Yesterday, Yud Alef Shvat, marked the 18th Yartzeit of a beloved teacher at Yeshiva Tiferes Bachurim, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Lipskier OBM.
In commemoration of the Yartziet Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Zalman Dubinsky spoke to the Yeshiva and told of his unique ability to blend high Chassidic aspirations into practical living.
“This is also the lesson of the day that the Yartziet falls out, the 11th of Shvat, coming a day after such a charged day represents bringing the inspiration of Yud Shvat into the regular days after” Rabbi Dubinsky related.
In addition Rabbi Dubinsky told a personal moving episode where Rabbi Lipskier approached him some 35 years after a trivial event to ask Michila. “Many of us don’t have to think back decades to find something we did wrong, we just need to think back maybe only a few minutes! What is so inspirational about this is the fact that here was a person who took to heart every moment of life and his sensitivity to other people was truly remarkable! Certainly Rabbi Lipskier is being a Meilitz Yosher for all of us here today, let us likewise learn in his Zechus”.