Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday on the Mitzvah Tank

I happen to walk by the intersection of 57th street and Fifth avenue at 2pm this afternoon. The Chabad Mitzvah Tank, which is a bus converted into a small synagogue, was, as usual, parked there and one of the resident rabbis was outside trying to find a few people to complete a minyan (a quorum of 10 men necessary to conduct a legitimate service). I joined the group for the afternoon mincha prayer service. Hanging out in the tank, it's always interesting to see Jewish people, that have not been very observant, brought in and see them experience putting on tifillin, and participating in the 15 minute afternoon service.