Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Living Sefer Torah

To conclude the short series of posts on the relationship between the Chazon Ish and Rav Kook:

Rav Kook rose to speak at the הנחת אבן פינה [placing of the cornerstone] of a certain yeshiva. The Chazon Ish stood in his honor and didn't sit back down. As the talk continued and continued, Rav Tzvi Cohen, who was standing next to the Chazon Ish, offered him a seat. He refused, saying די תורה שטייט - The Torah [i.e. Rav Kook] is standing.  

[עי' בספר בשדה הראי"ה מעמוד 243]