Limmud NY 2014 has ended

Tenne Naomi Lavi

Dvelopment Director
A Hasidic tale tells of a Rebbe in a village in Russia who used to take a dip in the river every morning before praying. One day it happened that the village policeman, who was new and on his first patrol just before sunrise, saw the Rebbe diving into the frozen river. The policeman ran to the strange old man, calling to him to get out of the river and shouting, "Who are you? What do you want? And where are you going?" The old Rebbe smiled gently and asked the policeman: "How much do they pay you for this job?"; "Ten Kufeykas a day", answered the young policeman. "I'll tell you what", said the Rebbe, "I will pay you twenty Kufeykas a day if you come to me every morning and ask me who I am, what I want and where I am going".