These are the things…


One of the leading rabbis of the generation was seriously ill.  He came to the Steipler Gaon for a blessing.  The Steipler advised him to establish a fund for dowries for brides, telling him that the merit of this mitzvah would stand him in good stead.

He explained that in the braisa that we recite each morning, “These are thing things,” the mitzvah of visiting the sick is not adjacent to the mitzvah of escorting the dead.  In between, the Tanna places the mitzvah of providing for a bride.  According to commentators, said the Steipler, providing for brides, places a separation so that someone who is sick  will not succumb to his illness and be escorted by his grave.

The leading rabbi took the advice, established a very large dowry fund, recovered from his illness and afterwards lived for many years.  ~ Orchos Rabbeinu

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Prayer, Stories of Tzaddikim. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to These are the things…

  1. B H says:

    This story happened to Harav Chaim Kreiswirth Zt”l the Rav of the Machzikei Hadass Kehilla in Antwerpen, Belgium

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s