|A story of the Rebbe #40 - "A Yoledes"|
When the artist Rabbi Boruch Nachshon first visited the Rebbe, he was privileged to receive special attention. For example, when he had his first yechidus, he spoke to the Rebbe about his general situation, and the Rebbe gave him a specific instruction to learn a particular artistic technique. Rabbi Nachshon still uses this technique in his paintings today. On a number of occasions, Rabbi Nachshon also spoke to the Rebbe outside on the street, when the Rebbe was on his way home from 770. The Rebbe guided Rabbi Nachshon's every single move.
One Shabbos, Rabbi Nachshon's wife needed to give birth, and she went to a Jewish hospital on S. Mark Street. After the farbrengen that Shabbos, Rabbi Nachshon wanted to recite a "Mi Shebeirach" for his wife during Mincha in the Rebbe's minyan. However, Rabbi Nachshon did not speak Yiddish very well, and the gabbai, Rabbi Yochanan Gordon, who did not know much Ivrit, did not understand what he wanted. At 3:55pm, while Rabbi Nachshon was still trying to explain exactly which kind of "Mi Shebeirach" he wanted to say, the Rebbe'suddenly called out, "A yoledes" (a newly delivered mother).
Immediately after davening, Rabbi Nachshon walked to the hospital, where he found out that at the precise moment that the Rebbe uttered the words, "A yoledes," Mrs. Nachshon had given birth.
Translated from the Kfar Chabad Magazine