There is a great scene in "Fiddler On The Roof" where a donor gives a beggar one kopek.
"Why only one kopek?" asks the beggar.
"I had a bad week," replies the donor.
"If you had a bad week," responds the beggar, "why should I have to suffer?"
Our fourth Shabbat was observed in Toronto. My former Chabad chavrusah, Yosef Baruch Spielman, had arranged Shabbat hospitality for us at the home of his niece and nephew, Elisheva and Rabbi Chaim Weinman.
Like many other New Yorkers, during my 35 years of living in Brooklyn, I had rarely traveled outside the tri-state region and had never been to Florida, California, the National Parks or to most states outside the East Coast.