Learning Mishnayos is good for the neshama.
That’s why at United Lubavitcher Yeshiva of Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn the students have been learning extra lines of Mishnayos by heart in the merit of the neshama of Rabbi Benda Shlomo Ben Dovid Lakein.
Many students spent their free time learning mishnayos by heart (completing over 2,300 lines) in memory of the Crown Heights publisher who was involved in Chabad activities nationwide.
The top learners were rewarded with a ski trip, but found out at Montage Mountain Ski Resort in Scranton, Pennsylvania, that their efforts were to be rewarded even more.
While at the ski resort, the group met a Jewish man who works there, and never put on Tefillin.
Uri from Leningrad, Russia, approached Rabbi Michoel Harrari, who was accompanying the trip, and asked him, “I am a Jew, and my wife is Jewish. I have two sons too. What do I do now?”
So, the boys helped him put on Tefillin, learning that the reward for their learning was far greater than they imagined.