Thursday, March 12, 2009

Beggars can't be Choosers or A Sign of the Times

This Purim, business for the collectors was not what it's been in recent years. Everyone I spoke to noticed a dropoff in Tzedaka collecting activity and proceeds. The proof was in the puddng for me when I went to visit a certain Rabbi,who told me the following with a twinkle in his eye. You know, he says, every year the guys come in the stretch limos and collect by the "Big Shots" and they leave me in peace. This year, he says, all of a sudden "bin ich gevoren a gvir" (I became a rich man). The guys came upstairs singing and dancing for a few Kopeks. Nuu, whooda thunk it ???