Dreaming of Moshiach

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Accepting the Decree With Love

Rosh HaShana before Mincha in shul, a man told my husband that he went to Israel this year and met with the Milkman. When he met Rav Chaim Ezra Cohen Shlita (the Milkman), he asked him for his name and wrote it down on a piece of paper, and put a circle around his name. He told him that he has 1.2 million dollars in the bank but by Rosh HaShana 5768, it will all be gone. This guy was shocked what the Rav told him because he had a few hundred dollars in his pocket but the exact amount he had in his bank account was exactly 1.2 million dollars.

He asked the Rav why there was such a decree on him and the Rav told him that it's a nisayon (test) and not to be saddened by it.

He told my husband that he made this money in a short time. Wherever he placed his investment, it doubled and tripled, till the amount reached a little more than 1.2 million dollars. When he returned to the States, after meeting with the Milkman, he continued investing in different places but no matter where he placed his investment, he lost his money. A day before Rosh HaShana, he lost the entire amount, 1.2 million dollars, just as the Milkman told him. He said that he doesn't even $101 to buy an Aliya or donate to the shul.

He is a young guy, no more than 30. He told my husband that he is not sad and is very appreciative and glad that he merited to be warned by the Milkman that this will happen... He accepts the decree without any questions...




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו