My Rebbi, HaRav Ahron Walkin, taught me how to be an eved Hashem. He taught me how to be happy and laugh from the heart. He changed my life, and anyone around him couldn’t help but be satisfied. The Rosh
Yeshiva wouldn’t allow anyone to be depressed or unhappy. So when you came to yeshiva, you had to check your depression at the door. He wanted yeshiva to be where a Jew could come to learn Torah and be happy. Rebbi had an infectious smile that just made everyone instantly delighted. He taught me how to be happy, how to laugh from the heart. He taught me how to love every Jew with my whole heart. He taught me how to love myself and how to love Hashem. He was one of the people who helped me overcome the depression and the pain in my life. The one thing I will never forget my Rebbi saying to me is to be happy. His voice rings in my ears to this day. But, the most memorable memories I will have of him are all the times he made me laugh. Sometimes he would have me laugh so hard I couldn’t breathe. You couldn’t help but laugh when you were around him.