Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tank Crew

I was minding my own business standing in front of the Mitzvah Tank taking a cell phone picture to send to a friend of mine who is a huge fan of the MT when one of them saw me and asked, "are you Jewish?"

"No," I said. I really hate lying to these guys, but if I had said "yes" they'd have had me wrapped up in tefillin and davening just like the other dude I saw all wrapped up as I made my initial approach to take the cell phone picture.

"Can you take our picture?" one of them asked, noticing the YashMat hanging around my neck. This was the second of two shots, with them in slightly better focus than the first. I do like how Schneerson is peeking over their shoulders. Big Rebbe is Watching YOU!

I almost gave them a card, but stopped myself because if I'd have done that they'd have seen my last name and would have known they were lied to.

I'm sorry guys. Even though I was a star bar-mitzvah student with all the best intentions it didn't really carry over into my adult life. But who knows, maybe I'll catch up to you guys someday.


  1. Well, what can we say except that its a small world after all! If you ever DO get the feeling that you'd like to do a mitzvah with us, be it tefillin or anything else (torah, blessing on food, shabbat candles, matzah etc.) Give us a shout either via twitter (@MitzvahTank) or via email at parkave@mitzvahtanks.com and find out when and where we'll be that would work out for you!

  2. mommy of the bochur on the leftJune 16, 2010 at 8:25 AM

    thanks for the nachas! thank you e. coli for the beautiful photo!



  4. Thanks for posting this! I was trying to describe the awesumnity of the Mitzvah Tank to my California friends...and here it is!

  5. Just send them to this post.

    My ego demands it!