NOTE from Ariel Cohen Alloro: The $2 donation for the Pidyon haBen is still very relevant for the Facing Each Other project!
It was in a Hasidic Farbrengen (Hassidic gathering) with Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh Shlit”a on the eve of Yom Kippur, about 3-4 years ago.
This piece of cake is called by the Chassidim a “Lekach”, which in Gematria is equivalent with ‘2 million’ (לקח = 2 מליון = 138).
When the rabbi handed me the cookie, I said to the rabbi: “Is this instead of the 2 million!”
The rabbi replied: “I try to be patient, but, you must hurry”.
I asked: “Hurry up for what?”
He replied: “Hurry up to get the $2 million donation”.
I answered him: “But, I brought you a donor and you rejected him”!
He replied… (and then, the video recording silenced the sound): “He (the donor) was not a successful one …
PS: See the videos: Ariel Cohen Alloro – $2Million – Speed Fundraising Marathon – Who will be among the 153 Big Fish? We have found 1 “Big Fish”” Founder for the FEO who made a donation of $13,100 and we need another 152 “Big Fish” founders for this project, to make it happen…
For donations in the Fundraising Marathon: https://facingeachother.org/fundraisi…
We appreciate all our supporters and donors making any donation to FEO. They are very precious for this initiative, in the eyes of G-D, HASHEM and for Israel.
Many blessings from Ariel Cohen Alloro to all our dear friends!