Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sharansky/Tehillim Follow Up

Dr. Yael Ziegler found herself on Wednesday standing behind Natan Sharansky in a bakery. She gathered the courage to start a conversation and told him that she had just told her class in Sefer Tehilim about how he had carried a small book of Psalms with him through all his tribulations in the former Soviet Union, even when the authorities gave him trouble because of it. Whereupon Sharansky reached into his pocket and took out a tattered used Sefer Tehillim to show her.
You still carry it, she breathed.
It carries me, he responded.

- Written up by Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg, as presented in his drasha on Parshat Toldot 5774

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. (and sorry to have missed you if you were in KGH for Shabbos.

November 23, 2014 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger kishke said...

Sharansky's book was something special. Very inspiring. I actually met him in Flatbush once, at Noach Dear's house, right after he was released.

November 23, 2014 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann said...

Special book, special person. Was near KGH, 159 street and 72 ave. Did not hear drasha/story live on Shabbos.

November 23, 2014 at 2:19 PM  

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