Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Great Story from Reb Elimelch on His Yohrtzeit

In honor of the Yohrtzeit of Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk, Yitz has put up the following, great post:

Heichal Hanegina: I Remember Him From the Rebbe

The following story is very dear to me, for many reasons. First of all, it has an "all-star cast": The Rebbe Reb Elimelech*, the Ohev Yisrael*, the Chozeh, the Yid HaKodesh, Rebbe Yechezkel of Kuzmir*, and Rebbe Shlomo of Radomsk*, four of whom [those starred*] have yahrzeits in this Shvat-Adar-Nisan period. And it's one of the few Chassidic stories that has both a story-within-a-story, and in the form of a flashback. In fact, each of these stories has been told [for example, by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach] as a separate tale, but the real beauty is how they fit together… So without further ado, on to our story!

-Dixie Yid

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