December 1, 2013 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm #611438
Does anybody know people who can drive you to gedolim?
Also I will be in Eretz Yisroel this summer for about two weeks. What should I doDecember 1, 2013 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #1146395147Participant
Egged bus will be more than happy to drive you to Gedolim.
They drove me to meet the Steipler during Adar 1985, and they are still in the business of driving people around.
As to what you should do this summer:- Go to the Kossel and maximize your time in the Rova haYehudi.December 1, 2013 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #1146396The little I knowParticipant
It is wonderful to get to see Gedolei Yisroel. Their brochos are certainly desirable. But, please, pretty please, do NOT make them into tourist attractions. These are tzaddikim who are busy learning Torah and fulfilling many aspects of Avodas Hashem. They are not background for pictures of your vacation.
I believe that they would be happier that you spend your time in your own Torah and Mitzvos, rather than coming to be a foreign spectator.December 1, 2013 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm #1146397LevAryehMember
Also I will be in Eretz Yisroel this summer for about two weeks. What should I do
Visit gedolim.December 1, 2013 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm #1146398
I was only planning to go to gedolim for a dayDecember 1, 2013 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #1146399WIYMember
Oh so just have gadol day to get it over with. How nice. If I were you I would actually ask them for some spiritual guidance a bracha is great but they can give us guidance in what to improve in our avodas Hashem and how to do it.December 2, 2013 4:31 am at 4:31 am #1146401yeshivaguy45Participant
There are so many things you can do. You can visit kevarim on Har Hemenuchos- there’s 2 chelkas Rabbonim sections. You can go tour the Old city, go to the kosel (that’s a must). You can go up north and visit tzfas.December 2, 2013 9:52 am at 9:52 am #1146402Geordie613Participant
If you’re a male – Find a seat in the Mir, and learn. Prepare R’ Osher’s shiur and go to it.December 2, 2013 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #1146403writersoulParticipant
Idunno, I’m just picturing “oh, so I’ll go to Rav X now- I have five minutes over there (if it takes longer than that it’s really not worth it) before I have to get to the Xer Rebbe. If I run out of time I’ll just skip Harav Y- he’s not SO chashuv.”
Sorry, ani lo meivinah.December 2, 2013 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #1146404
I would love to take a seat in mir and learn but i am going with young girls so it won’t happenDecember 2, 2013 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #1146405
the girls are my sistersDecember 2, 2013 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm #1146406Yserbius123Participant
If you know someone who can take you in to see Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman, Rav Chaim Kanievsky, or another major gadol, then go. If not, chances are you will be waiting for hours just for the Rov to show up and there’s a 50/50 shot that he won’t. Then you may have two or three minutes to ask him anything, but chances are you’ll just get a quick brocha.
Just take your sisters to the Kosel and say tehillim for 7 hours. It takes the same amount of time and accomplishes so much more.December 2, 2013 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm #1146407apushatayidParticipant
Make gadol visiting day, day 1 of your trip and ask them what you should do to maximize the time during the remainder of your trip.December 2, 2013 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm #1146408popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Definitely see a mekubal. The cheap ones are ok, but if you want to really connect with your neshama in a way that will allow you to grow and reach your potential, it is gonna cost you big bucks–and it’s worth every penny.
Today is cyber monday though, see if you can find any advertising a sale.December 2, 2013 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #1146409golferParticipant
I’m thinking you should consider the profession for yourself.
You can be the first Mekubal to offer those cyber monday deals.
And Tzfas is such a beautiful place to live.
Those views…December 3, 2013 12:39 am at 12:39 am #1146410
writersoul when i said i was only going to visit gedolim for a day i meant i wasn’t going to spend 5 hours with Rav Kanievsky and then go to Rav Karelitz. I meant i was only going to spend 25 minutes with Rav Kanievsky.December 5, 2013 12:34 am at 12:34 am #1146411
I have seen a number of people who could drive me I would like to ask which one to use?December 5, 2013 2:38 am at 2:38 am #1146412SayIDidIt™Participant
I meant i was only going to spend 25 minutes with Rav Kanievsky/blockquote>
Umm, you’ll be lucky if you shake his hand, mumble something and he will respond “Bracha V’Hatzlacha” (and he might tell you to take your payos out from behind your ears, take off your watch and if your not married yet-a quick bracha for a zivvug hagon!) And thats IF you get in!!
I got in with connections (son-in-law) and got a quick hand shake.
I also went to R’ Shteinman and he hheld my hand for a couple of moments and then – NEXT.
Enjoy your visit to EY (and don’t forget to “do” the Kotel [C”V])
SiDi™December 6, 2013 12:11 am at 12:11 am #1146413
My uncle in Eretz Yisroel is close with Rav Chaim so he said he will be able to take me to the rav.
These are the gedolim he is close with
Rav A.Y.L. Shteinman
Reb S.Y.C KanievskyDecember 13, 2013 10:39 am at 10:39 am #1146414Geordie613Participant
Reb Chaim (as we European yiedden call Rav Kanievsky Shlita) told a friend of mine that he should be able to afford long sleeves for his son,(who was wearing a short sleeve collared shirt).December 15, 2013 11:38 am at 11:38 am #1146415feterleibelMember
R’ kanievsky told a friend of mine too to dress his boys in long sleeves, he also told the father that wearing his watch night be loi tilbash.
R’ Dovid solovaitchik promised y friend that if he sits and learns he will be matzliach.April 14, 2016 2:45 am at 2:45 am #1146416
SiDi, When I went to Reb Chaim I was there for about 10 minutes. My Fathe rgot a bracha then I was waiting for Bracha V’hatzlacha Reb Chaim started fathering me on the masechta I was learning at the time. WH en Reb Chaim asked me what my name was, where I learn, and what I am learning I totally blanked out I was so nervous.
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