A Heavy Load, But a Light Heart

Reb Nosson “Bobby” Vogel, one of the founders and leading supporters of Lubavitch Boys’ School of London, told the Rebbe that it was getting too hard. The Rebbe responded to him in “business language.”

Reb Nosson (known as Bobby) Vogel was one of the founders and leading supporters of Lubavitch Boys’ School of London. As the strain of funding the school became more demanding, he said to the Rebbe that he felt that it was too difficult for him to continue.

The Rebbe smiled a beautiful smile, and said, “Since you are a businessman, I’ll speak to you in business language.

“Imagine that you are straining yourself to carry a heavy sack, filled with gemstones.

“Now what if someone would approach you with an offer to add more gems into the bag. Would you agree? Of course, you would! The bag is indeed already heavy, but these are gemstones…”

Reb Nosson left the Rebbe’s room with a ‘heavy load,’ but a lighter heart.

(Parshios Im HaRebbe, Vol. 1, Page 64)

From The Weekly Farbrengen by Merkaz Anash

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