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Yet another s'gula

I saw this story this morning. While I usually shun "s'gulas", this ma'aseh struck me; both because it involves Rav Hutner, but also because the Mishna Brura also stresses the importance of saying "Amen, Yehay Shemay Rabbah" loudly and with kavanah. I would like to add another small story that I also find inspiring:
Rav Shach was walking with a talmid one Shabbos on the border of Bnei Brak. Rav Shach asked the talmid if he knew why people were driving across the street (just outside of Bnei Brak). "Because they are m'chalel shabbos?", asked the talmid, a bit surprised by the question. "No," answered Rav Shach, " it is because *our* shmira shabbos is lacking."

No matter where we are holding; we can always make just a little more effort...

===================================== from Rav Hutner the Shadchan
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