"When you were here, I would write to you at the beginning of a zeman to wish you well, and I’m continuing to that now as well"
One of the holy neshamos taken in Meron this past Lag B’omer was Shlomo Zalman Levovitz of Tzfas, a teenage talmid of Yeshiva Knesses Yechezkel in Elad. With the start of the new zeman, his mother wrote a note, which was shared with Mishpacha.
To my dear Shloimy!
You are learning in the yeshivah of Rabi Shimon… how special! When you were here, I would write to you at the beginning of a zeman to wish you well, and I’m continuing to that now as well.
Who are you learning with? What are the sedorim like? What masechta?
Here, I thought of you every single morning when I davened Veha’arev Nah, as you asked us to. You worried about the nisyonos of This World, and all you wanted was to taste the sweetness of Torah, so I continue to daven for you by Veha’arev Nah.
It must have been strange to be there already when you weren’t expecting that. Here it’s also strange, the kids talk about you all the time. It’s hard for Abba to see all the other bochurim starting the zeman and Savta so misses your visits, with the warm smile and good cheer you brought her every time you came in.
If you are able, please be a meilitz yosher for us over there, have us in mind that we should have emunah and genuine simchah, and daven for all of Klal Yisrael. And hatzlachah with the zeman, with the new chavrusos. Are you also the one who says over the shiur to the others Over There?
(Originally featured in Mishpacha, Issue 882)
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