June 29, 2011 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #597711ummMember
The 3rd gadol hador was just niftar! What is coming that G-d wanted to spare all these tzaddikim from?June 29, 2011 7:26 pm at 7:26 pm #782178TheGoqParticipant
Baruch Dayan Emes, they were all quite elderly it was just their time.June 29, 2011 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #782179
yes i’m almost cryingJune 29, 2011 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #782180
i dont think you should use the words freaking out. its more just like a really tough wake up callJune 29, 2011 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm #782181shtusimParticipant
i seem to remember that the Satmar Rebbe and two other gedolim were niftar within weeks of each other.June 29, 2011 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm #782182sheinMember
Their age is little consolation for our loss.June 29, 2011 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #782183Derech HaMelechMember
My R”Y told me that gedolim die in threes.
Who was before Rav Michel Yehudah ZT”L?June 29, 2011 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #782184dbwcbbMember
k so acknowledging that its a wake up call is good…but now, what are we going to do about it? yes, they were older, but there are no coincidences in yiddshkeit…when things like this happen we can’t just go on with our lives; we need to take time to reflect for at least a few minutes and try to learn from it, or change, or SOMETHING! anyone else feel this way? like, you’re hearing alarm bells ringing in your head?!June 29, 2011 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm #782185TheGoqParticipant
I wasnt trying to console the op but rather explain that people of advanced aged are more likely to die.June 29, 2011 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #782186ummMember
Rav KoppelmanJune 29, 2011 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm #782187on the ballParticipant
Rav Koppelman zt’l, the Rosh Yeshiva of Lucerne in Switzerland a talmid of R’ Shimon ShkopJune 29, 2011 8:42 pm at 8:42 pm #782188a maminParticipant
This is so frightening!! Who is there to replace these Gedolim?
The dor is going down and……June 29, 2011 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #782189fedex11204Member
I mean he was 100..how much longer did you want him to liveJune 29, 2011 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #782190Derech HaMelechMember
20 more years would have been just fine.June 29, 2011 9:11 pm at 9:11 pm #782191
i dont think that is a respectful way to talk about these great people. Hashem did NOT take them from us because they were old. He took them to wake us up. dont try to find other excuses to get you out of doing teshuva!June 29, 2011 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #782192sheinMember
Until Moshiach. How can you ask?June 29, 2011 9:53 pm at 9:53 pm #782193smileyface136Member
20 more years? Just sayin’.June 29, 2011 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm #782194GumBallMember
Rav koppelman was around 106..Im Really Scared!! We really need To do teshuva so that hashem wont need to take away another gadol hador c”v..June 29, 2011 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #782195leitzim123Member
It is brought down that Hashem takes away Tzaddikim as a kaparah for klal yisroel.June 30, 2011 1:40 am at 1:40 am #782196fedex11204Member
I understand that but freaking out is much because after all it’s not this holy man was taken at a young ageJune 30, 2011 2:46 am at 2:46 am #782197a maminParticipant
So where do we start???June 30, 2011 3:22 am at 3:22 am #782198amichaiParticipant
boruch dayan emes.June 30, 2011 3:34 am at 3:34 am #782199MiddlePathParticipant
I don’t think G-d wants us to freak out about it. If a tzadik, or anyone else, dies, it was obviously meant to happen that way. We should learn from the experience, and look at it in a positive light. And before anyone here wants to tell me that this isn’t realistic or that I’m saying this because I don’t know what it’s like, stop. Because I do know what it’s like. And I try to look at the positive, no matter how difficult that may be.June 30, 2011 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #782200twistedParticipant
Dor dor v’dorshav. We must accept the gzar din that these Gedolim were gifts for the doros that they influenced. Now we must seek and raise contemporary gadlus. That there are not similarly bright stars on the horizon is cause for introspection. There is also the nechomo of “ki lo sishocach mpi zar’oh”.July 1, 2011 12:01 am at 12:01 am #782201Midwest2Participant
For those of us old enough to remember, Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky and Rav Moshe Feinstein also passed away within a very short time, and they were both quite elderly.
As mentioned above, when Tzadikim are taken from us it can be seen both as a kapparah and as a wake-up call. Given what some of the news in the Chareidi community has been for the last couple of years, we definitely both advocates in the Beis din shel Maalah and a very, very loud wake-up call. Evidently we aren’t paying enough attention to the shofar call on Rosh HaShanah.July 1, 2011 12:02 am at 12:02 am #782202Midwest2Participant
Read that as, “…we definitely need….”July 1, 2011 1:37 am at 1:37 am #782203bombmaniacParticipant
or…could it be that they were old…and died?!? :O im sorry for spewing such heresy. burn me at the stake.July 1, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am #782204on the ballParticipant
Moshe, Aaron and Miriam all died in the same year. Then the Yiden entered EY.
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