“My neighbor took his daughter to Israel in honor of her Bat Mitzvah. On the last day of her trip, they went to a soup kitchen so the Bat Mitzvah girl would learn about chesed firsthand. There they distributed 700 pekeluch (goody bags) to 700 children with a little note which read in Hebrew, “In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of…”. As things started to wind down, the Bat Mitzvah girl’s family began to pack up. Suddenly,  one of the little boys who was given a goody bag came running up to the Bat Mitzvah girl with a bag of Doritos with a little note that read in Hebrew, “A gift in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of…” The little boy explained, “My mother told me that I have to give the Bat Mitzvah girl a gift and this was all I had”.

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