In our professional lives we try to connect to the leaders in our field.
We should do no less in our spiritual lives
How can I bring a connection with gedolim into my life?
- buy biographies of the Gadol Hador to read and have at home for reference
- buy kids books with pictures and stories of Gedolei Yisrael for your children to look through
- put pictures of Gedolim up on your wall
- tell stories of the Gedolim at your shabbos table to learn from them and make them real for your children
- find an accessible local Gadol to take your kids to for a bracha
Sometimes we only understand the true impact of people once they are gone.
When Rav Shteinman passed away we all stood aghast unsure of what we should do.
He had been the center of our everyday Jewish lives with his name constantly mentioned as the Gadol Hador.
Strangely enough he became even more part of our lives after he passed away.
Everyone felt such a strong connection to him and a drive to ensure he remained part of our lives.
We saw this all around us.
Starting with the massive funeral – levaya, that almost every family we knew had someone going to.
Then the new girl’s school that was just opening up called themselves Ayelet Hashachar after him.
The new shul that was being dedicated also made their new name Ayelet Hashachar.
Every family around us that gave birth to a boy that year called their son Yehuda Leib.
We want a connection with our Gedolim so much that we don’t want to let them go.
We want them to carry on in our everyday lives and in our names.
We finally put a picture of him on our wall so that he could continue to be a guiding light in our home and lives always.
Actively start your connection with a Gadol today.
Put gedolim pictures up on your wall.