When I told my husband this morning about the passing of the Sadigura Rebbe, zt'l , he related to me an anecdote I hadn't heard before. Around the time of our marriage, my husband's grandfather needed an operation and he told him to go to the Rebbe for a blessing. My husband had an audience with the Tzadik and received a blessing. After he told the Rebbe that he would shortly be getting married, the Rebbe handed him a coin, told him to take it under the chuppah and to ask a brocha from the Mesader Kiddushin. He followed through with the Rebbe's instructions. When he asked the Mesader Kiddushin for a blessing, the rabbi replied, "But, I am a Litvak, I am a Litvak. Nevertheless, he proceeded to bless him.
Chadrei Charedim writes about what Baruch Marzel had to say on the passing of the Sadigura Rebbe zt'l. He called him a
.אוהב ישראל ללא גבולות
He related a time when Prime Minister Netanyahu came to visit him and the Rebbe wouldn't let him leave until he extracted a promise to build a military base in the Abu Sneneh neighborhood in Hebron, a promise that wasn't fulfilled but one that allowed the Israeli leader to leave the Rebbe's presence.
אצלו לא היה חשוב מה יאמרו, אלא מה הקב"ה יאמר
He was not ashamed of his detractors. He wasn't concerned with what they had to say but, with what G-d would say.
ואני מתפלל שהקב"ה ימלא את חסרוננו בדור בו חסרים אנשי אמת שילחמו על מה שהם
Mr. Marzel prays that Hashem will fill the absence in this generation which is lacking in people of truth who fight for what they believe in.