The editor of a journal once slandered and ridiculed Rabbi Yoel Teitlebaum. Some time later, the editor came to the rabbi to discuss his financial difficulties. His daughter was engaged to be married but lacked sufficient funds to purchase an apartment. After the rabbi gave him a large sum of money, someone whispered in his ear, "Don't you know who that is?"
"Of course I do," replied the rabbi. Then, after a moment's hesitation, he called back the editor and gave him even more.
(The Jewish Observer, Nov. 1979; Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Happiness," p.309)
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