The Spalter Family went on Mivtzoyim During Sukkos,
Helped Yidden Bench Lulav, and Yidden make a Bracha לישב בסוכה.
This is Meir and Hudi’s father writing.
I know Meir and Hudi already submitted the amount of Mitzvos they helped yidden do over the yomtov, but I wanted to give a little more information about one special mitzvah they did.
On Sunday Chol Hamoed, our family was supposed to go on a full day trip, the only trip we would be going on this year. Sunday morning, as we got ready to leave on the trip, we got a call a yid from West Davie had passed away and his shliach was stuck in NY. The shliach asked if I could officiate the levaya in his stead, as we have a shaichus with the family, Meir and Hudi had actually done mivtzoyim with him in past years, including shaking the Lulav and Esrog with him on a number of occasions.
I told Meir and Hudi that it was their choice, we can either do this special mitzvah or they can choose to go on the trip like we had promised them, reminding them that we woudl not be able to go on another trip this year. Without hesitation, they said they wanted to help do this special mitzvah, and they also came with in order to shake Lulav and Esrog with everyone that attended (outside the cemetery) in the zechus of the niftar, Moshe ben Ber.
While they have been reporting their mitzvah log all throughout yomtov, I thought it was important that I share the sacrifice they made, happily, in order to bring kavod to a mes and to help yidden do the mitzvos of yomtov.
Thank you for helping them learn to appreciate the beauty of a mitzvah,