A customer from rural Texas sends me this message after our lengthy call was disconnected. "Sorry about the interference. I am curious myself about it. I was left with a fuzzy brain as I hung up - interesting. But I can break their power over me by speaking in tongues to God, so I did and the fuzzy is clearing..... They never went that far before! I don't know who 'they' are but as long as I am on the Lord's side, I can stay in the Spirit of God.... I have learned a lot about what warfare is in the Spirit.... speaking in tongues (I do it loudly!) is the most powerful. They can't fight against it."
A response to an email I sent to a customer telling him that the book he requested arrived: "I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you regarding this book. Unfortunately, Mr. Lipman passed away around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 16. I never had a chance to even ask him about the book. His death was very unexpected and we are all in shock. Thank you for all of your help obtaining the books."
A response from a customer who received a book in the mail from me. "I am interested in the newspaper you used to pack my books. I would like to get a subscription to it . I would call them if I had the phone number of their office and see about having it sent to me. ! Please, will you send the number? Thank you in advance......"
A visit to a local home to acquire books turned in to a two hour lecture and overview of the lady of the house's stand on vaccination. They were in the process of emigrating to avoid the forced vaccination of their children with the Covid-vaccine.
A bride to be called to order a Meam Loez in the original Ladino, as per the ancient Turkish Jewish tradition where a groom would receive a Meam Loez on his wedding day
An order came through for a set of Zohar in English going to a Japanese woman incarcerated in Rikers. It was explained to me how the Japanese are descended from the lost tribes of Israel and how their literatures complement each other.
A traditional Syrian Jew requested to view a manuscript in the handwriting of the Ben Ish Hai, but insisted I find him a head-covering beforehand in respect of the sanctity of the writing.
A noted CNN TV anchor inquired from my store who was sending her books on Anti-Semitism from my store, she was impressed when I explained that it was most likely someone who thought she can use some insights in to the topic and was buying them and sending them to her address.
Just got a rundown and comparison of the Artscroll Sephardic Siddur vs the Moroccan English translation of the Siddur from a African-American convert to Judaism
A purchase of 10 Yom Kippur Machzorim was returned after the holiday by a lady from California as she explained to me that she no longer needed them as the holiday was now over
An order for a copy of the "Sanctity of the Mechitzah" by Baruch Litvin came with a note that it was intended as a gift for a great-granddaughter's of the author's wedding and the wedding will indeed sport a mechitzah
An email came in from an author with a request to pay for space in store for titles such as "Living For Higher Purpose: Story of a City Boy Who Survived the Vietnam War by Living for Jesus and Others"
The widow of a rabbi whose extensive and all-encompassing library I acquired told me how she served for decades as her husbands librarian, retrieving and shelving books as needed.
A customer from the rural mid-west, hearing of the hard-hit areas in Brooklyn due to covid, sent me $300 to be distributed to a needy family locally
A large order for books on the subject of Hitler's life came with the disclaimer that the purchaser was no admirer of Hitler and his interest was purely academic in nature.