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A student teaches a lesson

A student teaches a lesson

Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 2:33 am

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Many times the most heartwarming letters come from the most unexpected places, such as the one I received last week:

A woman in the community, who attends school in Victoria, was scheduled to take a major exam on April 16. When she realized that it was the second day of Pesach – it was clear to her that she wouldn't write a test on the holiday. She presented her request to her instructor who told her that it would need to be approved by the department chair. To make sure that the school would accommodate her, she asked me to send an email to support her request. I was obviously very happy to do that, and I sent it immediately. Here is the response I got shortly after:

“Thank you for responding so quickly. Having received your confirmation, I am happy to provide L.  with an alternative time to write her exam. I will copy you on my email to her, but wanted to write privately to both thank you and to express how much I enjoy reading your blog and other articles posted on Chabad of Vancouver Island. Faith is an area of many lives – my own included – that does not receive the attention that it should. I’m pleased to support that in one of our students.”

Turns out the standing true to your faith, not only is it the right thing to do, it is a source of inspiration to all.  

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