Just a couple of tidbits:
Thinking about the Churban means thinking about how we can strive for excellence.
Striving for excellence means loving ALL real talmidei chachamim EVEN IF THEY'RE NOT FROM "YOUR" GROUP.
Rav Miller acknowledges that some people feel a lot of zeal and think they have good reason to scoff at another group's Gadol, but DON'T.
- Don't get into machloket with fellow frum Jews.
- Stand behind your Rav.
- Stand behind your Rebbe.
- Stand behind your Rosh Yeshivah.
- But DON'T let your loyalty toward your own group turn into disdain for another FRUM group!
He makes the excellent point that widely read non-Jewish newspapers and Jewish assimilationists relish machloket among frum Jews.
We've all seen how quickly a story about machloket between frum Jews makes it into the media.
Why don't we see that about Sikhs? Or Bhuddists? Or Hindus?
Even in Eretz Yisrael, where Yishmaelite machloket gets REALLY out of hand, the secular Israeli either doesn't publish it or they write about in a way that makes you think they're regular Israelis, when it was, say, a Yishmaelite honor killing.
But FRUM machloket? Oh, man...they really rev up for that.
Rav Miller also discusses real ahavat Yisrael in a way I hadn't heard before.
So please click the following to see this powerful video:
Also, for any of you Spanish-speakers, I see that a Toras Avigdor Q&A is available in ESPAÑOL.
Please click here to download the Spanish PDF:
Toras Avigdor Español
I'm not sure exactly how to sign up for the Spanish, but you can contact them and ask (they're very pleasant & get back to you in a timely manner):