|This building that might have been the||Yeshiva of Slabodka||“Knesses Yisrael”||(picture from here)|
I almost had to make sure I wasn’t dreaming, when I download and started listening to the recording of an interview with former Slabodka talmid, and founder of Yeshiva Ner Israel, Rav Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman zt’l.
Topics discussed include:
- Churmas/Being Machmir
- Limud haMussar in America
- The Atler’s outlook
- A personal story about the Alter’s reaction when R Ruderman bought a tallis katon
- R Ruderman’s view of what needs the biggest tikun in America
Even if you are not so inclined to hear first hand memories about the Alter of Slabodka, it’s worth it to listen to this interview, so that you can hear and experience the love and kavod that a talmid has for his rebbe.
(Post updated with new link on 1/28/18)