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Section:  Avodah   Category: Tehilim
Tehilim Perek 23: Disgrace in Auschwitz and Honor in Bnei Brak

When the Satmar Rebbe Rav Moshe Teitlebaum came to Eretz Yisroel he was treated to a Kabolas Panim attended by thousands of people. Seated next to the Gerer Rebbe the Satmar Rebbe said to him, "I was in Auschwitz, a hell on earth, and now I am here receiving this great honor. Believe me they are both "Hevel", nonsense."

This world is a grand illusion. There are no good situations or bad situations if you are a tzaddik. Every moment is just a different kind of Nisayon, Likadesh Shem Shamayim. Each situation stretches you limits testing a different aspect of your spiritual health.  Similarly when you go to an ophthalmologist he tests your vision with a bunch of different exercises. There are no good ones or bad ones. They are all just meant to test different aspects of your eyesight.

Dovid HaMelech sings in Tehilim 23 "Hashem Ro'i Lo Echsar", Hashem leads me, I lack nothing. Whether it is "Al Mei Menuchos", on peaceful waters or "B'Gei Tzalmaves" in the valley of death, it makes absolutely no difference. "Ki Ata Imadi", because you are beside me and I am trying be close to you. The goal is the same. It is only the scenery that changes and I am so focused I don't even notice.

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