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The Restless Soul

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“But the sins between man and his fellow man, the Heavenly Court cannot forgive. When I departed from the earthy world I owed everybody money, and that prevented me from entering Gan Eden. Therefore when it was revealed to me that the cause of all my troubles was the shochet, I immediately made the effort to summon him to a din Torah. Now, thanks to you, Holy Maggid, I can enter Gan Eden in peace.”

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