7 Elul 5783 – 24 August 2023
While lying in bed one night, R’ Yitzchak of Vorka had a sudden urge to sniff some tobacco. The snuff box, however, was in the next room. He began contemplating: If I get up and go into the next room for the box, I’ll be giving into my Yetzer Hara to fulfil my desires. On the other hand, if I don’t get up, it will be because I’m giving into laziness. What did R’ Yitzchak do? He got up, went to the box of snuff in the next room – and then without opening it went back to sleep!
By Rabbi Michael Skobac
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