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Finally Reb Elimelech addressed Reb Berish and declared, “You may now return home, for the decree has been abolished.”

And indeed, as this poor man returned to his village he heard along the way that the decree had been rescinded, fulfilling the words of the rabbis, “tzaddik gozeir, v’HaKadosh Baruch Hu meka’yem – a tzaddik decrees, and the Holy One, blessed be He fulfills.”

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(To be continued)

Chodesh tov – have a pleasant month!

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