Thursday, February 28, 2008

Learning From the Private World of Tzadikim - Guest Post by Tuvia

In this shiur (RKOT013220050603, Oros Ha'Teshuvah- 132) from Rav Moshe Weinberger of Congregation Aish Kodesh in New York
he speaks about "Nothing more wonderfull than having a momenetary glimpse of a Torah scholar in his private world.."

Rav Weinberger talked about the Lubuvitcher Rebbe who had breakfast every morning with his mother and never turned his back to his mother. And also Reb Moshe who went to his new office in the Mesivta to have a private shmooze with a talmid and there was a bucher with his feet up on the desk and his kippa to the side with the AC on and Reb Moshe said, "sorry for bothering you."

I was zocheh to be in the apartmant of the Amshinover Rebbe, shlit"a several months ago on erev Shabbos. A few minutes before sundown when the family was literally running around doing very last minute things, the Rebbe got some liquid shoe polish and polished his shoes. Any practitioner of yoga would have been amazed at the agility of the Rebbe crouching down and looking and swiveling his back, his head, his arms covering every single miniscule part of his shoes quickly and very methodically. I never saw anyone polish his shoes like the Amshinov Rebbe of Yerushalayim.

-Tuvia from Yerushalyim.

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Anonymous said...

The Amshinover Rebbe in Yerushalayim is simply out of this world. Ever wonder why there are no seforim or Cd's with niggunim from Amshinov? The Rebbe does not let! Live action at the moment is always present in Bayit Vegan. No shtick! It is no surprise how the Rebbe does polish his shoes- after all he is the continuation of the Polish Rebbe's (pun intended)

Anonymous said...

I once saw the Amshinov Rebbe put on his tallis. During the time I davened maariv and had dinner.

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