One-minute review: A Jewish holy man, a “Rebbe” (a Rabi?) disappears and everyone wonders where he is. He is doing charity work, dressed as a peasant, helping the peasants to have warmth when they are cold. He cuts the wood, lights the fire for the impoverished sick woman. He is followed in his travels by a skeptical Lithuanian Jew. Later when the Lithuanian is asked if the “Rebbe” goes to heaven each day that he leaves, replies, “…if not higher.”
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World’s Literature. Ed. Roger B. Goodman.