Stories & Memories of Rabbi Zalman Baras

By: Lee Shonfeld March 13

An Encounter with Rabbi Baras

As a physician, I was once called to attend Rabbi Baras during davening on Rosh Hashono at shul. I found him on the floor of the library suffering from abdominal pain. I questioned him about his symptoms, and he explained that he knew that his pain was coming from the stress of intense worry. It seemed that a student of his was going through some difficult emotional problems, and Rabbi Baras was distraught over how to help him. This was a graphic example of how devoted he was to his students. Rabbi Baras, we miss you. Thank you for all you gave to us in so many ways. Lee Shonfeld, M.D.

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