Ever try to pray in 110 degrees Fahrenheit with extreme humidity?
How about trying to go through your daily routine in such weather?!
Power supply, even in India’s capital, Delhi, is irregular. When temperatures rise, the electrical company simply cannot meet the load. Power outages are common. Sometimes they last an hour or two, sometimes up to six hours…
When the electricity falls in Delhi, mosquitoes strike harder. Kitchen appliances turn off deep in the midst of Shabbat preparations. We continue working by candlelight, but it isn’t really romantic.
After ten years on Shlichus of the Rabbi Melech Hamoshiach here in Delhi, Chabad of Delhi is still not “used to it.”
Recently, they hosted a dear Jew, who pledged to match contributions toward the purchase of a small generator and a better air conditioner. The generator would power emergency lighting, fans, and the Synagogue’s air conditioner. When they have to cook and bake challah, the electricity would be switched from the air conditioner to the oven.