Leaving Eretz Yisrael #8

When the son of Ha-Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach became engaged, his prospective father-in-law called his father. He said to Ha-Rav Auerbach: "Since traditionally the wedding is held where the bride lives, Be-Ezrat Hashem, the wedding will take place in London." Ha-Rav Auerbach was not opposed to the idea, but added: "Good, we'll see which of the children and who from the family will come to the wedding. I will not attend since I do not leave Eretz Yisrael, and even for my son's wedding I don't leave Eretz Yisrael." When the prospective father-in-law heard these surprising words, he changed his mind, and the wedding was held in our Holy Land (Chicho Mamtakim vol. 1 p. 54).