Community members of Bais Menachem of North Miami Beach united Sunday night to share in a Seudas Hodaoh in honor of the safe return of two teen girls from their community and the special day of Beis Nissan.
Rabbi Yosef Marlow expounded on the true power and uniqueness of a community with the immediate outburst of response.
From a midnight tehillim gathering, bringing a turnout of over 30 women within five minutes of the email being sent out, to members literally dropping everything to travel four hours north to be there for support or assistance for the family, the school and the search. Guest speaker Rabbi Zalman L. Markowitz inspired the crowd with words of wisdom.
The community gathered to commemorate the miracle in true spirit of Beis Nissan. The fathers of both girls thanked all for their quick action and willingness to assist immediately, both in tefillah and going up to the site and helping out. Everyone’s quick actions really made them feel part of a broader family.
Members who immediately rushed up to Orlando spoke about the impression this ordeal had on the police force. One community member quoted an officer who said, “If I were to go missing tomorrow, even with all of my connections with police officials, I would not have this support or presence.”