From Ohr Somayach
The Missing Photo by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach
The current craze among Jewish children of collecting picture cards of
Torah scholars and leaders will probably remind many of their American
parents and grandparents of the days when they collected cards of
sports stars. There was, however, one youngster of that generation who
collected photographs of great rabbis and pasted them into an album.
One place in that album was left blank and in it was written:
"Mordechai, if you learn seriously, some day your picture will be
here with the other gedolim."
The youngster took his self-imposed challenge seriously and eventually
became the Rosh Hayeshiva of Yeshivat Telshe in Cleveland, Rabbi
Mordechai Gifter of blessed memory.
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