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Spiritual Tools-Honoring Parents-Rabbi Avraham son of the Chiddushei HaRim



The 23rd of Adar is the Yahrtzeit of the Chiddushei HaRim: Rabbi Avraham Mordechai was the son of the Chiddushei HaRim and the father of the Sefat Emet. Whenever his father would deliver a lecture, it was usually so challenging that most of the listeners did not understand. Rabbi Avraham would then repeat and explain the entire lecture. One time, his father delivered a lecture that was far more complex than usual. He turned to his son and said, “this lecture, even you did not understand?” His son did not respond and remained silent. After his father left the room, Rabbi Avraham repeated and explained the entire lecture. When his father heard about this, he asked his son, “Why did you not respond when I asked you?” Rabbi Avraham responded, “When you asked me you said, ‘you did not understand,’ and I did not want to argue!”

 

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