Tuesday, January 2, 2018

An Amazing Story-Read The Matzeiva

לז"נ ר' אברהם אשי בן הרב שמואל הי"ד
יום השנה - ט"ו בטבת                

מי ישום אלם או חרש או פקח או עור הלא אנכי ה'

On הר המנוחות close to the Kever of the Belzer Rebbe zt"l there is the Kever of a Ba'al Habayis* Reb Eliezer Yosef Lederberg zt"l.

On his מצבה it is inscribed that he was  Marbitz Torah B'rabim.

He learned and Chazered  מס' ביצה & מס' ראש השנה  over 4,000 times.

The story :
R. Eliezer Yosef was diagnosed with an eye disease that required
surgery. He was told there is a chance the surgery won't be successful and he will go blind.  He managed to postpone the
surgery for six months. During that time he learned repeatedly
two Mesechtos by heart so if he goes blind he will able to learn
on his own.

After  the successful surgery and not going blind, he thought
to himself, since he had in mind to learn these Mesechtos 
for the rest of his life, there is no reason not to do so because
he didn't go blind. On the contrary, the more reason to thank
Hashem by learning and Chazering again & again.

R. Eliezer Yosef wrote in his צוואה that it might be worthed
to mention this on his מצבה so others might get חיזוק
to learn and Chazer multiple times. 

*He had a stationery store in Yerushalayim. 

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