By Dini Avichzer
I was just in Family Dollar, and standing on line in front of me was a non-Jewish babysitter watching over Jewish children.
She was buying 3 ice cream cones for them and was ready to pay for it.
I just decided to mix in and I picked up the ice cream from the counter. It did not have a hechsher. I told her, “it’s not Kosher. If you want to buy ice cream for these children, you need to go to a Kosher store.”
“Oh, Kosher store,” she said.
I said, “yes you need to go to a kosher store.”
She was nice enough to put it back and tell the kids that it’s not kosher.
Outside the store, I showed her where the Marketplace is down the block. I told her, that’s a Kosher store where you can buy ice cream for the kids.
This didn’t happen a while ago. It happened this afternoon and it happened to me. If your children are with a babysitter – there’s never too much caution.
I’m still a little shaken up from the incident, from the hashgocha protis that I was at the right place at the right time and that I had the chutzpah to actually mix into someone else’s business and say what had to be said.
Please share this, and may we all have chassidishe nachas from our kids.