Our Rabbi & Yom Ha-Shoah

Our Rabbi, Ha-Rav Tzvi Yehudah Ha-Cohain Kook

Once when our Rabbi mentioned the Holocaust he burst out in tears: "And what did it matter to the wicked one that Rabbi Menachem Zemba was alive?! And that Rabbi Hillel Zeitlin was alive?! (Gadol Shimusha p. 46)

In preparation for Yom Ha-Shoah, a Rabbi in a yeshiva for younger students brought a film to show the students. The film included pictures which were shot by the evil ones during the Holocaust. There were those who sharply criticized the use of this medium to influence the students. When our Rabbi was asked about this matter, he responded that one must deepen awareness of the Holocaust in every possible way. (Gadol Shimusha p. 80)

Our Rabbi said that it would have been appropriate to lay Eichman down on the ground and to have all of Israel step on him and trample him.

Someone once came to pick up our Rabbi in a Volkswagen. He refused to enter (Ha-Rav David Goldenberg).