A grandson of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman zt”l said, “When I served [my grandfather] food, he would … ask if I wanted to eat…. I often told him that I am a baal taavah and the food he ate would not be sufficient for me…. He would sigh and comment, ‘Eating is for me like fasting for you.’” (Quoted in Yated Ne’eman, 29 Adar) 


Before we became observant, life was like a carousel. We rode round and round. When the music stopped, we got off … at the same place we had started. 


This momentous Shabbos ushers in the Month of Miracles. 


A prominent rosh yeshiva once remarked to me, “I never ate a steak in my life.” 


When my wife and I were college students, we joined the “Peace Movement,” protesting the Vietnam War. This was before we became aware of our Jewishness; we were looking for something to fill up the spiritual vacuum, but there was no peace in the Peace Movement.  



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