Rav Chaim Feinstein Breaks Down During Maftir Yonah


An awesome spectacle took place Yom Kippur afternoon at Yeshiva Ateres Shlomo, where the rosh yeshiva, Rav Chaim Feinstein, received Miftir Yonah, as he has for about a half century. Rav Feinstein lained the haftorah, as he has for years. Rav Feinstein always reads Yonah with great emotion and intensity.

This year, when he got up to the pesukim where Yonah tells the ship captains that the storm is due to him, specifically the posuk of “כי בשלי הסער הגדול הזה – קום קרא אל אלוקיך,” Rav Feinstein began crying uncontrollably and he could not continue reading the haftorah.

Talmidim stood and watched in awe as Rav Feinstein bawled at the bimah. It took quite a while for Rav Feinstein to regain his composure.

After the fast, the yeshiva celebrated a siyum on Maseches Nedarim and Daled Minim were sold to talmidei hayeshiva at discounted prices.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. At least Yonah confessed that it was his fault.

    When will we together confess to Hashem that the non stop tragedies are our fault because we still have not woken up to reality and done teshuva?

    May we all wake up very soon so we can be benched for a year without horrific tragedies

    • respectfully-
      what is Your fault???
      have You woken up to reality and done teshuva??
      please share, as to inspire us by your example.

      • i fasted today also & will be fasting tomorrow again for the 3rd day in a row & throughout the year. on behalf of all klal yisroel & their aveiros causing us to be in the midst of non-stop tzaros.

        many other things are done throughout the year by me on behalf of my brethrens pain they are going through daily with tzaros R”L hitting klal yisroel every day cause we still won’t wake up & do teshuva.

        to wake you up to reality, how many thousands of accidents have happened cause of text & driving? has ANYONE learned yet how bad it is & stopped texting & driving? this is we are holding today R”L. JUST unbelievable to keep watching tragedies & not waking up to reality, confessing to Hashem & doing teshuva together as a nation-myself included.

  2. Motzei Yom Kippur? Where is your bitachon that Hashem forgave us? Hashem is not out to get us. He loves is dearly and we have the geulah Sheleimah to look forward to.

  3. ” the rosh yeshiva, Rav Chaim Feinstein, received Miftir Yonah, as he has for about a half century. ”

    He got it since he was bar mitzvah?

    Even assuming that, I don’t know if it would add up to a half century yet.

    He is not that old, even if his beard is white.