An acquaintance of mine is the owner of Rabbi.com. In one of the nicest online gestures I’ve seen, my acquaintance allows our mutual friend, Rabbi Levi Baumgarten to operate and use Rabbi.com. Rabbi Levi (as I call him), is one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet anywhere. He is the type of person I could call right now, and if I needed something that he could provide, I would have it by the end of the day.
Rabbi Levi is the man behind the Mitzvah Tank in New York City. If you’ve been to New York, you may have seen him in his RV trying to recruit Jews to do a mitzvah by putting on tefillin and saying a prayer. He isn’t pushy and doesn’t really preach. His goal is to give every Jewish person an opportunity to take a few minutes of their day and reconnect with their religion. Rabbi Levi is always willing to teach and answer any questions. If he doesn’t have an answer, he will do the research and get back to you. On the rare occasion when I can’t get home for a holiday, I know I have a place at his family’s dinner table.
I was thinking of Rabbi Levi this morning while making plans to try and see him in the Tank today, and I was thinking about the similarity between his mission and the mission of domain investors. Whenever we have an opportunity, we do our best to teach others about the importance and value of domain names. We don’t want to sound like preachers, but we want everyone to realize how valuable domain names are. His mission is much more holy, but we both want others to see our vision.
If only Rabbi Levi would add a Paypal link to his donation page, but I digress…