CHASSIDISHE STORY ON THE PARSHA
Hashem Gives What We Need
Earlier in his life, during World War II, the Brisker Rav zt’’l, was in the Warsaw Ghetto, and two days before Yom Kippur, he was left with just two pieces of bread. He was hungry, and so he ate them. People asked him why he didn’t save the bread for the next day, Erev Yom Kippur, when there was a mitzvah to eat in preparation for the Yom Kippur fast.
“I’m not going to hoard,” the Brisker Rav replied. “I am hungry now, and now I have bread, so I am going to eat it.”
Sure enough, the next day, a baker arrived with loaves of bread, which the Brisker Rav was able to purchase and eat.
The same man who brought the bread also had some fish – but as he made his way to the neighborhood, bombs fell, and he dropped the fish.
“If I had more bitachon,” the Brisker Rav said, “I would have received fish, as well.”
Hashem has everything for us, and He will give us precisely what He determines we need.
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