Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a


בעזרת ה' יתברך- יום ג' פ' יתרו, ט"ז שבט, שנת תשע"ט

To my dear….

Even though I have sent you a letter already, your pain still weighs on my heart; it is impossible to fathom what you are going through. You had everything ready to travel to your wedding, your Shtreimel, your clothing; you booked a ticket already, and suddenly you receive a message that the Kallah broke off the engagement. The more I think about it, the more heartbreaking it is for me; therefore, I want to write a few words to strengthen you.

Dear beloved…., the entire episode, however painful it is, is certainly לטובה; you’re thinking that someone was definitely behind this, and influenced the Kallah etc.; yes, someone was undoubtedly behind this; Hashem wanted this to happen; he stands behind the challenges a person goes through, and if a person perseveres, he merits great miracles. נסיון, entails the אותיות of נס; if one doesn’t succumb to his suffering, he is Zoche to a נס.

Thus, I beg you, continue with your daily shiurim, and continue coming to Yeshiva. There is no need to hide yourself from people; this is not your problem, and don’t view it as if it happened because something is wrong with you; this is a Nisoyan from Hashem, and he did it only for your benefit.

Daven for me I should have the strength to continue with the Yeshiva etc., Yoel Ben Ratza Rechel; your Tefillos are very valuable up in heaven.

Chazal state (מדרש אותיות דרבי עקיבא, אות 'ד') Hashem says: “People despise a poor person, but I have an enormous love for him; when he davens to me, I don’t send him away empty handed,” as we see in Tehillim, it says (74, 21), "ואני מקרב שכינתי אצלו בכל יום"  "אל ישב דך נכלם וגו'", and furthermore (Tehillim 34, 19) "קרוב ה' לנשברי לב"; see how Hashem cherishes when someone with a broken heart reaches out to him; especially a Bachur who is truly a beggar; he has nobody to share his life with. I think of you, and what you are going through now, you thought you are finally going to start a new chapter in your life, and now you find yourself once again alone; Daven for yourself, and for others because your Tefillos are very precious to Hashem. Chazal continue (מדרש אותיות דרבי עקיבא): “Hashem is constantly looking at the needy person;” as it states in Yeshayahu (66, 2): “His Tefillos are sweeter to Hashem than any sound in the entire world.”