Monday, February 04, 2013

Let's Stay Safe - The Video

This past Shabbos I had the pleasure and distinct honor of a surprise visitor. Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz knocked on my door during the Seudah Shelishis.  He was in town as a ‘Scholar in Residence’ at  the Sephardi Shul Ohel Shalom Torah Center -  an event co-sponsored by the Chicago Rabbinical Council (CRC).

Rabbi Horowitz had walked about a mile from where he was stationed to visit me. To say I was surprised is an understatement.  He stayed just a few minutes because he was scheduled to give a presentation at the Shul that hosted him. Not only is Rabbi Horowitz a hero, he is a Mentch. If only the world were filled with more Mechanchim like him, half the problems in Judaism would disappear.

Rabbi Horowitz has asked me to post a short video (40 seconds) dealing with child sex abuse prevention based on book that deals with it. I am happy to do so.

This video was posted first on Modern Uberdox, a blog owned by Neil Harris. This man too is a gem of a human being. A role model for Jewish attitude. To quote from his blog:
This past week, this amazing book became available as a read-aloud video that is downloadable.  The suggested donation is $5.00, but as the website states, "any donation will get you to the download page".  Below is a 30 second sample of the read-aloud video.  As the title of this post indicates, my donation for the download is probably the best donation I have ever made.
The video follows.

Safety Video Home page  here.
Full video can be downloaded here.