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Unread 11-25-2004, 03:12 PM   #1
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a story about the Rebbe

The following story was recently told at a farbrengen in Chicago:

A girl who reached the age of shidduchim was set in her mind that her priority was to enter a marriage in which she would be well established financially. At the right time she was in fact introduced to a young man who was well established in a successful job, and bringing in a steady income.

To her great dismay, in the middle of the sheva brochos her chosson broke the news to her that he lost his job and was now unemployed. She immediately approached her parents and demanded that they acquire for her a get. nothing that they said could alter her decision whatsoever.

Although they were not Lubavitcher Chassidim, having no solution to their dilema, they approached the local shliach (Rabbi Gordon a"h) and asked for his assistance, and he promised to ask the Rebbe for a brocho. When he did so, the Rebbe's only response was "zi iz doch a bar daas" (she is normal).

The shliach was puzzled, but had no idea but to call up theparents with the Rebbe's answer. The parents were likewise puzzled, and couldn't figure out what the Rebbe was saying (and were actually doubting their daughters sanity). That evening when the daughter came home she immediately approached her parents and said 'I realize that I was being foolish, and I am going to forget about the get' (this is kli shlishi or revi'i, so tikunim are welcome).

Sometimes we act in a way that is a reflection of the ruach shtus of the nefesh habehamis. However when we strengthen our connection to the Rebbe then the Rebbe reveals that the ruach shtus is not really us. Every chosid is a bar daas, and when we re-realize that, then by our own choice we disassociate ourselves from conduct of shtus.
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Unread 11-25-2004, 08:49 PM   #2
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Re: a story about the Rebbe

Very interesting story! Ty for sharing it... thought provoking,
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Unread 11-26-2004, 12:23 AM   #3
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Re: a story about the Rebbe

Today in these times, young people want it ALL and fast. Hasty decisions are made, and I have seen many divorces. You have to roll with the punches. I heard something similar that a misnaged friend of mine told me. In a lakewood shiduch, the "support" was finalized. It was about 6 months after the chuppa and the kalla's father lost his pants. Support was over on his side. Chosson had to find work nebuch. Would the kalla want a divorce?? Grow up youngeleit!!
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Unread 11-30-2004, 07:43 PM   #4
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Re: a story about the Rebbe

it says in pirkei avos *rough translation*
a love built on a condition won't last (it gives the example of 2 people who were "in love" because they were attracted to each other)
but an unconditional love will last forever (such as the example given, "becuase their souls were bound up together")

in my opinion you should be getting married becuase you feel that is the person you will be able to bring up a torah observant family with and so you will be able to keep the continuity going. not based on solely looks....
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for those of you who don't know, you could find a Rebbe story on shmais.com
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Unread 03-23-2006, 08:18 PM   #6
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here you can share ur own.
i like wannabe's last lines.
so true...
but the bubby talk about these days and the old days.....
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A Papa chossid related: One of today's elder Papa chassidim
was born and raised in a small city in Hungary. Because he was
blessed with exceptional intelligence, it became necessary
for his parents to put extra effort into sheltering him from
secular influences. However, secretly, the child joined a group
of Maskilim ('enlightened') and slowly drifted away from
Yiddishkeit. Eventually his parents threw him out of the house
to prevent him from influencing the rest of his family.
He went to learn in the local gymnasium and because he was
so successful his professor advised him to continue his studies
at the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris. He was happy
to go to a new place where he would not be embarrassed of
his family and townspeople, and no one would know of his
yiddishe origins.
On his first day at the Sorbonne, while walking to his classroom,
he was shocked to see a chassidish yungerman with a beard
and peyos approaching him. The yungerman asked him, "Did
you put on tefillin today?" Shocked, he remained speechless.
Before he had a chance to get back to himself, the yungerman
took hold of him and said, "No problem! We put on tefillin
with many yidden and we can put on you as well." He pulled
out a pair of tefillin and put it on with him. Every single day
the yungerman came to put on tefillin with him, until he did
complete teshuva.
The chossid concluded the story: The yungerman was none
other than the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and that bochur is now one
of the elder chassidim of Papa. The fact that he is a frumeh yid
today is thanks to the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 05:05 AM   #8
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A Papa chossid related: One of today's elder Papa chassidim
was born and raised in a small city in Hungary. Because he was
blessed with exceptional intelligence, it became necessary
for his parents to put extra effort into sheltering him from
secular influences. However, secretly, the child joined a group
of Maskilim ('enlightened') and slowly drifted away from
Yiddishkeit. Eventually his parents threw him out of the house
to prevent him from influencing the rest of his family.
He went to learn in the local gymnasium and because he was
so successful his professor advised him to continue his studies
at the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris. He was happy
to go to a new place where he would not be embarrassed of
his family and townspeople, and no one would know of his
yiddishe origins.
On his first day at the Sorbonne, while walking to his classroom,
he was shocked to see a chassidish yungerman with a beard
and peyos approaching him. The yungerman asked him, "Did
you put on tefillin today?" Shocked, he remained speechless.
Before he had a chance to get back to himself, the yungerman
took hold of him and said, "No problem! We put on tefillin
with many yidden and we can put on you as well." He pulled
out a pair of tefillin and put it on with him. Every single day
the yungerman came to put on tefillin with him, until he did
complete teshuva.
The chossid concluded the story: The yungerman was none
other than the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and that bochur is now one
of the elder chassidim of Papa. The fact that he is a frumeh yid
today is thanks to the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
( ( ' 7
Very nice!
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Problem is, many stories by that author are fiction.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:22 AM   #10
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I never heard that the Rebbe had a tefillin stand in the Sorbonne
I always had the idea that the Rebbe in PARIS, was like separated from ppl, like the famous story that he was seating in the back of the shul and not talking to ppl,etc
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