Ezra Friedlander: My last encounter with Elie Wiesel Z”L: “Every day as I put on Tefilin, I remember that I am a Vizhnitzer Chassid”

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  1. Yes, he truly accomplished many great things over his lifetime. While holocaust survivors cannot be judged for their lack of religion, “zichrono L’vrocho” is a bit much. The fact is he was not frum and openly questions hashem’s existence and hashgacha in his autobiography.

  2. @ Z”L?

    With all due respect, Are you nuts????

    Eliezer Ben Shlomo Z”L deserves that his memory be l’vrocha.

    How dare you question this???

    This man, after all that he went through, and all that he saw put on Tefillin!!!

    IMHO, Mr. Weisel’s share in Gan Eden is something that you and I cannot comprehend!!!

    He is in mizrach.

    Our gedolim, Harav Moshe ZTL and Many chasidishe Rebbes held that these Yiddin are kodosh v’tohoir.

    I daven that we, or anyone that we know, never knows one trillionth of the pain and suffering that these heilike Yidden had to endure.

    I am pained and saddened that you were so bothered with TLS to take the time and comment and be “moicha” on the Z”L designation.

    May Eliezer Ben Shlomo Z”L be a gutter beiter for klllal Yisroel and daven that no Yid ever go through what he did.

  3. When the satmmer Ruv moved to EY his Chasdem asked him who the should go to for a Bracha And he told them any one that you see stiil putting Tiflen on over there number ! NEED ANY more be said!!!

  4. He was in Buchenvald with Reb Menashe Klein ZT”L and kept up a close friendship with him here in the States.
    I had an uncle that was also together with them in Buchenvald.
    And YES! He put on Tefilin EVERY SINGLE DAY

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