Section: Stories   Category: Gadlus
Rav Yehoshua Leib Diskin Warily Eyes The Moving Man

Rav Yehoshua Leib Diskin, the Rov of Yerushalayim, was moving apartments and had a number of moving men carrying his belongings to his new home.  During the move, Rav Yehoshua Leib followed one of the movers who was carrying two stuffed boxes, one on top of the other.  Rav Yehoshua Leib not only followed him out of the apartment, but he walked alongside him the entire way from the old apartment to the new one.  All the while he kept warning him not to switch the order of the boxes and to make sure that after he rests and loads up again he doesn't put the bottom box on top.

After hearing these instructions incessantly during the walk, the moving man finally lost his patience and asked Rav Yehoshua Leib, "what are you so tense about?  What difference does it make which box is on top?"

Rav Yehoshua Leib answered, in complete humility, that the top box contained his father's writings and the bottom box held his own personal writings in it.  "It is not proper that even for a short while my father's writings should be on bottom and mine on top."  

The level of Kibud Av V'Eim by a tzaddik!  (Chayim Sheyesh Bahem)