Yossi was not sure why David wanted him to think about how he was feeling when he saw what was happening around him, but he trusted David. He trusted him because his Rabbi had told him that David could help him, but also because he was comfortable around David. He was a good listener and Yossi felt that David cared about him and wanted to help Yossi to understand what was happening to him, what caused it to happen and how he could learn to control this unique power.
Yossi’s Rabbi called him one evening at home and asked him to come to his office the next day. He wanted him to meet someone.
The next day, after Yeshiva, Yossi went to his Rabbi’s office. The Rabbi opened the door and there, sitting in a chair, was a young man with a knitted Kippa (head covering), a colorful shirt and light pants. Yossi had never seen someone dressed like this in his Yeshiva
My Bubie gets upset when she comes to our home in Mea Shearim and sees writing on the walls that say hateful things about other Jews. She knows that most people do not agree with what is written but, every time she comes, the writing is still there. This story is one about the power of words, to hurt or to heal. It is in three parts, one for the next three weeks. My Bubie says words are more powerful than weapons and we must always be careful with how we use them.