By Mayer Preger
I would like to share a beautiful and inspirational story that I think can be a very powerful suggestion to help many Jewish people who are in dire need of blessings:
A business associate of mine shared a beautiful story with me.
His brother was married for a number of years and, unfortunately, didn’t have any children. His uncle (a Lubavitcher) revealed to him that a number of years into his own marriage, he too didn’t have any children.
He wrote a letter to the Rebbe requesting a Bracha. He received a letter back with a Bracha and shortly thereafter had children, Baruch Hashem.
The uncle then presents this letter from the Rebbe to his nephew saying “this is the letter I received from the Rebbe, I now give this letter and Bracha to you”.
Baruch Hashem, his brother now has a family.
I was very moved by this story. I feel that this story encapsulates one of the Rebbe’s main messages: If you have anything positive and someone else can use it or needs it, it is our responsibility as his Chassidim to share it with them.
Many of us have a lot of “Dollars” we received from the Rebbe over the years. A number of those Dollars were given to us by the Rebbe through a Shliach – parent, spouse or a bundle given out by Tankistim.
Perhaps it is our task today to be the Rebbe’s Shluchim and to do what my associate’s uncle did and pass our precious Dollar on for someone else in need to also get the Bracha that comes with it.
I would also suggest that the new recipient of the Dollar/Blessing needs to know that when he or she hears of another person that is in need of a Bracha, they too shall pass it on making all of us Shluchim of the Rebbe.
Maybe, just maybe this is one of the ways the Rebbe set it up to remain physically connected to each and every one of us and all that transpires in our lives.