|A story of the Rebbe #206 - Physically Complete|
Rabbi Sholom H. of New York was married for several years, and he did not have any children. At a farbrengen in 5716/1956, the Rebbe'suddenly turned to him and said people should stop calling him by his English name, Sidney, but only Sholom. He would then be whole (shalem) in body and soul, and a child would be born to him the following year. Exactly a year later, Sholom's wife gave birth to a daughter. Today, this daughter is the proud mother of many children.
Rabbi Yisrael Yitzchok Reisman of the Beis Din of the Eidah Hachareidis, who learned with the H. brothers during their youth, used to tell this story with great feeling. "It is so amazing that the Rebbe publicly promised a child to someone who had been childless for several years!" he would recall.
Translated from the Kfar Chabad Magazine