I was walking up the stairs leaving the Kotel area when a teenaged
boy came running after me.
“Are you Gutman?” He must have recognized me from the YouTube videos.
“You made my father religious… you got him started keeping the Torah.”
I happily *potched* (gentle slaps) him on both cheeks a few times and
said, “That’s why you’re in the World.”
“Do you put on tefillin in the morning?”
He said that he did.
I explained how the blessing we say when we do a *mitzvah* tells us
that doing that *mitzvah* makes us holy, and that he should think about
this when he puts them on. I also told him that he has to be happy when he
does a *mitzvah* or he didn’t do it right.
He walked away, very happy that he met me, and for sure he was going
to tell his father that he met me and what I told him.
I had thirty seconds to change the kid’s life. I hope I did.
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