Friday, 4 April 2008
TRUTH *with* SENSITIVITY - Once a Jew - Always a Jew!
As known, the Lubavitcher Rebbe met with thousands of people around the world regarding 10 times as many questions each had. This he did as he handed each one a dollar note to be given to Tzeddakah (charity). Through these acts of goodness and kindness, the world becomes more prepared for the coming of our righteous redeemer - Moshiach Tzidkeinu.
It is truly amazing to witness the encounters the Rebbi had with so many different types of people - and the questions and discussions that were had in just mintues - and often much shorter times.
This particular video is one of my favorites. It showed me how the Rebbe was mostly concerned with truth (a given!) Yet, even when confronted by someone totally against the absolute values of Torah and Judaism (although a Jew himself) - values representing the absolute essence of the Rebbe himself - he still holds himself back, speaking in as gentle a way as possible in the hope of encouraging this person to follow the correct path in life. We can all truly learn much in the Mitzvah of reprimanding another, from watching this particular video again and again...