"Moreshet Avot" (our Fathers' Heritage) synagogue
inside the synagogue
We've just celebrated The High Holidays: Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) .
I have several prayer books that belonged to my late parents. A few years ago I tried to donate the books to the synagogue in our town. My parents were faithful members of that institution ; their names were immortalized on the Remembrance Wall in the building's entrance.
The guy there was reluctant about the donation. A kid about 10-12 years old who was with him (probably his son ) said to me:
'Lady, keep these books; they'll protect you, they'll keep you and your house safe and well'.
I stood speechless. Why didn't I think about that? Such wise words coming from a young boy!
During the Holidays I read at home, out of what used to be my mother's book, and feel good, even proud about that.