At a Farbrengen in Kazakhstan for Chof Av, the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson OBM, a story was told about an item that belonged to him and performs miracles.
8 years ago Tzachi Kedmi, a Lubavitcher from the Israeli village of Gamzu, decided to built a Mikvah in Reb Levik’s memory.
It proved a hassle as many bureaucratic hurdles stalled the building plans. Only after a visit to Reb Levik’s tomb in Almaty, Kedmi was notified all issues were resolved.
This is what he told participants at the Farbrengen this week:
Five years ago I was at a barber shop in the city of Holon and I commented to the barber the tonight will be the yahrtzeit of Reb Levik and that I built a Mikvah in his honor.
The barber replied back: “This Rebbe Levi Yitzchak is the father of the Rebbe of Lubavitch?”
“I have a surprise for you,” he said. “There is a neighbor here that wants to sell a silver cup that is ascribed to Reb Levik.”
The neighbor was rushed over and told me that 38 years ago he was at a Judaica sale in a New York shul. They said this cup was given to Reb Levik for his Bar Mitzvah.
“A few days ago I saw the cup and decided to sell it to someone who will actually use it for Shabbos Kiddush,” the man said.
He didn’t want a high sum and I bought it. That Shabbos I made a large Kiddush in my Shul with this holy cup.
And I have seen miracles ever since. One story was on Simchas Torah in our shul. One of the congregants asked for a blessing for a Shidduch.
I told him: “Say L’Chaim with this cup and Hashem will bless you.”
Two months later I met him and he thanked me for the cup. Motzoei Simchas Torah he met the girl he is going to marry in a few weeks. Baruch Hashem, they already have a baby.
(by chabad.kz, translated by COLlive.com)