Jun 11, 2008
Rav Elyashiv does have a sense of humor!
Rav Elyashiv had stopped giving his daily shiur due to his weakness. He had been admitted to the hospital and had to cancel his shiur.
After about a month of not giving his shiur, he finally resumed the shiur routine last week.
One of the students in his shiur asked him if he should/could say the bracha of shehechyanu (due to his joy upon the resumption of the shiur).
Rav Elyashiv smiled and said, you can say shehechyanu only if you eat a new fruit right afterwards.
And who said Rav Elyashiv does not have a sense of humor??!!
(source: Mishpacha newspaper)