We experienced a heartwarmingly beautiful only-in-Israel story over Shabbat. But first:
And now this:
On Friday night, just after we had finished our meal, we received word that our neighborhood’s water supply had apparently been contaminated.
B”H, we had enough bottled water on hand to make it through Shabbat, and we served only juice and soda during Shabbat lunch and at seudah shlishit.
Here’s the only-in-Israel part:
On Shabbat morning in shul, they announced that the owner of one of the local grocery stores (i.e. makolet for the Hebraically-oriented among you) – who also happens to live in the affected area – had thoughtfully placed cases of drink in front of his store.
Everyone was invited to help themselves to as much as they needed. The necessary financial arrangements would wait until after Shabbat.
!מי כעמך ישראל
“Who is like Your nation Israel…”
(Divrei HaYamim I 17:21)