Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Faith Through Tears: After the Loss of his Students, Their Rabbi Speaks of Faith and Loss

Rabbi Yerachmiel Weiss is the head of the Yeshiva High School at Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav in Jerusalem. Five of the 8 students murdered there by an Arab terrorist last Thursday night were his students; another was a former student and recent graduate.

Rabbi Weiss was interviewed this week by Israeli television journalist Ilana Dayan. Although I am told that much of the emotional impact of the interview is lost both in its transcription and its translation from Hebrew to English, the summary of the interview here at Israel National News is very moving, and provides an invaluable insight into how a person of faith who is an eminent Torah scholar confronts loss and grief. There is also a link there to a video of the entire Hebrew-language television interview.

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