Section: Stories   Category: Gadlus
Rav Chatzkel Levenstein Says Good Night!

One night after Maariv in Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak a talmid of the Mashgiach Rav Chatzkel Leventstein walked his Rebbe back home. When they reached the apartment Rav Chatzkel bid his talmid a good night and went inside, while his talmid turned and started heading back to Yeshiva.

After walking a bit, to his surprise, the Talmid heard someone calling him. He turned around and was surprised to see it was Rav Chatzkel. He wondered what the Mashgiach suddenly wanted from him.

When he went back to Rav Chatzkel, Rav Chatzkel criticized himself. He said I preach in Yeshiva that the mitzvos should not be performed by route, Mitzvos Anashim Milumada, but rather with thought and care. Yet when you left me I wished you a "good night" without really thinking what I was saying. So now I came back to wish you an earnest and heartfelt Good Night! (U'Lisitcha Elyon Chayei Sara)