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Everyone is Crying
Among the great tzaddikim of the generations was the Gaon Rav Shimshon, z'tl, who the Av Beis Din of Zivlin.  Not much was known about him, but a few stories about him were passed down through the generations.  The Admor Rav Avraham Weinberg, z'tl of Slonim, would frequently tell over this story about him with great emotion.

When Rav Shimshon was chosen to serve in Zivlin, he made his position contingent on two conditions.  The first condition was that the kehilla would not make any changes without his agreement.  The second condition concerned his constant toil in Torah.  In order not to lose precious time from his learning, he would judge kehilla matters and answer questions only on Motzei Shabbos.

One weekday, Rav Shimshon's wife went to the market, and spotted a fish she wished to buy Lekavod Shabbos.  The wife of a rich man in town was standing there, and she wanted the same fish, and she raised the price and bought it.  During the discussion between the two women, the woman spoke extremely brazenly against the Rebbitzen.  Everybody around was shocked at the woman's harsh language, and people started murmuring, "It's an offense to the kavod of Torah; the wife of a chaver is like the chaver."

The heads of the city decided that this woman and her family must be penalized for her offensive behavior.  However, they were obligated to procure the agreement of the Rav, and that could not happen until Motzei Shabbos.  Meanwhile, the heads of the city approached the Rebbitzen, and they asked her to prepare the groundwork by bringing up the painful story to her husband over Shabbos.

On Friday night, the Rebbitzen told R' Shimshon the story of what happened to her, and how the leaders of the city were prepared to discuss it with him on Motzei Shabbos.

Rav Shimshon asked his wife, "When did this happen?"  She answered, "On Tuesday."

Rav Shimshon paled and called out in a stricken voice, "Tuesday, Tuesday!  And from Tuesday until today, you have held a grudge in your heart against a Bas Yisroel!!"

At the sound of his mighty voice, the Rebbitzen became frightened, and accepted his rebuke.  She quickly said, "I forgive her with complete forgiveness."        

However, Rav Shimshon was not yet satisfied with his wife's forgiveness.  "You must go appease her."  Immediately, they went together to the rich man's house.  When they knocked, and the family inside heard the Rav identify themselves, they became frightened.  Who knows what kind of din the Rav would decide for them?

They opened the door, and the people in the household fell at the feet of the Rav, crying and pleading that he forgive them.

"You have to ask forgiveness for us?" the Rav cried.  We have come to request forgiveness from you, for a grudge harbored in the heart since Tuesday!"

When they heard this, they cried out, "You need to ask forgiveness! We caused this terrible incident, by offending the kavod of the Torah."   The two sides wept on each other's shoulders and parted in shalom.    (Chayim Sheyash Bahem -Yalkot Lekach Tov)

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