In the last two weeks Klal Yisroel was visited with the tragedy of the Loss of Two Great towering People. One was a Chassidic Rebbe ,זי"ע known as the Zlatchover Rebbe who resided in Monsey the last number of years and brought ברכה to the community residents. A unique and Authentic עובד ה'. People who carried pain, emotional or physical flocked to the Rebbe for Chizuk , עצות and ברכות. There are people particularly in Monsey who benefited from the above.
The fulfillment of the Rebbe's ברכות were not unusual. Then there are those broken, lonely and Comfort needing souls from different parts of the world who would visit the Rebbe and left with comforting brachos.
Then is the Great Rosh Yeshiva, Harav Chaim Leib Epstein זצ"ל who shared his greatness in Torah that he achieved beginning with his years under the tutelage of מרן הגר"א קוטלר זצ"ל.
He was the paragon of humility in an aggressive way. He was from the chosen few who were Truly בורח מן הכבוד. Blessed with a specific עדינות הנפש, he was able to use his wisdom to Share someone else's pain and then he gave them the appropriate עצה. His focus on his personal עבודת השם was palpable.
At this time, when כלל ישראל are threatened by vicious enemies, their presence shielded us. Their tefilos and עבודת השם not to mention their עמלות בתורה comforted us from the presence of ominous dark clouds following us.
These two Prize Gedolim, zy"a moved from the world of mortals to the עולם הנשמות. Let us hope That their leaving עולם הזה is not מפני הרעה נאסף הצדיק but a calling to enter the heavenly court And beg for the safety of all of כלל ישראל.
!ותנו כבוד לתורה