In Lakewood, Rav Yaakov Landau ZT”L was the Rav of K’hal Chanichei Hayeshivos and opened Mesivta Tiferes Shmuel, where he served as rosh yeshiva to throngs of talmidim who followed his every word.
Over his very productive life, he was marbitz Torah to thousands of talmidim. Every year on Parshas Shemos at the beginning of the holy days of Shovavim, Rav Landau would speak to his Talmidim about the holiness of being a Yid, and the great spiritual level one can attain.
Despite speaking to Ninth graders, Rav Landau made a point in his subtle way to speak about the importance of living a life of Kedushah VeTeharah, and the importance of American Yeshivos to end “Freezer Policies” which don’t allow Bochurim to date before a time period that the Yeshivah decides.
This Shmuz, which was said in Lakewood in the year 2020, two years before his passing, Rav Landau condenses many topics – including dealing with Yissurim, and mentions the need to end “Freezer Policies” and to live a spiritually pure life.
Listen to the Shmuz below.