I had planned to go to another borough but no matter what it seemed to be difficult. Finally I decided to go downtown for another reason and went to my old neighborhood that I lived in for about 4+ years. No Matzo and I tried about 4 or 5 stores. Came to the realization of my beliefs about 6 years ago and have been taking steps and reading Tanakh and the Babylonian Talmud, but started putting more into practice. From Modeh Ani, to Netilat Yadyim I’m always eager to learn, but do not have a Rabbi to ask the 21 questions I have. I was raised a loose Catholic so I had read their version of the O.T. before and always loved it. So this would be my first attempt at Pesach and I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Anyhow after not being able to find Matzo this early evening I decided to check some Kosher Supermarkets I’d seen online a while back. I got there as it was only one stop from the L.E.S. and as I began to realize I was getting close to where these two stores should be there was an Orthodox guy behind me so I decided to ask him if I was on the right track for these stores. He informed me they were closed. (Why didn’t I think of this I’ll never know, I’m a baby in this). I asked him if he could think of any store around here that may be open and have. He thought for a brief moment and then told me to wait on this corner and quickly took off. I tried to say “no wait”. I couldn’t believe it. He was going to his house to get some for ME !! I got some money together because this act of kindness was shocking and amazing to me. I’d give some to charity at his Shul and some for him to cover the costs. Right before it felt like it could begin to rain he appears with a bag and gives it to my shocked self. I’m thanking him over and over again and I try to give him the money for this most kind gesture, but it became clear quickly he would not accept it. I asked if he could take it and put it in charity then and he told me he can’t handle money anyway and he seemed like he was in a rush. He did turn around and go back where he came from to get this for me. I wasn’t aware of the money thing as it was not Shabbat so that left me puzzled, but I know the first two days the same no working applies, but I was unfamiliar with the money and any other commandments I may not know about. I know this man won’t see this, but his kind gesture and devotion to Torah and HaShem just left me speechless as I walked back toward the train. I know I still have a lot of learning to do and hopefully I will find a Rabbi I can study under but this is something I will never forget. May G_d Bless him, his friends, and family. Shalom Chag Pesach Sameach.
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