Sunday’s Spark of Mussar

Rabbi Yisrael Lipkin of Salant

In the first days of his appointment as a teacher in Vilna, before his family arrived there, R’ Yisrael chose to eat at the table of others.  It was customary then for the yeshiva students to eat each day with a different family, and R’ Yisrael insisted on participating in this practice, despite all persuasions that it was beneath his dignity.

From Sparks of Mussar by R Chaim Ephraim Zaitchik

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