“My tongue,” sings the Psalmist, “is a scribe’s quill.”
“Just as the scribe’s quill,” rejoined a chassid, “must be dipped in ink before it can express itself in writing, the tongue, too, must be dipped—in l’chayim—so that it could convey what lies in its heart.”
Adapted from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe by Yanki Tauber.
. Psalms 45:2.
. Told by Rabbi Moshe Rubin (The Albany Haggadah, p. 24).