While visiting a terminally ill girl from his community, Shliach in Coral Springs Rabbi Avraham Friedman encountered the fictional character batman in the flesh, who was also visiting terminal patients and raising their sprits. Turns out he was Jewish, and a Karkafta as well.
Describing the encounter as pure Hashgocha Protise [divine providence], Rabbi Friedman said he was visiting the 19 year old girl and member of his community, Danielle Chaya bas Avivah, in the oncology ward of the local hospital where she is battling Yeneh Machlah in her brain.
Also making rounds and cheering up patients was man dressed as the comic book hero batman. bumping into each other in Daniallas room the Rabbi reacted in surprise, to which the masked man said “Yes! I am a member of the tribe too!”
When the Rabbi asked ‘batman’ if he would like to put on Tefillin, much to the families delight he said yes. Being in costume and refusing to revel his true identity he could not take off the mask so they put on ‘Shel Yad’ the Teffilin of the arm only.
After reciting Shema and Tehillim together ‘batman’ informed the Rabbi that although he knew of Tefillin he had never put them on until now!
The public is requested to please say Tehillim for the refuah shlaima of Danielle Chaya bas Avivah.