Imagine a massive nuclear power plant energizing the planet. It could not compare to the impact the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem has had in bringing Torah to the world. In fact, many Olami rabbis and their rabbis studied at the famed Mir Yeshiva to gain a foundation in Torah study.
It is fair to say, by extension, if Jews on campus and young professionals are inspired or connected to Jewish wisdom today, it is thanks in part to the rigorous Torah and mussar study gained at the Mir.
The bridge from the previous Mir of Rav Chaim Shmuelevitz zt”l to the Mir of our generation was Rav Nosson Zvi Finkel, zt”l. In the words of Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits, Rav Chaim Shmuelevitz established the paradigm of stretching the boundaries of what a human being can accomplish. Rav Nosson Zvi followed his path. Expanding the Mir Yeshiva from 1000 students into the largest yeshiva in the world, he simultaneously shouldered the financial responsibility while taking a personal interest in the education and growth of his talmidim. And all this while struggling with a debilitating Parkinson’s disease.
We are honored to share the latest video from Rabbi Yaakov Moskowitz’s Growth Through Our Gedolim Series. This new video on the awe-inspiring life of Rav Nosson Zvi Finkel, zt”l, has come out just in time – in commemoration of his yahrzeit on 11 Cheshvan (Sunday, October 17). We are certain that both the scholar and layperson will find inspiration from this great video: