As I walked down my street I saw this warm inviting glow from my neighbor’s window. I went up to their door and knocked. I heard a small voice inside.
“Ima! The Shabbat Queen Has come! I must let her in!”
And just like that the door swung open just to see a young girl age ranging between 6 and 8 years old.
“Oh. Hello. Can I help you in a way that I’m not breaking Shabbos?” The little girl said to me almost sounding disappointed.
“Esther! Who was it?” Said a young woman as she rounded the corner.
“Oh. Is this a bad time? I was wondering if I could stay with you for Shabbos dinner?” I asked. I knew that it was the only thing I wanted to do.
“Of course! Any guest is better than none at all!” The young lady answered with an inviting smile.
I will never forget that Friday night for the rest of the of my life. All the dancing and singing. And of course ALL the kugel!
Orly Tunkel, Age 10