Monday, 29 November 2010

Aspaqlaria - The Core Greatness of a Gadol

«...and I realized that he would keep davening the same page over and over if I let him. Sadly, the illness and the medication took away his memory and almost his ability to function. But one thing he knew, something that was in his very bones, was that he wanted to daven. When you strip away all of the learning, all of the accomplishments, what you end up with is a simple, kosher Jew....»

For the entire poignant story see:

What defines greatness

http://www.aishdas.org/asp/2010/11/what-defines-greatness.shtml

Shalom
RRW

1 comment:

micha said...

Except I was quoting Reb Gil over on Hirhurim....

The original is at http://torahmusings.com/2009/01/reb-sholom-herman-ah.html , about 2/3 of the way through.

-micha