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Monday, June 12, 2017

The Varieties of Anomalous Experiences in Jewish Literature - Rav Yerucham Levovitz

Rav Shlomo Wolbe, in his intellectual biography of his teacher and guide, Rav Yerucham Levovitz, describes how Rav Yerucham testified about himself that his dreams often foretold future occurrences:

"He himself recounted in a bible lecture, when he was teaching the section of Mikeitz and the meaning of Pharaohs dreams, that on many occasions he saw future events…When he was in Poltava [Ukraine] he woke up in the morning and said that Reb Nachum of Kelm passed away. In that period of war the lines of communication between Russia and Lithuania (which was conquered by Germany) were completely cut off. His students kept his dream in mind and when they returned from Poltava it became known that indeed Reb Nachum passed away exactly on that day as our teacher had said." (Adam Bikar, p. 22)

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1 comment:

Micha Berger said...

Chassidishe maasehs about Litvisher gedolim. Cool!