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Overheard: The “Weaker” Brother   

"They cried! And that makes all the difference”


"I once heard from Rav Michel Yehudah Lefkovitz ztz”l that often, in his experience teaching generations of talmidim, he’d notice that one boy was weaker than his brothers, less capable than the other brothers who came through the yeshivah. Rav Michel Yehudah said that over time, he realized that the ‘weaker’ brother usually overtook the others and soared even higher than they did. Why? He said he could only speculate…that for the successful brothers, the parents davened. But for the weaker one? They cried! And that makes all the difference.”

--RAV ELIMELECH BIDERMAN, in a recent shmuess.


(Originally featured in Mishpacha, Issue 862)

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