September 10, 2008

How I became a teacher

Filed under: Mishaps/tests/U name it — Reb Moshe @ 7:27 pm

I became a teacher of Torah when I was a young man of 21 years of age. My father had a stroke and was no longer able to speak or move. Knowing how he loved Torah and was a learned man, I took upon myself to prepare two times a week a 1 hour shir for him. Since he knew so much, I pushed myself to learn things much higher then my level and I prepared them for this one hour session. When I was finished each time, there was usually sweat dripping down my face, I felt I also had to deliver the shir with enough strength that it would last him as he sat there helpless. From that point on, I never stopped preparing shirim and after he left this world, I created the site in his memory about a year later. Rav Shlomo Zavel Ben Yaakov.

3 Comments

  1. Thats an interesting fact to know about this site.

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — September 10, 2008 @ 11:52 pm

  2. I think he was training you!

    Comment by jodi — September 11, 2008 @ 3:38 am

  3. you’re a real superhero!

    Comment by Yonason Shlomo — September 12, 2008 @ 5:42 am

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