R. Hiya b. Abba said in the name of R. Johanan, “A righteous man does not depart from the world, till another righteous man like him has been created, as it is written (Eccles. i. 5), ‘The sun rises, the sun goes down.’ Before the sun of Eli had been extinguished, the sun of Samuel of Ramah already shone.

Yoma Chapter 3

10 June in History

A year ago, an American white supremacist, opened fire at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Wednesday, killing a security guard before being shot himself. The Holocaust museum issued a statement, “”This tragedy is a powerful reminder that our cause of fighting hatred remains more urgent than ever.”

28 Sivan in History

Today is the Yahrzeit of Rav Yisrael Zev Gustman (1908-1991), a student of Rav Shimon Shkop in Grodno. He served on the rabbinical court of Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky. In fact, he was the youngest judge in the history of Vilna (at age 19). When the Nazis invaded Vilna, they stormed the yeshiva beat Rav Gustman him until he collapsed. By a miracle he was spared, and he fled for his life. In 1961, Rav Gustman moved to Eretz Yisrael and transferred his yeshiva, Netzach Yisrael Ramailles, to the Rechavia section of Jerusalem.