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Hearing the Cry of a Child

A story with a living lesson

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Hearing the Cry of a Child: A story with a living lesson

Once, in the middle of the night, one of the Mitteler Rebbe’s children fell out of bed. Entirely engrossed in his studies, he did not hear the child’s cries. However, his father, the Alter Rebbe, heard the cries, closed his Torah books, and went to comfort the child. The Alter Rebbe later said to his son: no matter how deeply immersed you are in holy pursuits, when a child cries you must hear it; you must stop what you’re doing and soothe their pain.
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Jewish History, R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi (Alter Rebbe)
The life, teachings and works of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad.