Wednesday nights - Rav Benzion's Tanya shiur..........Please continue to daven for the good health of the Rebbe (Yechiel Michel ben Devorah Leah) and Rebbetzin (Feiga bas Sarah).

Monday, March 7, 2011

Come To Take

The Rebbe, shlit"a, related that after the passing of one of the Rebbes of Modzitz (the name of whom escapes me) there were older chassidim who found the transition to the son of their previous rebbe very difficult. Finally, one of these chassidim came to the new rebbe and complained, "By your father I would walk in and immediately be overcome with feelings of elation, thoughts of teshuva and pining for the Ribono Shel Olam. Now, when I come to the Rebbe's tisch I feel nothing."

The new Rebbe answered, "In this week's parsha (Pekudei) it says by all of the various parts of the Mishkan it says "vayiten", "and he put" (lit. gave) each on in its appropriate place. But when it comes to tell us that Moshe put the luchos in the Aron, the Torah says "vayikach vayiten", "and he took and placed". This is to teach us that one must come to take and then it will be placed in his heart. If you are not coming to take you cannot possibly be given."

And the chasid remained with his new Rebbe. 

(Leil Shabbos, Parshas Pekudei 5571)

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