Esther Wiener

   It was impossible to feel unhappy around Rabbi Rodal. My family came to the Rodal’s for many Shabbosim and Rabbi Rodal always made us feel so genuinely welcomed,loved  and appreciated with his smile,warmth and of course jokes. He treated everyone at his table with love, respect and patience and it was plain to see that he deeply loved and cherished his wife. Once Shterna read something she had written and I mentioned to Rabbi Rodal how good it was. “Everything she touches,everything she touches” he responded. The way Rabbi Rodal and Shterna routinely treated and interacted with each other was inspiring and motivating. When my husband and I remarried,Rabbi Rodal loaned his kittel to my husband for the chupah. Rabbi Rodal gave over beautiful,harztigke divrei Torah and delighted in showing us new additions to his animals. I also got to see Rabbi Rodal in action,as  a master mechanech,  when he’d come to our school with various animals. It was plain to see the reverence,delight and wonder which Rabbi Rodal held for Hashem’s brios and the love he had for the kinderlach.  When my son Yakov was still a teenager,Rabbi Rodal told me he’d like to be my son Yakov’s  mashpia. Yakov ended up working for Rabbi Rodal in his camp one summer. Yakov thoroughly enjoyed it and came home exhausted everyday.
                                        Moshiach Right Now, with love and appreciation,
                                                                  Esther Weiner
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