Featured Post

Free The Hostages! Bring Them Home!

(this is a featured post and will stay at the top for the foreseeable future.. scroll down for new posts) -------------------------------...

Oct 10, 2010

Disrespecting the Chazon Ish

And, speaking of the funeral ceremony in Bnei Braq of the 11 sifrei torah that were burned in a fire, Rav Chaim Kanievsky said the reason it happened, differently than the reason given by Rav Wosner that they had perhaps not treated the shul with proper respect, was because in Vishnitz they had not treated the Chazon Ish with the proper respect because in Vishnitz they are not makpid about using a generator for electricity on shabbos.

What goes?

Rav Chaim Kanievsky explained, supposedly, that 50 years ago the Admor of Vishnitz, the Imrei Chaim, met with the Chazon Ish. During their meeting the Chazon Ish requested that in Vishnitz in Bnei Braq hey should be makpid to use electricity on shabbos only from a generator. the Rebbe agreed and in Vishnitz the custom became to only use electricity from the generator on Shabbos.

The problem is, Rav Chaim Kanievsky said,  that recently they have stopped using the generator and have been using regular electricity from the electric company on Shabbos. Doing so is disrespectful to the Chazon Ish.

Ergo, 11 sifrei torah were destroyed in an electrical fire.


  1. Garnel IronheartOctober 10, 2010 1:33 PM

    Remember in the mid 1980's a schoolbus was struck by a train and several children were killed? And the chief rabbi of Petach Tikvah said it was because of chilul Shabbos?
    Or when that wedding hall collapsed and some rabbi said it was because of mixed dancing?
    At times like this, I wonder if God is shaking His head up there and saying "You think you're so smart? Then get yourself out of golus, why don't you!"

  2. What are we coming to...October 10, 2010 2:12 PM

    Based on this Jews should adopt a new form of the Lord's Prayer...

    Our Disfuctional Father Who Art in Heaven....

    I don't buy for a minute that the Ribbono Shel Olam send messages in this way. If so the Sifrei Torah should have been in the shul of the Vizniters and struck by lightening emmitted from the electric box.

  3. What are we coming to...October 10, 2010 2:15 PM

    I hope the loyal posters see my tongue in cheek as THAT is exactly how it happened...

  4. (Rafi not G)
    This tit-for-tatting of who can make up better reasons for an electrical fire is totally ridiculous whether these are supposedly great rabonim playing the game or first grade children.

  5. (Still not G)
    While the one about the reason for the Shoah is just plain insulting (mainly to the memory of the dead but also to our intelligence).

  6. What about the one about the reason for the churban?

    That one is at least reasonable. Lack of unity leads to loss of power, leads to destruction.

  7. ummmmm, in your post just prior to this, you quote a completely different reason for the torahs being burnt. did God give different reasons to the different rabbis? what's going on? are the innards being misread by people?

  8. in the 3rd line of this post I wrote " differently than the reason given by Rav Wosner that they had perhaps not treated the shul with proper respect"

  9. my point is your line plus sarcasm.


Related Posts

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...