(VINnews) — Legendary singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer has made headlines recently, after performing for wounded soldiers and other Israelis on the front lines. Lipa posted an uplifting video Sunday, of himself meeting an airline pilot as he heads back to Israel. That encounter turned out to have a deeper significance.Join our WhatsApp group
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On the video, Lipa explained that he was going to pose for a picture with the (non-Chassidishe) Jewish pilot named Chaim, in a display of achdus — to show unity with those Jews who come from a different background.
In Judaism this is called “Hashgacha Pratit.” השגחה פרטית pic.twitter.com/D3VvQbIxH6
— Lipa Schmeltzer (@LipaSchmeltzer) November 26, 2023
Lipa recounted how the pilot affirmed the idea of achdus, because his friend’s son was wounded, and he was visited by Jews of all backgrounds, in a display of Jewish unity.
When looking at the pictures of the wounded son, Lipa discovered that he himself had visited the young man. In other words, the achdus was contributed to by Lipa himself, as the wounded man was uplifted by the fact that a Chassidic singer who did not know him came to visit.
Lips took this as hashgacha pratis, a message from Hashem that he should continue to perform for all Jews, regardless of background.