From the desk of Rabbi Leonard ( Yehuda ) Blank MS, BCC
Director of Chaplaincy Commission and External Affairs
Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim
Rabbi Shimon Finkelman, author of many sefarim including about HaGoan, HaRAv Moshe Feinstein ztkl and is a rebbe at Yeshiva Darchei Torah, was the guest speaker for the Bais Medrash L’Torah V’Horah Kollel of MTJ Yeshiva’s melave malka this past Motzei Shabbos with HaGoan HaRav Dovid Feinstein and other chashuva rabbonim in attendance. He spoke about different aspects and examples of being maker tov and offering hakaros hatov. One such example was before Moshe Rabbainu went to Mitzrayim following the Aibershta’s request, Moshe Rabbainu first went to Yisro his father in law for permission to leave and go to Mitzrayim. He did so ,as he was grateful for whatever Yisro did for him, his wife and children. He was maker tov and conveyed his hakaros hatov appreciation to Yisro.
We often take for granted what others do for us, especially when that chesed might be considered insignificant. What about a simple thank you or you’re welcome and not “no problem” which many say. Perhaps you might have seen recent ads for volunteers for Chasdei Lev. What began approximately 10 years ago to show hakaros hatov to a small amount of mechanchim they now show tremendous care and hakaros hatov to thousands. With the help of volunteers will be distributing over 4,300 orders to devoted mechanchim in 14 states in the USA. If you are interested in learning more about what Chasdei Lev is all about, contact me. I will direct you to someone who can share with you how they give hakaros hatov. HaGaon HaRav Reuven Feinstein gives Chasdei Lev volunteers their spiritual guidance. Giving thanks, appreciation and gratitude truly improves self worth.
The Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim continuously strive to offer educational programs, events, and simchas, that will enhance the quality of life of our members, their wives and adult children.
Attached you will find the link to hear the conference call with Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt regarding the Coronavirus