asher63 (asher63) wrote,

Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, Rosh Yeshiva at Mir, Jerusalem

Remembered kindly by Shmarya at FailedMessiah.

'I quite obviously don't share much, if any, of the worldview of Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel.

But it's still sad to see him go.

As haredi gedolim go these days, he was pretty good guy who understood there were legitamate shades of gray in the world.

Maybe that's because he heard his mother talk about growing up in her tiny old neighborhood, which was filled with hasidim (many from Chabad rebbes but not from Lubavitch), former hasidim (same), Litvaks and former Litvaks, socialists, communists, Bundists and Zionists of all stripes, and where almost everyone somehow got along – even if they wouldn't daven at that other shul.'

A lesson in coexistence. The memory of the righteous is a blessing.
Tags: hebraica, stgm

  • Monday evening.

    SOCIETY. Later this week, I'll be hosting a meeting of a conservative-leaning group that I've been a member of for several years. In the past, we met…

  • Thursday evening.

    AUTOMOTIVE. It's been a little while since I posted a journal entry. The biggest development in my day-to-day life is that I am finally a car owner…

  • Wedensday morning.

    FINANCE. I'm setting my sights on April to finally get a car. My finances are in great shape, but my credit rating still stinks, thanks to the…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.