Thursday, February 12, 2009

Behind Our Wall


Excerpt from Journey to Jerusalem:

During the fourth day of his stay, he arrived at the home of the Saba Kadisha and he asked that no one else should enter the house, for he wished to speak with the Saba Kadisha privately. From outside, however, the chassidim overheard the two tzaddikim discussing the redemption.

The Rebbe asked, "When will Mashiach arrive?"

The Saba Kadisha turned around and motioned to the wall, and answered, "Behold, he is standing behind our wall!"

"Why is he standing behind our wall, rather than coming inside?" the Rebbe asked.

"Because the evil people in the generation are standing in the doorway and not allowing him in," the Saba Kadisha replied.

In a voice choked with tears the Rebbe asked, "Am I one of those who are delaying him?"

8 Comments:

At February 12, 2009 at 5:56:00 PM EST, Blogger Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

I still don't get why Artscroll published this. It's so not up their alley.

 
At February 12, 2009 at 6:18:00 PM EST, Blogger Menashe said...

Wow. You have to look hard to find such an anav.

Anyway, who was the Saba Kadisha?

 
At February 12, 2009 at 9:12:00 PM EST, Blogger Long Beach Chasid said...

I dont get why Artscroll published this either. I guess it will just sit on the shelf next to the twenty plus other books they have published on Chassidic Rebbes.

Not Lubavitch Biographies yet though.

Sounds like a really nice read if you have time for these types of Books.

 
At February 13, 2009 at 1:44:00 AM EST, Blogger Menashe said...

"Yet."

 
At February 13, 2009 at 12:47:00 PM EST, Anonymous Bob Miller said...

Menashe,
Use the link in the article, which will send you to the Artscroll listing. It identifies the Saba Kadisha ZT"L.

 
At February 16, 2009 at 3:46:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sephardic gaon and tzaddik Harav Shlomo Eliezer Elefandri ZTZL
One of the Greatest Tzaddim Mekubalim from the last generation.
The Baba Sali went to him Many times.

 
At February 16, 2009 at 3:47:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sephardic gaon and tzaddik Harav Shlomo Eliezer Elefandri ZTZL
One of the Greatest Tzaddim Mekubalim from the last generation.
The Baba Sali went to him Many times.

 
At February 16, 2009 at 4:01:00 PM EST, Blogger Long Beach Chasid said...

Menashe-

Why would Artscroll invest money in publishing Lubavitch seforim, stories, or anything when the largest, or top 3 largest Jewish printing press is Lubavitch?

Its like asking why Kehot doesnt publish stories about anyone besides the Baal Shem Tov, Maggid, and Chabad Rebbonim.

 

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