|A story of the Rebbe #78 - "And How is Rabbi Rosen?"|
The late former Chief Rabbi of Romania, Rabbi Rosen, once related:
"One day, on the morning of Isru Chag of Simchas Torah, the telephone rang in my home. To my surprise, it was Rabbi Hodakov, the secretary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Rabbi Hodakov told me that the Rebbe wanted to know how I was. I was very surprised by this question, because on the morning of Simchas Torah, when I was getting ready to go to shul, I had suddenly felt unwell. I fainted and fell to the floor. Although everyone around me thought of taking me to the hospital, I recovered fairly quickly and I got up as if nothing had happened.
"While I was still marveling at Rabbi Hodakov's question, I asked him how the Rebbe knew that I had not been feeling well. Rabbi Hodakov replied, ?I Don't know. Yesterday, during hakafos on the night of Simchas Torah, the Rebbe asked me to come over to him. He asked me how Rabbi Rosen was feeling, and told me to say a "lechaim" for him. Now, ten minutes ago, after the distribution of kos shel brocha had ended, the Rebbe called me into this room and asked me to call you and find out how you are.?
"I asked Rabbi Hodakov, ?What time did the Rebbe mention me during hakafos?? When Rabbi Hodakov told me what time it was, I saw that this was exactly at the same time as when I had fainted at home. ?"
Translated from the Kfar Chabad Magazine