Passing of souls
I found out on facebook about the passing of R. Meir Abhesera. He is known for being the 'whistler' in 770 and macrobiotic food. I was a guest at his house in Nachlaot in 1999. I walked behind him as he returned from shul. I was sure that it was he who I was following to his house, however to make sure I politely inquired, "do you know where R. Meir Abehesera's house is? "
"Yes" he replied. "I am going there as well."
We shared a good laugh when we entered.
I remember that they served Coke at the table. The singer Yonatan Raizel was surprised by this. He explained that its good for the body to have a little junk. May we remember to do things in proportion, and to be playful. May his neshama have an aliyah.