“All the tribulations will be finished”
The following is the second part of a translation of a shiur given over by Rabbi Eliezer Berland, shlita, in Uman, on the first day of Rosh Hashana 5780, after the Mussaf prayers (September 30, 2019).
You can read PART 1 HERE.
Now, it’s going to be a new year. Everyone who wasn’t at home, so they’ll be ‘at home’. All the tribulations will be finished.
There was a story told about the Chofetz Chaim, that someone came to him and started crying that he had so many difficulties… So then, this man fell asleep, and he saw wagons full of black angels, who had been created from his sins – wagons full of sins.
And these sins filled the whole scales [of heavenly judgment], they filled them, and filled them again.
And then, the wagons of his merits came along, and the wagons of his mitzvot, and they filled the bottom of their side of the scales, but there was still a few centimeters missing. So the man said, ‘Bring me my tribulations!’ They brought them, [and loaded them up on the scale] and this filled up a few more centimeters, but it was still lacking.
So he said, ‘Bring me the dust from the bags!’ (that the tribulations were being transported in). So they shook the sacks out, and they brought the dust – but there was still a few millimeters lacking.
So, this man started to shout, ‘Give me a few more difficulties!!! Bring me a few more tribulations!!!’ And then, he woke up.
Each person’s difficulties is what is tipping the balance towards them being judged favorably.
And not just that person alone, also the whole world!
By Rabbenu, the whole world is being rectified.
If even just one Admor, one Rebbe, had come to Rabbenu before the Shoah – there wouldn’t have been a Shoah.
Because Rabbenu is the only one who has no trace of sin, and no trace of sin from a previous lifetime. No speculation can be associated with him.
Translated from the Shivivei Or Newsletter #112.