Nov 19, 2009

Meilitz Yosher

It's the 200th yartzeit of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev (1740-1809), talmid of the Maggid of Mezritch and "Defender of Israel."  It occurred to me that all the stories we have about his defending the Jewish people to Hashem and putting them in a good light have to do with "bein adam la'Makom" kind of things like the story of illegal goods being available but not chometz, smoking on Shabbos, eating on a fast day, greasing the wheels while davening. 

Not one story about how someone wronged another person and R' Levi Yitzchok defending him.  Significant, I think.

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