Past Weekly Shabbat Message
Rabbi Dovid Saks
529 Wyoming Ave.
Scranton, PA 18509
The Tallest Man I Knew (continued from previous page)
be the recipients of it.
He had a great thrill to hear how fellow Jews were given opportunities to further understand and feel the warmth to embrace Hashem, Torah and Mitzvos, and he was a staunch supporter of such causes.
He lived his life with the image and lessons of all his Rabbis in front of him, and indeed, he had pictures of all of them beautifully embracing the walls of his home. His prayers were beautiful, pleasant and unhurried.
The Lefkowitz Shabbos and Yom Tov table was a sight to behold. The elegance, class, ambiance, delicacies, guests from all walks of life, songs and words of Torah was regal and magnificent and many used it as a model when they established their own homes.
Together with his devoted wife, Shoshana, the Lefkowitz home was and is the address for chesed, guests and Torah. It is a house where they raised their wonderful children and opened and expanded it to include all of their nieces and nephews, family members and guests. They made everyone feel welcome.
Family was particularly special to him. How he treated, respected and interacted with his wife, was indeed a lesson. They were a dynamic couple. His children, their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the apple of his eye and he was totally devoted and involved in each of their lives. He was so proud of each of their accomplishments and rallied for them.
One of the constants in the Lefkowitz home for over 40 years is their housekeeper, Joyce. Having personally witnessed and helped prepare meals and accommodations for the constant flow of guests and having answered the countless calls and observed the stream of visits of people who needed assistance, the adjective she used to describe Mr. Lefkowitz was, a true hero.
That is what he was.
Now you can understand why we are overwhelmed with the feeling of, It is hard to see him go.