We’d spent all day doing house visits without much success. It was late, we were tired, and we decided to call it quits for the day. We like to take pictures with the wonderful, diverse people we meet, and seeing as we hadn’t met anyone that day, we opted for a comic picture alongside a closed, randomly chosen door. As we posed, we accidentally rang the doorbell and a friendly looking woman opened the door and said, “Have you rabbis come to tefillin on my husband and son? Great! Come on in!”

Our “joke” turned out to be the best part of our day, especially when the father told us that he was going to start putting on tefillin each day before work. Clearly, our ringing that doorbell was no accident after all.