Dear Rabbi Yaakov Bender,
Yeshiva Darchei Torah is a school renowned for its superior chinuch and warmth.
No, we do not have children in the school nor do we have grandsons attending your Mosad.
We did however come into contact with two of your Rebbeim in a chance encounter that left us speechless. The experience showcased the reason that Darchei must enjoy such success with its student body. We feel compelled to share it with you so that you too can schep nachas.
We live in Boro Park but work for Ohel on Seagirt Blvd. Monday night, October 22 we were travelling hore on the Belt Parkway from work. Sudidenly the car lost all power and just died. With no power we had no way to indicate that the car was in distress. We got out of the car and stayed by the median after calling Chaveirim praying that no one crash into the car. After about 30 minutes, a car with two yeshivishe young men pulled up and asked us what the problem was and how they could assist us. These were not Chaveirim volunteers but two Rebbeim from Darchei on the way to a wedding in Lakewood. They attempted to problem solve and came to the conclusion that it was not something Chaveirim could deal with and advised us to call roadside assistance to tow the car. Once the call was made to Geico, we thanked them and told them they should continue onto their simeha. They point blank refused. It was unfathomable to them to abandon two women in what they termed was an “unsafe place”.
There was zero indication of impatience to be on their way. To them it was perfectly natural and normal to help and attempted whatever they could to ease our discomfort. They stayed with us until the tow company arrived and negotiated a better deal where he would tow the car all the way to Boro Park as opposed to the next exit. They offered to drive us home in order not to drive in the tow truck home. They even correctly diagnosed the car trouble- a burnt out alternator…
The mesiras nefesh, incredible warmth, and caring to two strangers was outstanding. What sterling middos!! With such Rebbeim it is no wonder that the student body emerge with the right values. They most certainly have whom to emulate!| And remember that this was during “off hours.”
Rabbi Spiegel and Rabbi Wahl were true malachim that were sent to our ad. We have no connection to them and yet they treated us as if we would be close family. What a pride to have them on your staffl! We apologize that this letter is reaching you a bit late, but we needed time to properly collect our thoughts to convey our deep appreciation and admiration.
No shorteuts -Chessed truly performed to the max]!!!
A freilichen Chanuka-
Mrs. Rechel Frankel
Mrs. Chaya Pinter