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Monday, April 16, 2012

Rav Ovadia Longs to Go to Kever Yehoshua Bin Nun

Kikar has an article and video that shows Rav Ovadia Yosef Shlit"a talking to younger men about the possibility of him going to visit the grave of Yehoshua Bin Nun on the hilula date - the 26th of Nisan. The grave is located in an Arab village and security is not simple.

He asked Tzvi Hakak whether the security situation would allow him to go and asked him to look into it.

One of Rav Ovadia's grandsons later asked him what is so special about the grave of Yehoshua Bin Nun that he wants to visit it [as there are many graves of tzadikim that are more easily accessible]?

Rav Ovadia answered, "What grave is there like that of Yehoshua Bin Nun?  Where?  Tell me - who?  Ribbi Shimon Bar Yohai?  He didn't reach [the stature of] Yehoshua Bin Nun.  He learned from the mouth of Moshe Rabbeinu - among the greats of the Early Prophets.  He spoke with HKB"H mouth to mouth.  There is none like him."

While Rav Ovadia was learning, Rav Eliyahu Sheetrit brought Rav Ovadia a laptop and showed him the grave of Yehoshua on the monitor.

In the end, it was determined that unfortunately, Rav Ovadia would not be able to go to the grave.


At Sun Apr 22, 09:03:00 AM 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Rav could not go to the tziun - Then the Tziun "came to the Rav"!------------------------------

May the Rav be blessed to visit the tziun safely.

Better still, May Moshiach ben Dovid come and may the Rav, together with all Yidden, see Yehoshua Bin Nun and all our holy pre-decessors - very, very soon!


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