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Monday, April 02, 2012

A Nice Story about Rabbi Sheinberg Zatzal

This morning at davening, Rabbi Shlomo Tanenbaum, the director of The Ark, a social services organization that serves the Jewish Community, got an aliyah and made a Mi Shebeirach for the new grandchildren of a friend of his whose daughter-in-law had twin girls, baruch Hashem. After davening, he told me a nice story.  The parents had been married for five years, and hadn't had children, so they went to Rav Sheinberg for a bracha.  Rav Sheinberg very warmly wished them well and blessed them that they should have children.  His son was in the room, and he said, Tatty, give them a Real Bracha!  So Rav Sheinberg said "You should have a double header."

This is the second pair of twins they've had.

Good thing he didn't wish them a double hat trick.

I liked the comment that came in on this, so I'm including it in the post:


Apropos of a baseball metaphor:
Rav Sheinberg zt"l often introduced himself to ba'alei tshuva as "Lefty Sheinberg": bats right, throws left."He was referring to his youth in New York, to put them at ease. He was very comfortable with baseball.
BTW, there was a picture of him holding a lulav and esrog, among pictures of other gedolim, where he was holding the esrog in his left hand. His grandson pointed out that the magazine had flipped the negative: everyone knew that Rav Sheinberg was a lefty. And then he quoted: "bats right, throws left."
When ba'alei tshuva would come to him with issues of parnasa, he would tell them about when he used to sell newspapers on street corners, and point out that, "When it comes to parnasa, I know where it's at." 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apropos of a baseball metaphor:

Rav Sheinberg zt"l often introduced himself to ba'alei tshuva as "Lefty Sheinberg": bats right, throws left."
He was referring to his youth in New York, to put them at ease. He was very comfortable with baseball.

BTW, there was a picture of him holding a lulav and esrog, among pictures of other gedolim, where he was holding the esrog in his left hand. His grandson pointed out that the magazine had flipped the negative: everyone knew that Rav Sheinberg was a lefty. And then he quoted: "bats right, throws left."

When ba'alei tshuva would come to him with issues of parnasa, he would tell them about when he used to sell newspapers on street corners, and point out that, "When it comes to parnasa, I know where it's at."

Barzilai said...

There was a comment here that I deleted, because the video it linked to made me uncomfortable.