22 Jul 2012
Baltimore Jewish Life has a Proclamation from Gedolei Eretz Yisroel about participating in the elections.
Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky writes about Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv z'l in an article at Aish.
He did not like things that were contrived or pretentious. I once asked him about taking on a particularly popular stringency. He answered softly, “Why doesn’t following the letter of the law suffice?”
I once asked him about a particular obligation that our community wished to undertake for the sake of piety, but may impact some people negatively. He replied, “Piety that impacts people negatively is highly suspect.”
Read full article: http://www.aish.com/jw/s/Rabbi_Yosef_Shalom_Elyashiv_Man_of_Truth_Tranquility.html
Gavriel Horan also writes about Rabbi Elyahiv z'l.
“He was meticulous about utilizing every moment of the day to study Torah, even during the hours he would receive people. When one person would leave the room and the next entered, Rav Elyashiv’s eyes would be on the page of the book before him, and his attention was wholly on the subject that he was presently studying to such an extent that one could stand before him for several minutes until he noticed that someone had come into the room.”
Posted by Devorah at 21:25