Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a

R' Nosson, Hischazkus, Teshuva


בעזרת השם יתברך-יום ג' פ' ויחי, י' טבת, שנת תשע"ט


A heartfelt thank you for donating the yartzeit seuda for R' Nosson z"l, may Hashem grant you success and blessing in all your endeavors.

The holy R' Nosson loved and tolerated every yid. Maharosh would tell the story of how there was a maskil in breslev who desecrated the shabbos publicly. He would officially write on shabbos rachmana litzlon. There was a time that he had a התעוררות to go to R' Nossons shalosh seudos. He entered the shul, his hands still dirty from the ink with which he was writing on shabbos, and immediately when people noticed they wanted to chase him out. R' Nosson wouldn't allow it, and instead he told his people "he certainly has a reason for coming, he is probably going through hard times etc." The yid continued coming to R' Nosson every week, and eventually did teshuvah and became a rightous person. R' Nosson would say in regard to this yid " I shall be able to accredit myself with him on the עולם האמת". This was R' Nosson, there was a special place in his heart for every single yid. He would say "compassion and kindness were most important by the rebbe; I will continue to endow the compassion from Hashem onto every jew, no matter who he is".

R' Nosson was once in discussion with his talmidim that one must use all his resources to be strong, because everyone has to battle extremely hard nisyonas (heavenly tests). He said "why was the holy R' Shimon Bar Yochai who he was? Only because he had a certain amount of hischazkus! Why was the Ari Hakodesh who he was? Because he had his amount of hischazkus! Why was the Baal Shem Tov the great person he was? Because he had the hischazkus he needed! Why was the holy rebbe who he was? Again, because he had the hischazkus! And why am I who I am? because I have the hischazkus!" We can learn from this that every tzaddik has his share of nisyonas and hardships, but only because they stayed strong and didn't let anything break them did they achieve there מדריגות ( levels in avodas Hashem).

Once again thank you for donating the seuda.