Monday, November 14, 2011

Recent Interesting Links - Parshat Hayei Sarah

  • Dixie Yid has R' Moshe Weinburger Shlit"a talking about about Rav Finkel ZT"L. An excerpt:
  • I was זוכה to meet with the Rosh Yeshiva about 20 years ago and he asked me, "Moshe, do you ever think the Cubs will win the World Series?" I tried to imagine the effort the Rav Noson Tzvi put in to go from being that little boy with the Cub's hat, to the gadol that he became.
  • Some crazy person, who injured and attempted to murder the former Rav of צפת, thinks he can bring the Geula by murdering Rav Ovadia Shlit"a. Rav Ovadia knows about the threat and has upgraded his security detail. Someone close to him said that we need to learn lessons from the murder of Baba Elazar ZT"L.
  • Firecracker thrown at Rav Yoshiayu Pinto's house
  • Rav Chaim Kanievsky recently said (Hebrew/English) that Hashem is closing accounts before Mashiah comes.  See also Neshama.
  • Rav Ovadia on Iran: Hashem should nullify their advice and their swords should go into their hearts
  • Someone on Ladaat asks: with all the Tzadikim dying, do we say מיתת צדיקים מכפרת or Has Veshalom do we say מפני הרעה נאסף הצדיק?
  • Rabbi Steven Pruzansky on Modern Orthodoxy
  • Video of an interview of residents of Oz Tzion, which was destroyed and being rebuilt
  • Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak "doesn't know" if Israel is behind the explosion in Iran, but offers a prayer, saying, "I do not know, but may there be more such explosions."