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).

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

From Shabbos to Shabbos

As mentioned previously, Reb Leibele was born on Shabbos Chol Hamoed Sukkos, the 20th of Tishrei, 5628. It is important to note the Gemarah in Shabbos (156a) says that one who is born on Shabbos will be a "parush and a kadosh", removed from physicality and a holy person.

Reb Leibele was niftar on the 28th of Teves, 5711 (1951) on a Friday night. In the words of Reb Sheya, shlit"a, who was present when his grandfather passed away: "He had been in a coma for several days. It was Friday night, and I went over to the bed. I saw that he was [moving his lips], so I bent down to hear. He said, 'Ha'aderes v'ha'emunah l'Chai Olamim, habinah v'haberachah l'Chai Olamim' (the tefilah of the angels that we say in Pesukei D'zimra) till the end and right then was the yetzias neshamah (departing of the soul)."

I don't have The Zeide Reb Motele handy, but I think Reb Sheya wrote about it at the end of the book.

What do Chazal and the seforim hakedoshim say about one who is nifter on Shabbos? Enlighten us in the comments.

1 comment:

DamesekFan said...

"Someone born on Shabbos will die on Shabbos, since the great day of the Shabbos was profaned on his account. Rava bar Rav Shila said, 'And he will be called a great and holy man'." (Shabbos 156a) For, dying on Shabbos is a holy thing, and not everyone is worthy of such a death. According to the Arizal, one who dies on Shabbos does so free of sin.

- Rabbi Pinchos Winston,