May 10, 2011

Belzer Rebbe On Yom Ha'Atzmaut

I recently heard the following story that was quoted from a book written in 1962. The story has to do with Rav Aharon Rokeach, the former Belzer Rebbe, and his attitude to Yom Ha'Atzmaut.

The story goes that Rav Rokeach, the Belzer Rebbe at the time, was approached by someone who asked him that on Yom Ha'Atzmaut some Jews dance joyously, while in Mea Shearim there are Jews who dress in sackcloth and act in mourning, and what is the Rebbe's attitude to this?

The Rebbe's response, the story goes, was "when Jews are happy, I am happy".

1 comment:

  1. here is a copy of the sefer that quotes this story of belzer ruv u can ad it to ur article
    link:
    http://bhol-forums.co.il/topic.asp?cat_id=4&topic_id=2891770&forum_id=771

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