Monday, December 12, 2011

Small Deed. Big Person

HaRav Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky Zatzal, Rav of Vilna, Raban Shel Yisroel.(1863-1940)

A man stopped HaRav Caim Ozer Grodzinsky Zatzal, the Rav of Vilna and the Gadol and Posek Hador in the pre-WWII era, to ask for directions how to get to his destination.

This man was stuttering, so Rav Chaim Ozer not only gave him directions but also walked him all the way to his destination.

The students asked why? R Chaim Ozer answered "If I didn't take him there he might have needed to ask direction again and then he might get embarrassed."



  1. and you knw it dosnt just have to be a big person. it can be us- the little people. and we can also do these so to speak "small" actions. we can also take from here that pelople notice our actions. this gadol was just walking someone home and he wouldve never have know hat it would be a famous story. so too every action we do Hashem looks down apon s a famous story!

  2. Anon-thank you for your comment. You are so right. And every person can become great by doing seemingly small actions because in truth, no action is insignificant and there is something great about even the smallest good deed.

  3. that is a gadol.


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