CHASSIDISHE STORY ON THE PARSHA
Parshas Ki Seitzei
השב תשיבם…(כי תצא כא:ב)You shall surely return them…
Maran, Rebbe Aharon of Belz zt’’l noticed a postage stamp on the floor and that he almost stepped on the postage stamp, which contained loshen kodesh letters. He quickly picked up the postage stamp and joyfully exclaimed that Hashem led him to fulfill the mitzvah of Hashavas Aveida – returning a lost object. Maran called out loudly, “Hashavas Aveida, Hashavas Aveida!” Until someone said the postage stamp belonged to the gabbai, Reb Shulem Foigel z’’l.
Reb Shulem had returned home already, and Maran had to wait until the next morning to return the lost postage stamp. Maran was so excited at the opportunity that before he went to sleep that night, Maran asked to daven Shacharis earlier the next morning so that he be able to perform the mitzvah quickly – that when Reb Shulem arrived, he could return the postage stamp right away.
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