Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a

#1 - THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING A TZADDIK IN ONE’S THOUGHTS; RENEW YOUR RESOLUTION FOR הפצה.
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בעזרת ה' יתברך-יום א' פ' וארא, כ"ב טבת, שנת תשעט


Lekuvid…..


There is a famous story which occurred with the holy Rebbe; a talmud once gifted him with a beautiful handcrafted wooden chair. When the Rebbe asked him, how long it took him to create it, he replied that it took him half a year. The Rebbe then asked “for half a year, you worked all day, on this chair?” the talmud answered “no, only for an hour each day.’ The Rebbe then exclaimed “is that so? For half a year, I was on your mind every day, for at least an hour?” It brought the Rebbe more pleasure that his chassid actually thought about him, than the gift alone. The act of just thinking of a tzaddik, brings a person blessing and salvation.


The Rebbe once asked a yid “tell me, have you raised your eyes heavenward yet today?” Through looking to the sky, one remembers Hashems presence in his life, and consequently he utters a few teffilos to Hashem. This is worth more than anything, in the entire world.


Yesterday night, there was a beautiful sheva berachos in yeshiva; both the chassan and Kallah are talmidei Hichel Hakodesh; we discussed and strengthened each other in the concept of הפצה. It’s a shame you didn’t participate, you could have benefited from the chizuk, especially now during שובבים, when we want to rectify our sins. One must make a firm resolution to continue with הפצה, and spread the Rebbe’s light to the entire world. As the Rebbe cites (ספר המידות, אות ניאוף, סימן מא)” one that wants to repent for his sins, especially the sin of פגם הברית, should concern himself with bringing back yidden to Hashem.”


May Hashem help you succeed in all your endeavors.