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Biological clock of the Jewish soul

Biological clock of the Jewish soul

Friday, 6 February, 2015 - 1:19 pm

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On Wednesday, Leon Zetler, owner of “Aubergine", called me.  “Rabbi, are you coming to see me today? I have a special gift for you”…

I enjoy visiting Leon anytime; aside from shmoozing with a good friend, and being the only store that sells Kosher meat and Israeli products on the Island, often I get to meet other members of the community shopping there.  In fact, a few of our good friends I met first at this specialty food grocery in Fernwood.  However, the 'special gift' got me really curious.

Leon.jpgAs I walked into Aubergine later that day, Leon handed me a huge case of mandarin oranges.  “I just got these beautiful and tasty oranges from Israel. It’s a gift for your family!"

After thanking Leon for the nice gesture, I ask with excitement "Do you know what’s the date today?”

“February fourth, why are you asking?” was his response.

“You wouldn’t believe it!"  I told Leon, “You have given us the most perfect gift! Today is Tu Bshvat and as I’m sure you know there is a Jewish custom to eat fruits from the land of Israel TODAY!”.

Leon was shocked from the coincidence.  To me it was clear that it was the biological clock of the Jewish soul that gave him this random idea!

On Tu B’shvat our family joined many generations of Jews who made great efforts to taste fruits from our homeland.  By us though it came with no effort...

Comments on: Biological clock of the Jewish soul
2/6/2015

Shelley Evans wrote...

What a beautiful story!
2/6/2015

Shelley Evans wrote...

What a beautiful story!
2/6/2015

Heidi wrote...

So wonderful! :D