27 November 2011

On the rosh yeshiva of Mir

The head of the Mir yeshiva passed away two weeks ago.
This is going around, but here it is for those who haven't seen it yet - and if you've seen it before, it can't hurt to think about it again:

"Mishpachat Ritholtz" added this comment:

This is what I mean by inspirational. Rav Nosson Tzvi was a regular American boy... who came to learn at the Mir after spending his childhood in Chicago. He became the Rosh Yeshiva of the largest Yeshiva in the WORLD, with over 6000 students. The Rosh Yeshiva is the epitome of a role model for everyone on how to aspire to greatness, even with the most distressing physical limitations. He NEVER missed a Shachris at the Yeshiva! His 68 short years on Earth impacted hundreds of thousands of people. And he wasn't a Gaon at age 5. He was an "ordinary" bochur who became an extraordinary Rosh Yeshiva. Believe in yourself! Gedolim are made, not born.
[Gaon = genius.
bochur = boy
Gedolim = great people.]

1 comment:

  1. can i point out, R Nosson Zvi did not become the rosh yeshiva of 6000 talmidim. There were about 1500 when he became RY. He BUILT the yeshiva into what it is today. yes, the all-american boy who suffered from parkinsons, became the biggest builder of Torah in 2000 years.