Thursday, July 29, 2010

Guest Posting: Rosh HaShana is coming !


A story from Rav Tzvi Zilberberg. Rosh HaShanah is coming!

A person meets his friend after Rosh Hashana and asks him "Nu, so how did your Rosh Hashana go?"

He replies "It was beautiful. The baal tefila didn't leave a dry eye in the shul. The meals were full of divrei torah and zemiros. The afternoons we learned straight without dozing or schmoozing for a minute. The kids behaved like angels"

"Wow! Gevaldig. Sounds like it was perfect" his friend replies.

"Well almost perfect. The kid next to me in Shul couldn't stop making noise during Musaf and the father the "Groisse Tzaddik" was so busy shukling away that he didn't do anything besides keep shuckling. I had to shissss the kid half of Mussaf, besides that it was perfect."

To this Rav Tzvi Meir Zilberberg says, "Fool! That was your whole test of Rosh Hashana. Maybe your whole year depended on your reaction to the kid. The rest of Yom Tov was not your Nisayon!"

“The entire purpose of our existence is to overcome our negative habits.” - Vilna Gaon, Commentary to Mishlei 4:13

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