Sunday, August 12, 2007

Shachris with the Skulener Rebbe Brings Success

The following story was told over by Reb Shlomo Mandel, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva of Brooklyn:


He has a relative, a diamond dealer, who was walking to the train station, in order to get to a very important business meeting. As he passed by the Skulener Beis HaMedrash, a man asked him to help the Skulener Rebbe, Reb Eliezer Zusia Portugal, complete a minyan for Shachris. The diamond dealer, who, of course, had already davened, responded that he was in a hurry, but the man convinced him to stay and help the Rebbe's minyan. He walked into the Shul and saw that they were still short the required ten for a minyan, but he was there already, so he stuck around. They finally gathered the required ten men and started to daven at the Rebbes usual deliberate pace. The man kept glancing at his watch and realized that he was going to miss his important business meeting. At this point, he couldn't leave and ruin the minyan, so he stayed.


To make a long story short, he missed his important meeting. However, that day turned out to be his most successful day in business ever, despite missing an important meeting. Reb Shlomo Mandel concluded, "after a Shachris with the Skulener Rebbe, of course it was his most successful day in business."


Reb Eliezer Zusia ben Reb Yisroel Avrohom

Zchuso Yogen Aleinu

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