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Meeting with Majesty

C.S. Teitelbaum

On Rosh Hashanah, we stand before Hashem and proclaim His sovereignty over the world. It is an awe-filled moment, hard to fully appreciate. It helps, though, if one has actually met a living monarch — a king or a queen. Jr. spoke to people who have met with a monarch, giving us a glimpse into modern-day majesty.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Venue: Laeken Palace, Belgium Backdrop: “The anniversary party was held on the stunning royal grounds. The weather was glorious so he took us out to the enormous grounds, with ponds and fountains, for memorable pictures. Since the palace sits on a hill, we had a beautiful view of Brussels. The king has famous greenhouses too, which we were shown.” Memorable conversation: “At the party, the royal advisor, a prestigious individual who has been the spokesman of the palace for years, told me after I made the brachah of malchus that from the moment I started reciting it, the clouds in the sky dispersed and the sun came out!”

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