Leaving Eretz Yisrael #6

A young man from a non-Orthodox family in America, made Aliyah, became religious and began learning in yeshiva. His sister, who remained in the Exile, began dating a non-Jew. He said to his sister: "If you get married to a non-Jew, I won't come to your wedding. I'll only come if you marry a Jew." These words touched her heart. She broke up with the non-Jew and later became engaged to a Jewish man. The yeshiva student was a Cohain, and he heard that El Al planes sometimes transport the deceased to be buried in Israel. He turned to Ha-Rav Yosef Shlomo Elyashiv and asked: Is it preferable to fly on a different airline where there is no problem of impurity from the dead or on El Al where it is more secure? Ha-Rav Elyashiv was surprised and said: Before you ask me about transporting the dead, ask me about yourself." The student asked: "Isn't there permission to travel outside of Israel to go to one's sister's wedding?!" Ha-Rav answered: "I have a problem, don't ask me. While there are Rabbis who permit it, I am not one of them."