Friday, July 12, 2013

Mud on the Scales

In fond memory of Michael Roskin z"l who had so many good deeds he needed no mud on his scales. May his memory be for a blessing.
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Mud on the Scales

Muddy CarpetAs presented a few weeks ago, your Table Talk is now in L'Chaim mode.

The suggestion is this:

At some point during the Shabbat meal, pour everyone their favorite beverage for a l'chaim.

But ask them not to drink until after you finish the story. Make this a ritual every Friday night, and your family will look forward to it.

L’Chaim Story
Parshat Chazon / Devarim

“Mud on the Scales”

Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin once visited a certain town, and he stayed at the home of the town's wealthiest citizen.

Many chassidim came to this big beautiful home in order to see the rebbe.

It was the rainy season and they tracked mud and dirt into the house.

The host was not pleased.

In fact, he was quite furious.

Rabbi Yisrael saw and understood his host's anger and said, "I will tell you a story....

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Shabbat Shalom

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