By COLlive reporter
Jewish music star Lipa Schmeltzer has been spending his Pesach holiday in the sunny state of Arizona at a getaway that he described as both business and pleasure.
Tonight, he will be performing for Pesach vacationers in Phoenix with Shmuley and Bentzi Marcus of the 8th Day band and musician Eli Schwebel.
Hours before the concert, Schmeltzer took his family on a Chol Hamoed trip to the Grand Canyon, 5,000-foot-deep gorges carved by the Colorado River and known as one of the world’s natural wonders.
While the sight has been breathtaking, the winds weren’t too kind and blew off Schmeltzer’s yarmulka. Stuck in the spot, he turned around hoping to find a solution, and he soon spied a familiar face.
Standing there was Rabbi Dovie Shapiro, the Chabad Shliach in the nearby Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University, who was there with his family as well.
Always ready to help a fellow Jew, Shapiro was quick to offer his own yarmulka and wear a cap instead. Schmeltzer was more than grateful.
“No matter where a Jew may find themselves throughout the world, there will always be a Lubavitcher there to help him out,” he said with admiration.