Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter



Thrown Off the Scent

Shayna Friedman

“I hate these garbage trucks!” Chavi was going to be late. They had been sitting in traffic at 47th Street and 14th Avenue for the last 20 minutes and all because of an awful garbage truck. It was bad enough she had to go to the doctor and miss the siyum — but now this?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Well, it really all began with that rusty nail sticking out of an old desk that had scraped her when she ran past it. The old desks were lined up in the hallway waiting for garbage removal. Another red light. Chavi let out a huge sigh. “Chava’la, being aggravated won’t get us there any faster,” Mrs. Lemmel said. “You’re off from school and we’re going out together. Let’s enjoy it.” “Enjoy it?! I’m going to miss the siyum because of this!” Chavi waved her hand at the large truck ahead of them, blocking the street. “Okay,”Mrs.Lemmel stopped her. “I’m going to catch up on some Tehillim, but just imagine if there were no garbage trucks.”

To read the rest of this story, please buy this issue of Mishpacha or sign up for a weekly subscription

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.
CAPTCHA
Message


MM217
 
No Misunderstandings
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Hashem revealed the secret of a balanced life
What Was the Court’s Rush?
Yonoson Rosenblum The Democratic Party’s descent into madness
Survey? Oy Vey
Eytan Kobre How could YAFFED promote such a farce?
Filling the Void
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik Jewish leaders don’t need to be declared or coronated
Top 5 Ways We Remember Our Rebbeim (and we love them for it!)
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin An ode to these pivotal people in my life
Hanging On in Newark
Rabbi Nosson Scherman Rabbi Nosson Scherman remembers the shul of his youth
A Fine Kettle of Fish
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The “minor” chasadim are often the most meaningful
The Next Hill
Jacob L. Freedman The look on Malachi’s face nearly broke my heart
Tradition and Modern Meet in One Long Dance
Riki Goldstein Fusing tradition and modernity comes naturally to him
A Playlist for Shabbos
Riki Goldstein What does Moshy Kraus sing at the Shabbos table?
With Flying Colors
Riki Goldstein My 15 seconds of fame on the Carnegie Hall stage
Full Faith
Faigy Peritzman With emunah, everyone’s obligation is the same
Speechless
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Silence isn’t always golden
The Only One
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Within every Jew is the flame of instinctive emunah