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)

1 comment:

  1. Another example of humor from a rabbi whom you might not expect it from.

    Once a guy in the Satmar Rav's shul was making a donation to charity, and he announced that it would be for $47, equaling the gematria of "Yoel".

    The Satmar Rav then said, "Oh, by the way, you should know that my friends call me 'Yoelish'".


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