CHASSIDISHE STORY ON THE PARSHA
Parshas Acharei Mos
בזאת יבא אהרן אל הקודש (אחרי טז:ג)
On Motzei Yom Kippur, there was a minhag (custom) by the Rebbes of Belz that following Havdalah at home, they would return to the Shul and walk around all four sides of the Shul. Chassidim understood that they were ‘collecting all the prayers’ that didn’t ascend the heavens, and with this act, they were making the prayers ascend high.
When Maran Reb Yissacher Dov of Belz zt’’l was brought into the Shul on his last Motzei Yom Kippur of his life, when they arrived at the door, Maran requested to turn his chair facing the Aron Kodesh, and he turned to the crowd. He said: “You probably think that my grandfather, the Sar Shalom of Belz zt’’l, and my father, the Mittler Rav zt’’l, returned to shul to collect the tefillos, I’m telling you that since they were so occupied with the holiness of the day, they were accustomed to return to the shul on Motzei Yom Kippur to soak in the holiness of the walls from the Shul.”
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