Maran Rosh HaYeshiva zt"l's 3rd  Yahrzeit
Maran Rosh HaYeshiva zt"l's 3rd Yahrzeit
March 16, 2015
The following thoughts were written by Rabbi Shlomo Furst, shlit"a, in honor of the Rosh HaYeshiva's 3rd yahrtzeit.

Morei v'Rebbe, HaGaon HaAdir HaRav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, ztz"l, had great success in ruchnius and in gashmius - and the power of his brocha was very great. High on the list of what Morei v'Rebbe taught was that selflessness is essential to avodas Hashem. He would also often emphasize the importance of being a "klal mensch" - a selfless public servant, fully devoted to serving Klal Yisrael.

HaRav Yerucham HaLevi Levovitz, ztz"l, discusses in Daas Chochma Umussar (vol. 2, maamar 7) how the universe receives shefa, an abundant influence from Hashem Yisborach. To receive brocha and shefa, as Rav Yerucham explains, a person must first possess a 'good eye' - an also must aspire to have a positive influence on people. Such a person, as Rav Yerucham continues, does not exist for himself. His entire existence is to function purely as a means to transmit brocha and shefa to other people. This person functions "like a true pipeline, whose being and essence contains nothing that hinders the stream of water that flows through it...[similarly] his being and essence are only to transmit shefa."

Furthermore, as Rav Yerucham writes, "If the flow passes properly without any obstruction within him at all, and he does not hold back anything for himself." Such a person is "a proper conduit and the shefa flows correctly."

Rav Yerucham specifies another essential factor that enables brocha and shefa to come into this world: The clear realization and complete understanding that everything created exists purely for the sake of Hashem Yisborach. The hashkafa that "nothing exists for itself," is, as Rav Yerucham writes, "the basis of a great person." This attitude enables a person to be completely devoted to Hashem - without the slightest bit of concern for himself.

HaRav Scheinberg was a talmid of Rav Yerucham and he both taught and personified his rebbe's teachings. He had great brocha in ruchnius and in gashmius, and great hatzlacha in olam hazeh and in olam haba.