Letter from grandfather of Chaim Moshe ben Dina, the Lakewood boy critically injured in balcony fall

Dear Friends,

I am the grandfather of Chaim Moshe ben Dinah,

the child for whom you’ve all been davening. I am astounded, amazed and gratified by the outpouring of tefillos, kabbalos and neisah be’ol of our beautiful family, klal Yisroel. Thank you, thank you, thank you. May Hashem grant him a refuah sheleima bekarov.

If I can share a thought: When I was growing up, the realm of kabbalos, segulos and kavanos belonged to sincere ovdei Hashem. The one who had developed his inner world of dveykus and mussar was the one who would take on kabbalos: today, however, we see that making kabbalos has become ‘public’, anyone and everyone accepting extras upon themselves in search of zechusim.

Why the change? Is our dor, its men, women and children, so much greater than the previous dor?

It is painfully obvious that our dor cannot match the depth of our parents and grandparents. It’s an era of easy money, quick fixes, instant gratification – and quick brachos and segulos. We have a generation of well-meaning ovdei Hashem, for sure – but are we really accessing and developing our inner worlds the way we can? Are we elevating our dveykus in Hashem or just moving along with this week’s mitzvah?

So I plead with you, dear friends, who’ve allowed this little boy into your hearts and tefillos: perhaps these kabbalos and tefillos can be used to develop your inner worlds, to create real impact inside you. Think about what the kabbala means, allow it to penetrate you, contemplate how it can bring you closer to Hashem and create lasting change. It should be a step up the ladder of coming closer to Hashem – not just for the moment, but for the next week and the week after that too. Internalize every kabbala, become a greater person, and continue doing so for the rest of your lives.

We’re grateful to you: may we be mevaser good news always.

L’zchus refuah Sheleima Chaim Moshe ben Dinah.

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  1. I just read a story that Reb Elyashiv & Reb Chaim Kanievsky Shlita told parents of a young boy with a head & brain injury to buy Tefilin & put near his head, maybe they should ask a gadol about it.

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