The Wandering Little Jews
Boro Park Scoop:
The story is almost exactly identical to the previous incident which occurred on Motzei Yom Kippur. In that story a 2-year-old child was found wandering the streets by a Shomrim Volunteer. This time a child was found by a Hatzolah Volunteer at 3:30AM, early Tuesday morning.I noticed that there are exactly 51 days between the 2 incidents. This is the same number of days as the 51 days between Rosh Hodesh Elul and Hoshana Rabba, which is represented by the "Na" (נ"א) of Hosha"na" Rabba and אנא ה' הושיעה נא.
Sources tell BoroParkScoop.com, that Boro Park Hatzolah has a vehicle staffed by two volunteers which drive the streets of Boro park during the night, and respond as a first response to any call – thus enabling Hatzolah to maintain their 2 minute response time.
The Hatzolah vehicle, known at “Truck 1″, was driving on 53rd Street and New Utrecht Avenue just after 3:30AM, when they noticed a 2-year-old child in pajamas walking down the street. They quickly stopped and held the child, and contacted Boro Park Shomrim and police to see if anyone reported a child missing. There wasn’t any such calls.
Shomrim quickly did what they had done in the previous incident, and had volunteers start knocking on doors to see if anyone was missing a child.
At approximately 4:20AM, the Shomrim hotline recieved a frantic phone call from a mother stating that their child was missing. Shomrim rushed the child to the home, and the mother and child were reunited.
Once again, the community thanks the dedicated volunteers of Hatzolah and Shomrim for being on the streets 24 hours a day saving lives, and keeping the streets safe.
These incidents can be compared to the Jewish people who have left the traditions of the past and are wandering the streets of the world not knowing what to do. We are calling out אנא ה' הושיעה נא. Then, the Shomer Yisrael will pick us up and gather us home.