Dear Rabbi Wallerstein,
You are probably in overdrive mode right now, trying to catch up after your whirlwind England trip.
Our most renowned British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill gave his famous speech in 1940 when speaking about the impact of the RAF on the War saying ‘Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.’
I believe that the same can be said about Rabbi Wallerstein some 70 years later. After 24 droshos, tens of hours of speech, advice, chizuk and brocho the impact and the ripple effect of your trip will be felt for many days and weeks to come.
We all know the famous story of the guy who paid for his room in the ocean liner and then began drilling a hole in his room. When the captain threw him off the ship the fool complained that he had paid for his room and was entitled to do what he wanted. Of course, he had forgotten that a little hole in his room, would create a catastrophic ripple effect. If that is true by bad stuff, how much more is it true by good matters, for middah toivah merubah
Who can measure, how many London Yidden will treat the Shabbos with more respect as a result of your words? Who can gauge how many people will now build bullet proof vests for their kids as a result of your impassioned plea? And above all, who can ascertain how many Yidden will begin looking at their Yiddishkeit with a renewed sense of vigour and warmth. You may have actually spoken to hundreds but the ripple effect will impact thousands.