The Human Side of the Story

For the week ending 20 March 2010 / 4 Nisan 5770

The First Carrot Peeler in Jerusalem

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

There was great excitement in Jerusalem when the first shipment of modern carrot peelers arrived in the city. And who was the first housewife to receive as a gift this new gadget that made the work of the housekeeper a bit easier? The wife of the Torah giant, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, zatzal.

It probably came to his attention as a result of a halachic question regarding the need to immerse such a utensil in a mikveh before use. But once he became aware of its existence he rushed to purchase one for his wife as an expression of his appreciation of her role as his wife.

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