THE RECITAL HALL
visitor to Israel attended a recital and concert at
the Moscovitz Auditorium and was quite impressed
with the architecture and the acoustics.
He inquired of the tour guide, “Is this magnificent
auditorium named after Chaim Moscovitz, the famous
“No,” replied the guide.
“It is named after Moscovitz, the writer.”
“Never heard of him.
What did he write?”
The guide looked at him
and replied, “A check.”
CHAIM'S LAST WORDS
had been a faithful Jew and was in the hospital,
near death. The family called their rabbi to stand
As the rabbi stood next to the bed, Chaim’s
condition appeared to deteriorate, and he motioned
frantically for something to write on.
The rabbi lovingly handed him a pen and a piece of
paper, and Chaim used his last bit of energy to
scribble a note, and he died.
The rabbi thought it best to not look at the note at
that time, so he placed it in his jacket pocket.
At the funeral, as he was finishing the message, the
rabbi realized that he was wearing the same jacket
that he was wearing when Chaim died.
He said, “You know,
Chaim handed me a note just before he died. I
haven’t looked at it, but knowing Chaim, I’m sure
there’s a word of inspiration there for us all.”
As the mourners listened, he opened the note, and
read, “Hey! You’re standing on my oxygen tube!”