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The Yahrzeit of Reb Leibele Eiger (1816-1888) is commemorated on the 22nd of Shvat. The following meise / hasidic tale appeared in Sefer HaHasidut, Meah Tzadikim, Raphael, Yitzchak, 1961, Tel Aviv. (Freely translated by Gabbai Seth Fishman.)

In Kotzk, By The Tzaddik

I heard from a reliable source, (an old Hassid who was in Kotzk at the same time as Reb Leibele, author of “Torat Emet“), that once, in the middle of the night, the holy Rabbi of Kotzk opened the door of Reb Leibele’s room and he saw that the author of “Torat Emet” was pacing back and forth, weaving about in his holy thoughts, and the Rabbi, Reb Leibele, because he was so caught up in his ruminations, didn’t notice his holy master standing at the door. Then, the Rabbi of Kotzk said to him: “You’ve done enough already Leibele, go lie down and sleep.” (Supernal Angels)

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