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Story: He Allowed Himself to Be Insulted for the Honor of Torah

Published on Sunday April 4th, 2021

One Shabbat, when the Yeshiva students had returned home, I was invited to my father-in-law, Rav Nissim Toledano. We went to one of the synagogues of Beer Yaakov to pray. On our return, a man came to my father-in-law and began to pour out his anger. He insulted and shamed him.

My father-in-law told me to go ahead and that he would come as soon as he could. I did not know what to do, because, on the one hand, I felt obliged to answer this brazen man in order to preserve the honor of Torah, but on the other hand, my father-in-law had ordered me to do nothing and to leave.

Finally, while I was contemplating what to do, the man finished shouting and left. During all this time, Rav Nissim Toledano did not get angry and he remained silent, his head slightly bent. I rushed to my father-in-law, excusing myself for not having protested against this aggression.

He replied, "You did well, that's what I wanted you to do. This man surely has problems in his house, and that is what makes his life bitter. I think it made him feel good to be able to pour his anger on someone. I'm glad I could help him ... And do not believe that I violated the honor of the Torah that I represent because, on the contrary, that is the honor of the Torah: to be silent in the face of unfair aggression!"

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