Tuesday, August 5, 2008

R' Enkin on Tisha B'Av ~ Rashash Story

Rabbi Ari Enkin over at Hirhurim has written a beautiful piece on the prohibition of learning Torah on Tisha B'Av. He finishes the post by relating the following story:
The Rashash was once “caught” studying Torah on Tisha B’av by some of his students. Sure enough, the students quickly rebuked the rebbe for studying Torah on the day of mourning, thereby violating the halacha, as well as what he had taught them. The rebbe, not to be outdone, quipped back: “Yes my students, you are correct, Torah study is forbidden on this day and I have violated the law. But let me ask you, how could God possibly punish us for studying His Torah?”

H.T : Onthemainline for the picture

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