18th March 2016


Once on the Great Sabbath (before the Passover) the Rabbi of Roptchitz came home from the house of prayer with weary steps. “What made you so tired?” asked his wife. “It was the sermon,” he replied. “I had to speak of the poor and their many needs for the coming Passover. Unleavened bread and wine and everything else is terribly high this year.” “And what did you accomplish with your sermon?” his wife asked. “Half of what is needed,” he answered. “You see, the poor are now ready to take. As for the other half, whether the rich are ready to give–I don’t know about that yet.”

~~Tales of the Hasidim


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