Wednesday, June 25, 2008

BS”D

There was once a king who wanted to have a beautiful garden. He hired many workers to create this garden. At midday he sent one gardener home from work, and he told the others to continue working until the day was over. That night he gathered all the gardeners and paid each of them the same amount. "This is totally unfair!" complained the gardeners who had worked much longer than the one who had left at midday. The king responded, "I told one gardener to go home earlier, because he had accomplished in half a day that which had taken the rest of you the whole day!"

Just like in the parable, G-d (the king) sends our souls to this world to tend to His garden. Some very righteous people complete their task in half a lifetime, which would take others a complete lifetime!
Zev and Rochel were from those righteous, holy people who never wasted a moment in bringing light to our world.



I thank each of you who have already brought more light to this world by performing mitzvos in their memory. It would mean so much to all of our family that these acts of goodness and kindness continue in an increasing measure in their honour. (When doing a mitzvah in their honour, please have in mind Zev Yoisef ben Sholom and Rochel bas Mordechai, that their souls should have an elevation and peace.)

May all of our collective mitzvos bring about the time of universal peace for all mankind with the coming of Moshiach now!
- Rabbi Aryeh Lang, son-in-law of Zev and Rochel Simons a”h


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A SEFER TORAH IS BEING DEDICATED IN THE ZECHUS AND HONOR OF RABBI AND MRS. SIMONS.

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