and he was poor. Someone highly recommended a "shidduch" (date) for them and they agreed. They immediately like each other and decided to wed. But the parents of the girl, Becky, extremely opposed. They told their daughter that if she marries him, Levi, they will disown her and will never see a penny from the million dollar dowery [+/-] show/hide text
they put away for her.

Becky didn't know what to do. Levi told her to speak to his Rosh Yeshiva and whatever his decision will be, to accept. She drove to Lakewood and the Rosh Yeshiva told her that only HaShem makes matches and if she feels very strongly that Levi is her "match", she is welcome to stay at their home till the wedding. She never returned to her parents.

The Rosh Yeshiva saved $30,000 for his eldest son's wedding but he was only 16 at the time. With this money, he made them a wedding and with the remaining, they purchased a small home in Brooklyn.

Life for Becky wasn't easy but she loved Levi and his love for her compensated for all the money in the world. Becky didn't work and Levi was a Melamed (teacher) in Lakewood 3 times a week. The rest of the time, he learned. They struggled with the financial burdens and Levi, wanting to please his newlywed wife, would purchase every Friday fresh flowers for Shabbat, with money they didn't have...

One very rainy evening, as Levi was driving his beat up 1980 chevrolet to Lakewood to work, he sees a man waving for help, right off the Verazzano bridge. He stops his car and asks the man if he needs help. The man tells him that he is on his way to a very secretive meeting and his car broke down and because the meeting is secretive, he cannot call anyone for help. Levi has no clue how to fix cars so he offers him a ride into Lakewood. The man says that the car has a flat tire and maybe Levi knows something about flat tires. Levi was surprised - that's it? It happens to be that the only thing he knows to fix are flat tires.

Under the beating rain, Levi changed the tire. The man took out a few bills to pay him for the service but Levi refused to accept it. The man, thinking that $500 is not enough for Levi, took out more bills - $5,000 - and begged Levi to accept it as a token of gratitude. Levi refused, again. Not understanding how anyone would reject this amount, the man asked Levi to explain. Levi told the non-Jew that it is a "Mitzvah" and explained what it means. The man was impressed, he said he didn't know that Jews do "Mitzvah" and if he is not willing to accept money, at least give him his home address and he'll send flowers as a token of appreciation. Levi accepted the "deal", gave him his address, and run off to give a class.

A few months passed and Levi forgot the whole story. One day, Friday, a man knocks on the door to their home and Becky opens the door. The man tells her that he has a delivery and she should sign for it. 1/2 asleep, Becky signs and within 15 minutes, her house looked like the Garden of Eden, flowers, more flowers, and more flowers. Becky was sure that this was from Levi and waited till he returns from Shacharit to ask him why so many flowers. Levi arrives shortly after and can hardly get thru the front door. "What's going on", he asked Becky. She was so sure that he sent the flowers, it never occured to her that it wasn't him. They checked for a card, anything, who are the flowers from? Finally, they found a small card. Levi opened it and read it our loud,
Thank you for teaching me Mitzvah. Your mortage is completely paid and the house is yours. I also deposited (6 digit number) in bank account.... Thank you.
Sincerely, Donald Trump.

Told to us by Levi's brother.




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו