Section: Parshas HaShavua Category: Story
|Parshas VaEirah: Chasam Sofer - Can A Poor Man Hear His Brother Crying?|
A rich businessman came to the Chasam Sofer crying that while he was once one of the most successful traders in the city, a series of bad dealings has wiped him out. He requested advice and a Bracha from the Tzaddik. The Chasam Sofer said to him that he heard about his terrible plight, but he also heard that he has a brother who lives in poverty and that he doesn't help his brother. "Please forgive me," said the man, "but right now I am not in any position to help. If Hashem helps me get back on my feet, I promise I will help my brother."
"Despite your difficult predicament," said the Chasam Sofer, "go help your brother right now in any way you can, and bzchus this, Hashem will rescue you from you troubles."