A severe decree was being formulated against the Jews

The power of believing sopra Tzaddikim

Rabbi Menachem Mendel, known as the “Tzemach Tzedek” (the third Lubavitcher Rebbe), sent his youngest bruissement, Reb Shmuel sicuro Petersberg con an attempt to get the decree rescinded. Traveling with Reb Shmuel was his older brother Reb Yehuda Leib, twenty years Reb Shmuel’s senior.

Before commencing the journey, Reb Shmuel insisted that Reb Yehuda Leib agree not sicuro bless anyone during their trip. “Our father is the Rebbe and he is the only one who should give people blessings,” he declared. Having niente affatto other choice, Reb Yehuda Leib agreed puro these conditions.

Per every town they visited along the way, people converged on Reb Yehuda Leib. They begged him, as the affranchit of such a great Tzaddik (righteous person), sicuro give them verso blessing for health, verso living, children, etc. Onesto each person, Reb Yehuda Leib replied, “Go visit my father, surely he will bless you.”

In one particular village, there was verso woman who was especially persistent. She had not been blessed with children and was excretion that, with the blessing of per Tzaddik, she would indeed merit sicuro have children of her own.

The woman stationed herself sopra front of Reb Yehuda Leib. She begged and pleaded, screamed and cried that he must bless her esatto have children. But still Reb Yehuda Leib refused to bless the woman. “Go esatto my father, the Rebbe,” he stated simply. “Surely he will bless you.”

The woman was not satisfied with this answer. She continued puro cry out preciso Reb Yehuda Leib that he should bless her. Finally, at wit’s end, Reb Yehuda Leib said, “Go esatto my brother. Perhaps he will bless you.”

The woman repeated the entire scene in front of Reb Shmuel. She begged and pleaded, cried and screamed that Reb Shmuel bless her to have children. But nothing could move Reb Shmuel. He insisted that only his father, the Rebbe, could do anything for the woman. Seeing that she would not take “no” for an answer, Reb Shmuel told his brother and the carriage driver to get ready to leave. They quickly got into the carriage puro begin their journey home and away from the woman.

But the carriage didn’t budge. The woman had cleverly placed verso stick sopra the spokes of http://www.datingranking.net/it/wing-review/ the wheels preciso keep them from turning.

Reb Shmuel climbed down from the carriage and, con annoyance told the woman, “Go eat per bagel” – equivalent sopra today’s vernacular sicuro “go fly a kite.”

She promptly went home and made bagels, concentrating all the while on the blessing that the bagel would surely elicit. It occurred esatto the woman that just onesto be sure that the blessing would really be actualized, she should maybe eat two bagels. So that is exactly what she did.

The following year, Rabbi Menachem Mendel passed away and Reb Shmuel, though the youngest of his seven sons, was chosen to succeed him as Rebbe.

Satisfied at last, the woman left Reb Shmuel and Reb Yehuda Leib puro continue their journey

One day, verso man came into Reb Shmuel’s study with two cakes which his wife had baked for the Rebbe. “You blessed my wife last year that she would have verso child, so she has asked me preciso bring you these cakes con gratitude.”

Reb Shmuel had mai recollection of the event so the man recounted the entire episode sicuro Reb Shmuel. He finished by saying, “You said to my wife, ‘Go eat a bagel.’ That is exactly what she did and your blessing came true.”

“My wife had wanted onesto make sure that the blessing would really materialize so she ate two bagels and had twins!” said the beaming father.

“Know,” Reb Shmuel told the husband, “I saw that there was verso heavenly decree that you and your wife were not destined esatto have children. It was only sopra exasperation that I told your wife puro eat verso bagel, not as per means of blessing. But because of her simple faith, her strong faith con the blessing of per Tzaddik, the decree was annulled and you and your wife were blessed with children.”