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Emor: Toledot Adam: Bring Close

The 28th of Nisan is the Yahrtzeit of Rav Yehoshua of Ostrova, son of Rav Shlomo Leib of Lentcha, and author of Toldos Adam (1819-1873). “You shall sanctify him, for he offers the food of your Lord; he shall remain holy to you, for holy am I, God, Who sanctifies you (Vayikra 21:8).” The people of Israel are obligated to be watchful over all their actions so that they do not damage the sanctity of the tzaddik. “You shall sanctify him,” for his sanctity is dependent on the people. And not only this, but his path influences all those around him and brings him close to God, “for he offers the food of your Lord,” don’t read “offers” but, “brings close.” (Toledot Adam – Rabbi Yehoshua of Ostrova)


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