Video: Rav Elyashiv Answers Questions On Yahadus With Rav Mishkovsky


rav-elyashiv-rav-mishkovsky[Video below.] The following is a fascinating and rare video of the posek hador, Maran Harav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, at his home, answering shailos posed to him by Harav Chizkiyahu Mishkovsky, a renowned talmid chochom in Eretz Yisroel and mashgiach in Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman’s yeshiva, Yeshiva Gaon Yaakov.  Even for those who may not understand the conversation, which is spoken in Ivrit, watching the gadol hador and his simplicity is a lesson in and of itself. To watch the video, which is over 17 minutes in length and is provided by Bechadrei Chareidim, click below:

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  1. Rav Chizkiyahu is Mashgiach in Yeshivas Gaon Yakov, not Rosh Yeshiva. He is renowned for his passionate shmuessen which emanate from a heart full of love for all of Klal Yisroel.

    The second person by the table is Rav Baruch Shapira, Rosh Yeshiva in Yeshivas Kol Torah and a member of the Hanhala of Lev L’Achim. He is best known as the close confidante of the Gedolei Yisroel entrusted with carrying out their missions in regard to strengthening tznius, enhancing chinuch and conveying messages between them and the Gedolei Torah of chutz l’aretz.

    The fact that Rav Elyashiv gave them this time to ask shailos with a videographer present underscores the high regard he and all the Gedolei HaDor have for these selfless askanim.

  2. The shailos are clear, but the answers are difficult to make out. If somebody can hear and understand the answers, please post it.
    Thank you.

  3. This interview is a rare opportunity for the public to see and appreciate Rav Eliashiv..Unfortunately ,the video downstream is choppy ,and while the questions are clear,the Rov’sresponses come through muffled and hard to hear.Is it possible to put the entire discussion onto a transcript?

  4. Unbelievable. the Rabbi didn`t give in to most of their modern-day demands, Boruch Hashem. I used to doubt him, but after seeing this video, i am realy impressed.
    BTW, i was always taught that al pi zohar it is ossur to clasp your two hands together ie; join the fingers of both hands. Please dont give me some emunas chachomim answer.

  5. does the main topic at the end , Payot, refer to Shaitels? Can someone please enlighten the “official” Psak on this? Is it a “gzaireh sh’ain ha’tzibur yochel la’amod bo’?

  6. The questioner seems to be obsessed with tznius issues as the only matter of importance to the Jewish people. He has R. Eliashiv for 17 min. on a video that will reach thousands, and he spends most of the time talking about wigs. I find this very disturbing.

  7. Rav Baruch Shapira, Rosh Yeshiva in Yeshivas Kol Torah – Wrong! He’s a R’M there. And it’s the yeshiva ketana, not the yeshiva gedola. In America we would call that a Rebbe.

    Rav Chizkiyahu is Mashgiach in Yeshivas Gaon Yakov, not Rosh Yeshiva. I believe he’s mashgiach at orchos torah.

    If the article can’t get their jobs right, can we trust the writers regarding the actual content of the articles. [We’ll see if this gets published.]

  8. If that video is representative of how people get guidance from R. Elyashiv, I feel very justified in ignoring everything that is said in his name.
    That is a very strange way of seeking Daas Torah.
    I too was impressed by R. Elyashiv rebuffing some of his attempts at newfangled Chumros [i.e. Girls in Beis Yaakov have to follow Tznius al pi din Torah, but we should demand a higher standard of Menahalos-R. Elyashiv pretty much asks: why would we do that?].