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Haggadah-Fifteen Steps-Always Higher

Aryeh ben Pinchas took his little granddaughter into the synagogue. She walked down its center aisle, her hand in his. Together they walked up the steps to the Bimah, and then took their place in front of the Aron HaKodesh. They walked up the steps before the Aron, and the grandfather opened the doors to show the child the Sifrei Torah, dressed in their velvet mantles. The little granddaughter looked at them raptly, and explained, “I want to go still higher!”


The grandfather bent down and kissed her, and said, “May you always wish to go higher in life!”

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