CHASSIDISHE STORY ON THE PARSHA
זאת תורת העולה (צו יד:ב)Chazal says that a Korban can rectify any bad thoughts a person may have.
The Tcheker Rav, Reb Yehoshua Brisk zt’’l, with some other Yidden, visited Reb Aharon of Belz zt’’l to give over their kvittel (personal request). As they waited in a crowded room, the Tcheker Rav thought that perhaps if Reb Aharon’s table were situated in the middle of the room, there would be more place for all the people to wait in a neat row to hand in their kvittel. (Reb Aharon’s table was at the side of the room.)
Reb Aharon sat deep in thought while tending to a chassid’s kvittel and suddenly paused and called out loud: “Who moved my table? Who moved my table?”
Everyone present was stunned since the table didn’t move. Reb Shulem Foigel z’’l, the Rebbe’s gabbai, tried explaining that the table was exactly where it was, but no one moved it. But Reb Aharon asked again, “Who moved the table?”
Reb Shulem turned to the crowd and asked each individual if perhaps they had moved the table. When he asked the Tcheker Rav if he moved the table, the Tcheker Rav responded, “Chas V’Shalom, I didn’t move the table – I just thought that maybe the table would be better off in the middle of the room!”
Reb Shulem related the Tcheker Rav’s thoughts to Reb Aharon of Belz, and Reb Aharon exclaimed, “Ah, he just thought…nu!…” And he continued accepting Kvittlech from the chassidim.
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