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Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Dear Friends,

I would like to thank the 170 men, women and children who participated in the different services throughout the High Holidays at our Chabad "Bahnhof" Shul. The participation of each one of you created the wonderful atmosphere that we had. 
I'd like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the friends who took the time to email and call with positive feedback as well as advice. Your warm response is very encouraging!
This week, an interesting incident occurred in Israel...

Thousands of people (and maybe more) were stuck for a good couple of hours in their homes, work places and elevators, without electricity. After a quick investigation, something completely unexpected was found. One of the young workers and the electric company by mistake leaned on a main switch, and thereby caused this annoying short circuit.
Thinking about it, it brought me to a very simple conclusion. Every deed of every individual is so meaningful, we sometimes don't even realize to what extent. If it so in negative issues, how much more so with positive actions.
Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, known as the Rambam (Maimonides) wrote many years ago "a person should always see himself as balanced and the world as balanced. If he will do only one Mitzvah, it will tip the scale to the good side.
If more and more people would live by this line, the world would definitely be a better place to live in.
The only thing we need is another Mitzvah, another single good deed!
Starting tonight, many Jewish families worldwide will move their dining rooms from the house to the Sukkah for seven days. Which means, that besides for the mitzvah, there is another side benefit: Even if a young worker will hit the wrong button, it won't bother us as much. We are anyhow using much less electricity for the next seven days.
So, besides for the Nobel prizes, we also contribute to the world's environment.
Rivky and the children join me in wishing you a Chag Sukkot Sameach!
Hopefully, the weather will be nice this coming Sunday, and we will be able to celebrate together at the community Sukkah on the lake.
Rabbi Chaim

Comments on: One little mistake

Chartric wrote...

I bow down humbly in the psreence of such greatness.