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#41 Rabbi Shapiro

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:57 PM

Yes, it does, and Hashem keeps him in the world only because we need his Torah, not because he needs it,

#42 FS613

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:36 PM

I'm sorry; I'm still somwhat confused.



1) When it's said that Tamidei Chachomim complete their purpose in this world, early in life;

what is the purpose that they've completed?




Hashem keeps him in the world only because we need his Torah, not because he needs it,


2) Doesn't the Talmid Chochom need his own Torah learning?

Doesn't he earn more Olam Haba, the longer he lives and the more he learns?


Thank you.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:02 AM

Yes, he does earn more Olam Habah even when he learns because others need him, but if others would not need him, he would not be able to earn that Olam Habah because he would not be on this world anymore. Everyone is here for a certain amount of time, and in that time they are expected to accomplish a certain amount. If they accomplish that amount earlier they do not need to be here, and they get taken back to receive their reward. But Tzadikim will be made to remain on this world anyway in order for others to benefit from their guidance, their Torah, their presence.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

So if a Talmid Chochom learns the amount of Torah that he's supposed to learn, within the time alloted to him on this world;

and if Klal Yisroel doesn't receive his guidance or doesn't receive any other benefit from him;

does this mean that C"V he could then pass away, earlier in life?

Am I understanding correctly?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:23 AM

I don't think that situation could happen, since if he's learning (or even doing other mitzvos) then we're benefiting from him. Even if he doesn't go out and teach.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:08 AM

On the FrumTeens site the moderator wrote "Rav Shach writes - if you dont know who to follow, follow whoever is greater - and, he adds, you can of course tell who is greater."

Where can this Rav Shach be found in writing?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:27 PM

On the FrumTeens site the moderator wrote "Rav Shach writes - if you dont know who to follow, follow whoever is greater - and, he adds, you can of course tell who is greater."

Where can this Rav Shach be found in writing?

Yasher Koach

"Everyone must follow the traditions of their parents. One may not deviate from their customs. And in a case where there is a disagreement in Halacha and there is no family tradition, one should follow the Posek who is a greater Godol BaTorah. And it is possible to know who is greater, for example, here in Eretz Yisroel there are many places where people should follow the Psakim of the Chazon Ish." - Michtavim Umaamarim vol. 3, #213.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:45 PM

Yasher Koach.