Monday, February 23, 2009

On R' Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky

אמר שכשהיה צעיר חשב שללמוד זה הדבר הכי חשוב וכשגדל גילה שלעזור ליהודי זה הדבר הכי חשוב. כך שאפשר לתאר מה הפסדנו לו היה פנוי לתורה בלבד.
He used to say "when I was younger I thought to learn was the most important thing I could do, but when I grew up it became clear that to help a Jew is still more important."

5 comments:

Ba'al Chessd - Masmid said...

I wonder if this supposed "imra yadua" is documented in any printed biography of R' Chaim Ozer.

Personally, I find it hard to believe that he would have expressed himself in such a manner, which on the surface seems to contradict the language of the mishnah (Pe'ah 1:1) that "Talmud Torah K'negged Koolam".

Wolf2191 said...

If you would have seen R' Chaim Ozer's letters in regards to the Hatzoloh, perhaps you wouldn't be doubtful:

http://ishimshitos.blogspot.com/2008/07/r-chaim-ozer-in-english-some-letters.html

Ba'al Chessd - Masmid said...

Wolf:

The link you posted does not seem to work. Is it missing some additional letters?

Wolf2191 said...

works for me

Anonymous said...

It sound like what the holy hunchback said beshaim the Piasetzna Hy"d
Shlomo Carlebach

 
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