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BAS Rabbi's Message

Rabbi's Message Archive

January, 2015

Towards the end of December, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency carried an amazing story: Argentina’s President, Christina Fernandez, had adopted Yair Tawil, the adult rabbi of a Chabad rabbi as her godson. Why? Because of an old Argentinean legend, which believed that the seventh–born son, provided he had no sisters, was bound to grow up to become el lobizon: the werewolf.

Until the 1920s, this superstition presented a terrible problem for Argentina: parents--terrified that their child would grow to be a demon--would practice infanticide rather than allowing the seventh child to mature. To counteract this problem, the president of Argentina, Dr. Juan Hipolito Yrigoyen, made every effort to de-stigmatize the seventh male son. He declared that every seventh male child would become his godson; he presented them with a special gold medal, and provided for all of their financial needs and education.

The idea worked: parents began to treasure their seventh child, and today it is considered an honor in Argentina for that child to be adopted by the president. They visit the presidential palace, receive a medal, and until this day, receive financial assistance for their education.

Until 2009, this honor was only given to Catholics in Argentina. But, in that year, the policy was changed and this year, Yair Tawil became the first Jewish werewolf to be redeemed by the president. Although he has already received his education, he did receive a medal, and with his family, visited the president’s residence, where he lit a menorah.

This story amazes me because it shows how even the worst curses in life can be transformed into blessings with creativity and ingenuity. Have you ever transformed an awful situation into a success? Email me, and we’ll share it here next month--and the best story will receive a special prize!

All the best,

Rabbi Stein