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Section:  Avodah   Category: Ahavas Yisroel
A Brother's Shofar Shame Yields Three Shiduchim

In one of the famous Shtieblach in Yerushalayim there are two brothers who run from Minyan
Minyan throughout Rosh HaShanah, blowing Shofar for all the Minyanin. Last year when one of the brothers got up to blow it just didn't come out. He cleaned and banged and tried everything to make his Shofar blast the Tekios to no avail.

The people in the minyan started getting antsy. Slowly there were grimaces and grunts, until the chorus became so loud that his brother blowing nearby had to come in and rescue him. The Baal Tokei'a went home in shame as his brother served double duty, handling all the Shtieblach by himself.

After blowing shofar for the last minyan, the Baal Tokei'a made his way straight to his brother's house to cheer him up after his humiliating experience. He told his brother that it could happen to even the most experienced Baalei Tokei'a and there was nothing to be ashamed of.

His brother shrugged it off. He told him that while humiliation is the most difficult thing in the world to deal with, he is accepting it B'Simcha. "You my brother" he said, "have three older unmarried children in your home. I am giving you my zchus of accepting my shame with love. In that merit your three eligible children should all be zocheh to meet zivug this year."

Last week the third of the three children became engaged. U'Mi KiAmcha Yisroel!

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Visitor Comments: 3

dm, rbs, 2010-09-05 03:02:40
i had a similar thing last year, when my tekios didn't go so well, one of the mispallelim cheered me up by saying that the Soton only tries to ruin the tekios that are meaningful. if they're great it means that Hashem didn't care to send the Soton there ... nice, but small nechoma :)
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YH, 2010-09-08 07:42:17
Do you know these people personally? I like to know whether a story is a "Jewish legend" or whether it has been confirmed as true.
Anonymous, 2010-09-08 07:59:32
We heard it last week from someone who knows them and claims it to be true.

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