Section:  Avodah   Category: Bnei Bayscha
Rav Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz, Still Thoughtful Long After The Honeymoon Ended

A few years ago when Rav Michel Yehuda was in his mid nineties he needed a little break. A generous American with an apartment in Yerushalayim gave the apartment to Rav Michel Yehuda to use. After his short respite, to repay this gentleman's kindness, Rav Michel Yehuda invited this person to his home to spend a Shabbos with him.

Shortly after beginning the meal Rav Michel Yehuda turned to the man with a big smile and asked loudly, making sure his wife would hear, have you ever tasted such delicious Challos in your entire life?

We take many things for granted and forget that there is an Eishes Chayil who has been doing the same laborious tasks for many years despite that the compliments have long ago ceased. Not in the case of Rav Michel Yehuda. Even after 70 years of marriage he still knew whose efforts stood behind the Challos and had the thoughtfulness to express his appreciation in a meaningful way, time an time again.  Yehi Zichro Boruch.