Have Questions or Comments?
Leave us some feedback and we'll reply back!

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Phone Number)

    In Reference to

    Your Message


    Every rule has an
    exception. Zrizus is
    essential. We have
    to grab as many
    mitzvos as we can.
    But we must be calm
    and collected, too.
    We can’t rush and
    lose our peace of
    mind. This brings
    us to our next
    discussion, to
    discuss the virtue
    of not rushing.
    But it isn’t a
    contradiction to zrizus. The wise can
    find a balance between these two
    essential traits. Reb Moshe of Kobrin
    zt’l and some of his chassidim were
    once guests at the home of the
    daughter of Rebbe Boruch’l of
    Mezhibuzh zt’l. At the end of their
    stay, they were in a rush to leave. The
    chassidim were busy packing up and
    preparing to leave.

    At this time, Rebbe Moshe of Kobrin
    asked the rebbetzin to repeat
    something she heard from her father,
    Rebbe Boruch’l of Mezhibuzh. She
    replied, “My father would often say,
    ‘A Yid tur zich nisht yugen,’ a Jew
    shouldn’t rush. He mustn’t ever be in
    a confused, rushed, panicky state. He
    should always be calm and patient.”
    Upon hearing that, Rebbe Moshe
    Kobriner instructed his chassidim to
    stop rushing. Everything will work
    out well. The atmosphere in the home
    changed immediately.
    They calmed down, and it took them
    quite a while before they left the
    house. Outside, neighbors informed
    them that a group of thieves was
    waiting for them in ambush, knowing
    that they would soon be leaving with
    all their packages. But since the
    Rebbe and the chassidim were
    delayed, the thieves gave up and left.
    The delay saved them.

    The Divrei Shmuel repeated this
    story and said that this is the meaning
    of the pasuk (Yeshayah 30:15), בשובה
    תשועון ונחת” , With tranquility and
    calmness you will be saved.” ,בשובה
    when one does teshuvah and he
    repents from his rushed ways and
    accepts on himself ונחת , to act
    consistently with yishuv hadaass,
    תשועון , he will be saved from all
    troubles and hardships.
    The Baal Shem Tov zt’l said ואבדתם
    מהרה ; you must abolish the rushing.
    There was an old Lubavitzer chassid
    in London who davened very slowly.
    When he came to a few words of the
    tefillah that touched his heart, he
    repeated those words over and over
    Someone who never saw this kind of
    tefillah before asked him, “Is that
    called davening?” The chasid replied,
    “It’s good for me here. Why should I
    move on?” Similarly, in regards to

    Torah study, there is a yetzer hara to
    rush, to move on. Sometimes one has
    to מהרה אבדתם , stop rushing and
    relish in the sugyah that he is
    Zrizus and tranquility aren’t
    contradictions. Instead, it is about
    finding the balance between these
    two essential traits.