The Daily Chizzuk from our Rebbe, the Gaon and Tzaddik, Rav Eliezer Berland shlit”a – When they talk about someone, he takes all the Torah of those who are talking
Tuesday, 14 Cheshvan 5783 – When a person persecutes in the name of Torah, there’s no end to his wickedness
These are his holy words:
“The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide plunder; I will satisfy my lust with them. I will unsheathe my sword, my hand will impoverish them” (Shemot 15:9)
“On Edom I will toss my shoe” (Tehilim 60:10)
What is “my shoe”? Why not “my sword”? It’s written, “I will unsheathe my sword.” It’s not written, “I will unsheathe my shoe.” Say “I will unsheathe my sword, I will toss my sword,” not my shoe. Rather, the moment that the shoes of Leah join together with the Keter (crown) [of Rachel]… It’s written, “What humility made a heel for its foot, wisdom made a crown for its head. Wisdom is only the heel of humility. When a person is humble, they put him down, make fun of him, [and] he doesn’t respond, the moment that the person doesn’t hear the admonishment, he doesn’t answer…
I didn’t hear at all…I didn’t hear. These are words of honor. Torah 55 [in] Likutey Moharan – that all the words in the world are only words of honor. It’s just that the combination [of letters] is switched around.
The Rebbe says that the Tzaddik builds from the controversy the Torah that you learned. When a person disputes someone, when you speak [badly] about someone, then you vomit up all the Torah that you learned.
What is burning [bo’er] you? The burner [bo’er] is the Torah! Because a person thinks that it’s a mitzvah [to persecute someone else]. The Chazon Ish writes in “the trait of bitachon (trust)” that if a person is a zealot in the name of Torah, then there is no limit to his wickedness.