Two stories this week. The first is about a maggid (traveling preacher) who comes to the town of Reb Shmuel Munkis to help the local Jews do teshuva during the month of Elul and the second about the power of renewal with a story about Reb Shlomo Carlebach. These two were stories I heard from my late teacher, rabbi and mentor, Reb Sholom Brodt whose yahrzeit is on Yud (10th) Elul.
I wrote a book about my experiences with Reb Sholom called A Shtikel Sholom: A Student, His Mentor and Their Unconventional Conversations. You can see it here https://amzn.to/30JS7CT.
Also available at https://soundcloud.com/barak-hullman/why-are-you-sharpening-that-knife.
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