Thursday, December 08, 2016

The Chabad Shliach who was Feeling Dejected

Tefillin with Joy

Rabbi Yoel Roth Shlit"a Rosh Yeshiva of Tiferes HaTorah, Brooklyn, NY, discusses the joy one should have when performing a Mitzvah, such as Tefillin.

He relates a story of a Chabad Chosid who came to Rabbi Eliezer Shlomo Schick ZT"L, (known to his followers as Mohorosh) while feeling down with himself. The Lubavitcher came to the Rabbi for his words of support. He told the Rabbi the only satisfaction he had with himself was that today he put on Tefillin with other Jews; 17 to be exact. Rabbi Schick responded "you actually put Tefillin on 18 Jews, not 17." The Chosid was perplexed. But the Rabbi insisted. "You forgot to count yourself!" he said.

(Video is in Yiddish)

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