A Random Selection of Short Q&A’s [#3]

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Q:
If I see a fault in someone else does that I have that fault as well?

A:
If you see a fault in someone else does that mean that you have that fault as well? No, not necessarily. But it’s a hint. Absolutely it’s a good hint. Why? Because the person that you’re looking at – does he see the fault in himself? You can be sure not. So maybe you’re looking in the mirror.

TAPE #E-204

 

Q:
How can I recognize who is a real tzadik that I should try to get close to?
A:
Ask somebody. Ask the Roshei Yeshiva. Ask talmidei chachomim, “Who is a real tzadik for me to learn from?” Don’t rely on yourself to figure it out. Ask competent people and you’ll find out. We, Boruch Hashem, have tzadikim. You don’t know about them? I’m telling you – we have. Boruch Hashem we have tzadikim. Only that you have to follow them. So find out from competent people and get busy.
TAPE #E-212

 

Q:
Who wrote the Zohar?
A:
Now that’s a delicate subject. The general tradition is that it was Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. However we find in the Zohar the names of Amo’ra’im who came after Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. So the Zohar is really a collection from various generations.
TAPE #E-206

 

Q:
Who is allowed to learn Zohar?
A:
Anyone can learn Zohar. There are no limitations on how to learn Zohar.
TAPE #E-206

 

Q:
Is it a good thing to make an Eiruv for the community of Boro Park?
A:
The question of making a public Eiruv we will leave to the chachmei ha’Torah.
TAPE #E-206

 

Q:
What would be a good outcome from the meetings at Camp David where President Clinton, Prime Minister Rabin, Arafat and others are involved in peace negotiations?

A:
The best outcome would be – no, no, I’ll tell you privately. I don’t want to say it in public. But two people should drop dead. But which ones – I’ll tell you in secret. You’ll be surprised who I mean. Not Jews, not Jews however.
TAPE #E-239

 

Q:
If there’s a fire in a house and you have the option of saving a Sefer Torah or a not frum Jew, which should you save?
A;
I’m not going to answer that question in public.
TAPE #E-243