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It is said of the tzadik, Rebbe R’ Mordechai of Neschiz zt”l that he lived in total poverty. The whole year he would try to save as much as he could in order to be able to buy an esrog for Sukkos.
Once, shortly before Sukkos, Reb Mordechai traveled to the city of Brod to buy an esrog with the money he had saved. As he walked along the road, he saw another Yid sitting and crying by the side of the road.
“Why are you crying?” asked Reb Mordechai.
“Rebbe, my horse is my only means for parnose (livelihood). Today my horse died! I no longer have a way to support my family. What will I do?”
Without thinking twice, the Rebbe took his purse containing the money had had saved all year, and pressed it into the man’s hand. “Take this money,” he added with a reassuring smile, “and buy yourself a new horse.”
When the Rebbe returned home, he glowered and smiled joyously, announcing: “This Sukkos, while the entire Jewish people make a blessing over their esrogim, I shall make a blessing over ‘a horse’!”
So even when you don’t have your own arba minim for Sukkos; it shouldn’t stop you from doing other mitzvos and helping your fellow Jews!
A gitte moed!