Rav Avigdor Miller on Mothers, Ethiopian Jews, Rebuke and Gilgulim 

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Q: 
I’m a bochur who stays in Yeshiva till late at night learning but my mother complains that she never sees me. What should I do?

A:
Call her every day on the telephone and speak with her for a few minutes. And give her your undivided attention. And that’s one of the substitutes that she will hopefully accept.
TAPE # E-200 (August 1999)

Q:
What is the Rav’s opinion about the Ethiopian Jews? 

A:
Ethiopian Jews are not Jews. Forget about it. The New York Times gave them smicha as Jews but it’s absolutely nothing at all. Not even half-Jews. It’s sheker v’chazav, a complete fabrication.
TAPE # E-200 (August 1999)

Q:
Is it permissible to rebuke a talmid chochom or Rav who doesn’t greet me with a seiver panim yafos and even ignores me when I greet him? 

A:
Can you rebuke somebody who is more learned than you, if he has a certain fault? Yes. But what you should do is write him an anonymous letter. A polite anonymous letter. That’s the best way. And I’ll tell you, that this is a method which, if used properly, can be a very big toi’eles, a very big help, in other situations as well.
TAPE # E-244 (August 2000)

Q:
Did the chachmei hashas know about gilgulim and if they did, why didn’t they mention it?

A:
Since it’s not mentioned in shas, I don’t discuss it here.
TAPE # E-244 (August 2000)