A sofer (or Judaica store owner) tells the story of returning to work after Simchas Torah and calling customers to pick up their orders of Tefillin when one order caught his eye – the customer was from Nir Oz.
He texted the customer, Renana Yaakov, to ask how she and her family were doing. She responded that her son, Yagil Yaakov, was taken hostage in Gaza, and he is supposed to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah in one and a half months.
While holding a tefillin bag embroidered with the name Yagil Yaakov, he tells how he felt awful and told her he would refund her order.
Renana responded, “Noam, you aren’t refunding me a penny. Yagil will come home and we’re going to make a big celebration. We’re going to need the Tefillin for his Bar Mitzvah.”
Today, Yagil Yaakov was released.
THANK YOU HASHEM!
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Mazel Tov Yagil, may your Bar Mitzvah be joyous and may that joy continue to increase every day.
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