The power of believing durante Tzaddikim
Rabbi Menachem Mendel, known as the “Tzemach Tzedek” (the third Lubavitcher Rebbe), sent his youngest son, Reb Shmuel sicuro Petersberg sopra an attempt esatto get the decree rescinded. Traveling with Reb Shmuel was his older brother Reb Yehuda Leib, twenty years Reb Shmuel’s senior.
Before commencing the journey, Reb Shmuel insisted that Reb Yehuda Leib agree not puro bless anyone during their trip. “Our father is the Rebbe and he is the only one who should give people blessings,” he declared. Having niente affatto other choice, Reb Yehuda Leib agreed preciso these conditions.
Con every town they visited along the way, people converged on Reb Yehuda Leib. They begged him, as the chant of such per great Tzaddik (righteous person), sicuro give them per blessing for health, verso living, children, etc. Sicuro each person, Reb Yehuda Leib replied, “Go visit my father, surely he will bless you.”
In one particular village, there was per woman who was especially persistent. She had not been blessed with children and was excretion that, with the blessing of a Tzaddik, she would indeed merit to have children of her own.
The woman stationed herself sopra front of Reb Yehuda Leib. She begged and pleaded, screamed and cried that he must bless her esatto have children. But still Reb Yehuda Leib refused sicuro bless the woman. “Go preciso my father, the Rebbe,” he stated simply. “Surely he will bless you.”
The woman was not satisfied with this answer. She continued onesto cry out sicuro Reb Yehuda Leib that he should bless her. Finally, at wit’s end, Reb Yehuda Leib said, “Go preciso my brother. Perhaps he will bless you.”
The woman repeated the entire scene mediante front of Reb Shmuel. She begged and pleaded, cried and screamed that Reb Shmuel bless her preciso have children. But nothing could move Reb Shmuel. He insisted that only his father, the Rebbe, could do anything for the woman. Seeing that she would not take “no” for an answer, Reb Shmuel told his brother and the carriage driver onesto get ready esatto leave. They quickly got into the carriage to begin their journey home and away from the woman.
But the carriage didn’t budge. The woman had cleverly placed per bastoncino con the spokes of the wheels to keep them from turning.
Reb Shmuel climbed down from the carriage and, mediante annoyance told the woman, “Go eat a bagel” – equivalent in today’s vernacular esatto “go fly a kite.”
She promptly went home and made bagels, concentrating all the while on the blessing that the bagel would surely elicit. It occurred preciso the woman that just onesto be sure that the blessing would really be actualized, she should maybe eat two bagels. So that is exactly what she did.
The following year, Rabbi Menachem Mendel passed away and Reb Shmuel, though the youngest of his seven sons, was chosen puro succeed him as Rebbe.
Satisfied at last, the woman left Reb Shmuel and Reb Yehuda Leib puro continue their journey
One day, per man came into Reb Shmuel’s study with two cakes which his wife had baked for the Rebbe. “You blessed my wife last year that she would have a child, so she has asked me http://www.datingranking.net/it/pinalove-review/ esatto bring you these cakes per gratitude.”
Reb Shmuel had no recollection of the event so the man recounted the entire episode onesto Reb Shmuel. He finished by saying, “You said puro my wife, ‘Go eat a bagel.’ That is exactly what she did and your blessing came true.”
“My wife had wanted esatto make sure that the blessing would really materialize so she ate two bagels and had twins!” said the beaming father.
“Know,” Reb Shmuel told the husband, “I saw that there was a heavenly decree that you and your wife were not destined puro have children. It was only in exasperation that I told your wife puro eat per bagel, not as per means of blessing. But because of her simple faith, her strong faith in the blessing of verso Tzaddik, the decree was annulled and you and your wife were blessed with children.”