One of our webpages, the transportation page, gives an overview of transportation options in Safed, including the names of a few people who drive for hire.
Last week one of the drivers was contacted by an elderly lady who had been visiting Safed for a few weeks. She had been interested in learning more about kabbalah and Judiasm but was leaving Safed disappointed because she hadn't made any contacts and still had many unanswered questions.
It was definitely hashgachat pratit -- meant to be -- that she contacted Zev to drive her to Tel Aviv, where she planned to stay for several nights before flying home. On the drive down the woman told Zev that she had wanted a more spiritual visit to Tzfat and was disappointed that she was leaving without the lift that she had been looking for.
Zev suggested that they take a side trip to Moshav Modiin, the home of the followers of Shlomo Carlebach (hence the connection to Tzfat, because most of his followers who aren't in The Moshav are in Safed) where she might enjoy speaking to some of the residents.
The woman agreed and they headed to the Moshav where she had a wonderful afternoon with one of Zev's friends.
Zev then drove the woman to Tel Aviv, to her 5 star hotel on the beach, and headed home.
A few hours later he got a call from his friend on the Moshav -- the woman had packed up her things, left her 5-star accommodations in Tel Aviv and was spending the remainder of her Israel trip on the Moshav!
Zev then went the extra mile and called up the hotel and got her a refund on her room.
I loved this story and feel a little pleased that this website somehow played a part in this woman's