UPDATE: I didn't win the jackpot :(
The nicest thing happened to me today:
I was standing in front of a store, waiting for the city bus, it was FREEZING outside, and I noticed a little old lady standing next to me, shivering. I asked her if she was OK, and she said that she had been waiting for the bus for a long time and was very cold. I told her that she could wait inside the store, where it was warm, and that I would call her when the bus came. Five minutes later, I went to tell her that it had arrived. As we were boarding the bus, she handed me a lottery ticket that she had bought for me in the store and said that I was "so sweet to worry about her."
I was totally floored. I really hadn't done much of anything. I think that it was so sweet of her to have bought me a present.
Anyway, the jackpot is $150 million. Wish me luck!
Weinstein, Mayim Bialik and the Perils of Religious Instruction - *I wrote the following for my Beit Midrash's weekly email, and on reflection I'd like to get feedback from a broader population, so I'm reproducing it here...
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