A noted author and journalist has a good story to write after his son was taken to yeshiva by a local police officer. Some might say that it’s a contemporary takeoff of Shmuel Kunda’s tale about Mayor Fiorella LaGuardia paying a nickel for the trolley for Heshy Himmelstein to go to yeshiva.
Writer Yisroel Besser of Montreal was stopped by a local policeman for unpaid registration and was told that his vehicle couldn’t be driven until the lapsed payment was settled.
Rabbi Besser, a contributing editor at Mishpacha Magazine, a bestselling author, and a columnist at Yated Ne’eman, told the officer that his son Yechiel had to somehow get to yeshiva.
“I took the ticket like a man,” Besser wrote online, “and asked Officer K Dumas, ‘Would you drive him to school?’ He took the challenge like a man and welcomed Yechiel to his police car and drove him to school. Classy job.”