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Don’t Stop Atoning

Amazing story in the Atonement Forum: A long time ago, when I was in the seventh grade at a Hebrew Day School, there was a new kid in our class from Israel. I'll call him Shuki. Shuki was only in … Read More

By / August 30, 2007

Amazing story in the Atonement Forum:

A long time ago, when I was in the seventh grade at a Hebrew Day School, there was a new kid in our class from Israel. I'll call him Shuki. Shuki was only in the States for one or two years because his father was getting his PhD at one of the local universities. Because, even then, I was interested in the world, travel and meeting people from other countries, I befriended Shuki, who was a bit of a loner due to his short stature, natural shyness, limited command of English and his very strong Israeli accent.

I remember that I was one of the few in the class who attended his bar mitzvah and how his mother took my mother aside at the time to tell her how happy she was that Shuki had such a good friend in me because the move to the States had been so hard for him. Such was my relationship with Shuki.

One day, for no particular reason other than to be funny, I called up one of the girls in the class and, doing my best Israeli accent, I pretended to be Shuki…

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