Our Rabbi and the Yeshiva Students – Part 2

Our Rabbi, Ha-Rav Tzvi Yehudah Ha-Cohain Kook
Serving Torah Scholars
A student who was serving in our Rabbi's home was in doubt whether when Elisha poured water on Eliyahu's hands it was considered "serving Torah scholars" (Berachot 7b, Ein Aya – Berachot chap. 1:87). Once, when he brought our Rabbi a cup of tea, he asked: "Ha-Rav, is this serving a Torah scholar?" Our Rabbi was quiet for a long time and said: "It is unclear if I am worthy of being called a Torah scholar." He was quiet again and then added: "The essence of serving a Torah scholar is learning (halachic) reasoning as Rashi explains" (Berachot 47b). (Ha-Rav Eliyahu Mali)

Fear of Heaven
After the Yeshiva moved to the new building, our Rabbi noticed that there were students who were talking during davening, and he looked at them with a severe stare. The same occurred the next day, and then a third time. On that day after davening, he went to the library and cried. When he was asked about it, he responded: If my words are not heard, it is a sign that I do not have fear of Heaven (see Or Le-Netivotai 25, 308, 326). (Ha-Rav Yechezkel Greenwald)

Young students
When our Rabbi gave permission for students to attend a protest (since there are times when stopping learning Torah leads to greater observance of Torah), this ruling was for older students and not younger students. (Iturei Cohanim #57)

Get yourself a teacher (Pirkei Avot 1:6)
Our Rabbi said that "Get yourself a teacher" requires more toil than "acquire a friend for yourself." (Ha-Rav Yechezkel Greenwald – Iturei Cohanim #266)