The Lost $8000 Engagement Ring
Last Thursday, the $8000 engagement ring of a Jerusalem woman who will be getting married next month accidentally fell unnoticed into the trash. When the bride-to-be realized her mistake, the family ran in a panic to the trash dumpster, only to discover that the trash had already been taken away by a garbage truck.
The bride’s distraught family called the municipality, which agreed to empty out the contents of the garbage truck by a city warehouse.
The bride’s sister posted the note below on various neighborhood bulletin boards, begging Jerusalemites for their assistance in finding the ring–the garbage equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack.
The sister implored: “An engagement ring worth 6000 pounds [$8541] belonging to a bride who will be getting married next month has been lost. Please, if anyone would agree to come to search for it inside the garbage truck (it is definitely in there!) which is parked in Givat Shaul.”
Before long, news of the lost ring had spread across the internet. Dozens of volunteers spent hours searching through the contents of the garbage truck, but to no avail.
One generous jeweller, who heard of the bride’s anguish, even offered to give her a replacement ring free of charge.
But in the end, it wasn’t necessary. It turned out that on Friday, a man walking by the trash dumpster in Geula, discovered the ring beside the dumpster. He didn’t know how to return it to its owner until, on Shabbat, a family member mentioned the bride’s story, and the man put two and two together, and after Shabbat, returned the ring to the bride’s family.
Did I ever mention how much I LOVE living in Israel?
B”H, Mazal tov!