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Tzaddik's Blessing

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Question: I was always under the impression that Judaism firmly believed that there are no intermediaries between man and G‑d, and to pray to the deceased is blasphemous and outlawed by the Bible. If so, why is it permissible to ask the Rebbe to intercede...
The men of the chevra kadisha were not inclined to believe him, and did not plan to honor his request.
The poor tailor became a beggar, and it seemed to the local population that he had lost his mind.
Why did Rabbi Baruch send the townspeople to receive a blessing from a perpetual drunk?
“Rebbe!” she cried. “I swear that I won’t move from here until you command Heaven to bless me with a child!”
We couldn’t understand why there was a need for us to meet yet another rabbi. We were rather satisfied with the acquaintance of Rabbi Shemtov.
To everyone, it was an impossible dream. But not for Reb Yekel.
The Rebbetzin understood that her father wanted her to follow his practice of blessing people who sought Divine help.
Moses’ blessings were limited and G-d’s are limitless. Why would Moses bother blessing us?
Living as a downtrodden shell of her former self, Leah's blank eyes reflected the agony that gripped her heart.
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