Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Great Reb Shlomo Videos and Awesome Eliyahu Hanavi Story

My holy brother Eliav Frei connected me to a great email list by Ari Kotowitz. It had the following great great story which I want to share. The email also head these great videos of Reb Shlomo. Also, if you want to sign up for the email list "Melaveh Malka for Every Jew" by Ari Kotowitz, CLICK HERE.
The story is told of a student of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov who, after much preparation, felt himself deserving of a vision of the prophet-turned-angel, Elijah. His master instructed him to journey to a certain town and ask to be hosted at the home of a specific family. "Make sure to bring food," the Baal Shem Tov added. The student eagerly packed a wagonful of food and set off. Upon arriving, he was directed to an old, dilapidated house, home of a poor widow with many young children. The student spent Shabbat with them, and was only too happy to share his mountains of food. But Elijah never showed up.

The Baal Shem Tov instructed the dejected student to try again the next week. As he approached the door, he heard a child's plaintive voice, "But what will we eat on Shabbat?" A reassuring voice replied, "Don't worry. Just like Elijah came last week, he will come this week again!"

You and I can be angels as well. All we need to do is act the part.

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