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Wednesday, 17 Shevat, 5783
  |  February 8, 2023

The Breast Pocket Dilemma

Motzoei Shabbos Story: When a chossid showed up to Yechidus wearing a suit with a breast pocket, the Rebbe Maharash used it as a trigger to make a point about tzedakah. Full Story

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September 17, 2022 9:30 pm

אני בצדק אחזה פניך
From this pasuk chazal learn that one should give tzedakah before davening.

בצדק is also a Roshei Tavos for: ביז צו דער קעשענע (up until the pocket) I.e. one serves hashem only as long as it doesn’t hurt.

So until now that the pocket was down below, there remained at least a half of a chosid, but now that the pocket is up above, there barely any chosid left..

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September 17, 2022 11:12 pm

Similarly, the Rebbe explained that the ישמעאלים wear a rope around their headgear, like a gartel. For a yid the נפש הבהמית is from the waist down and we place our gartel there, and for them it is throughout….

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