The Chai Times // It's Okay to Get Distracted by the Torah

Feb 16, 2024 8:02 pm



Once, in Riga, Latvia, some people came to purchase lumber from Reb Binyamin Kletzker, a prominent chassid of the first Chabad rebbe.

After closing the deal, Reb Binyamin reached into his pocket to give the buyers their receipt. He accidentally pulled out a written discourse of the Alter Rebbe, and glancing at it, got immersed in its study with profound concentration.

The buyers were outraged. “Is this a time to learn a Chassidic discourse?!”

“During your daily prayers, you don’t hesitate to entertain thoughts of purchasing lumber,” Reb Binyamin commented. “Is it not then fitting to contemplate Chassidic teachings when engaged in the act of buying lumber?"  from here

If you are okay with being distracted away from the good stuff, allow yourself to be distracted towards the good stuff too.

Wishing you an uplifting Shabbat,

Rabbi Mendy & Mussy

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