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A year has passed since the Litman's were murdered, and in that year I have begun to understand in a different way what our sages meant when a tzaddik is alive even in their death.
A special edition Gemara was printed for the first cycle of Daf Yomi in 1925.
"I very quickly abandoned the ambition to achieve only rabbinic expertise, and moved on to the more important initiative of promoting you as creative scholars, with integrity, sensitivity and courage."
There is a whole other transcendental level of delight, enchantment, and reverence that applies to collectors of Judaica documents.
There were a few times he did not have a ready answer for me. He would then say, “Please call me back tomorrow.” When I did, there was always a ready and clear answer.
The two Torah giants spent hours discussing a variety of Torah topics, some of which went well beyond subjects normally dealt with in Lithuanian yeshivas.
The debate was picked up by a number of national publications, including Isaac Leeser’s Occident.
Rav Soloveitchik stated that "to me it is something vulgar, this clamor of the liberals that abortion be permitted."
Rebecca, hitherto infertile, became pregnant. Suffering acute pain, she went to inquire of the Lord – “vateilech lidrosh et Hashem” (Bereishit 25:22). The explanation she received was that she was carrying twins who were contending in her womb. They were destined to do so long into the future.
Feeling like a prisoner, I went along with a shidduch she wanted for me. Baruch Hashem, the girl was sweet and beloved. But I held out hope that after the wedding I'd be able to ask my wife to gradually change. I knew this could cause problems, but I was hopeful. Sadly, after 12 years of marriage and six children, my situation is the same; my wife is unwilling to change. As a matter of fact, contrary to what I had hoped for, the opposite is happening: my wife wants me to change. She says that I am too modern and should become more frum.