"It’s the dancing that comes from kedushah…. Never stop dancing this way, boys"
The job of a Yid, Rav Shlomo Freifeld would say, is to be “mecharker b’chol oz lifnei Hashem — to dance with all his might before G-d,” (the way Dovid Hamelech danced before the Aron), finding a way to use all the talents given to him, with energy and enthusiasm, to serve Hashem.
Perhaps this was the backdrop to the picture taken by Mishpacha’s Avraham Elbaz at a bar mitzvah last week: He noticed Rav Shlomo’s son-in-law and successor, Sh’or Yoshuv Rosh Yeshivah Rav Naftali Jaeger, standing off to the side and watching the bar mitzvah boys dance.
In his derashah, the Rosh Yeshivah addressed the friends of the bar mitzvah boy, talmidim of Talmud Torah Siach Yitzchok, the yeshivah founded by Rav Shlomo Freifeld.
“I had such pleasure watching you dance,” Rav Naftali told them. “It’s not the dancing from the ‘other side’ that we see so much of these days. It’s the dancing that comes from kedushah…. Never stop dancing this way, boys.”
(Originally featured in Mishpacha, Issue 854)
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