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True Greatness is sweating the small stuff

It isn’t just the kind deeds you do that are important, but it is also HOW you do them that counts. Sweat the small stuff because that’s where true greatness lives. I spent three inspirational hours with people selflessly giving to people who they don’t even know and will likely never meet.

It all started when I received a call from a manager at Star Market who got my name from another manager at a different branch. I immediately thanked him and Star Market for the THREE pallets of Kosher Food (approximate value $3,000 – $5,000) and contacted my friends at Ohr Shabbat who distributes food to those in need.

Ohr Shabbat immediately connected a friend who was able to bring a truck, load the pallets making two trips, and unload the truck at the destination point where the food is distributed. Now, check this out. Only a select few volunteers actually know the delivery route to protect the identity of the recipients. A crew of volunteers attended a Torah class by that weeks’ guest Rabbi-in-residence (Director of KVH Kosher Rabbi Zalman Krems). After the class, the group packed bags for extremely low income families and distributed the food that night giving families ample time to prepare for Shabbat. A true kiddush Hashem (sanctification of G-d’s name). I was once again blown away to play my small catalyst role on this incredible team called the Klal Yisrael.

The most beautiful part of this mitzvah, was the anonymity and quietness in which this act of loving kindness is done…a true beatification of a very special and important mitzvah of loving your neighbor as yourself. Shout out to Star Market and Ohr Shabbat!