VORT ON THE PARSHA
וישלח יעקב מלאכים (וישלח לב:ד)רש''י - מלאכים ממש - Yaakov sent literal malachim (angels) to Eisav
A night before Reb Aharon of Belz zt’’l escaped the Bochnia Ghetto with his brother the Bilgoray Rav zt’’l, a chassid, Reb Dovid Singer z’’l, merited to ask Reb Aharon for a bracha for himself and his two young children, a six-year-old girl and two-year old boy. Reb Dovid cried: “Everyone is trying to escape the war, but I have two little children, where can we run?”
Reb Aharon sighed and replied: “What can I do?” and continued: “Here’s my kittal as a safeworthy item, and you’ll return it to me when we reunite with all Yidden together.” Reb Aharon also handed him two blessed ‘matbiyos’ – coins for the children.
Reb Dovid, together with his two children were transferred from one camp to another, and with great nissim, beyond divine nature, they miraculously survived and arrived at Bergen Belsen towards the end of the war, where they were freed by the Britains.
At his first opportunity, Reb Dovid traveled to Eretz Yisroel to visit Reb Aharon of Belz. He entered the Rebbe’s chamber together with his son and handed the Rebbe a piece of silk cloth, since the kittal became tattered during its war traverses. Reb Aharon took the fabric and said: “Every Yid that escaped the war was accompanied by two malachim (angels) – מלאכים ממש!”
This story was told by R’ Moshe Beigeleisan shlita; son-in-law of Reb Dovid Singer z’’lGo back to Parshas Vayishlach