The Builders: The Chazon Ish Part 1 - The Quiet Lion of Vilna
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In part one of this two-part episode, Gedalia and Rav Ephraim talk about the Chazon Ish, Rav Avrohom Yeshaya Karelitz, and try to define the vast influence of the Chazon Ish on the frum world, and his impact on the conditions that allowed the Chareidi world in Israel to flourish. They discuss the Chazon Ish’s early life and family, and how a young masmid with virtually no yeshiva background could become the gadol that he was. Why didn’t the mussar movement resonate with the Chazon Ish? What was his marriage like, and why did he enter it knowing he would never have children? Find out how the Chazon Ish could identify a person’s yiras shomayim without meeting them and why he once took a bite of an apple without making a bracha.
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