In the old days, somewhere in Eastern Europe, a traveler arrived in a shtetl in the middle of winter. There, outside the synagogue, and old man sat on a bench, shivering in the cold. "What are you doing here?" asked the traveler. "I am waiting for the coming of Messiah." "That is indeed a very important job," said the traveler. "I supposed that the community pays you a good salary?" "No, not at..
Mrs.Shapiro, from Brookline, Massachusetts, was travelling in the Himalyas, in search of a holy man who lived on one of the most inaccessible peaks of that mighty mountain chain. After many weeks of travel, enduring great hardship, she finally reached that place. A young disciple of the holy man received her and told her, "The holy man is very busy. Today is Tuesday. He can see you on Friday, a..
This young American was traveling in India, looking for the meaning of existence. He was told that way up there, on one of the most inaccessible peaks of the Himalayas, there was a holy man hwo was supposed to know the answer. The young American spent many weeks wandering, enduring great hardship, and finally reached the place where the holy man resided. There he was, sitting immobile, his eyes..
Around the turn of the century a newly ordained rabbi was sent out from his yeshiva on he lower East Side of New York to become the first rabbi to miniser to a congregation in Alaska. His old teacher bid him farewell, blessed him, and said, "and remember, my son, always remember - life is like a cup of tea." The young rabbi went out to Alaska, and he was very busy there, but every now and again..