Sunday, July 06, 2008

Two Dreams With the Chofetz Chaim

I have just become aware of two very interesting dreams. I have not attempted to confirm either one. But I intend to ask friends from YCC what they make of these.

The first dream was making the rounds in email and was posted in a few places including on Mystical Paths:

The famed Rabbi Shachne Zohn, shlita, had an amazing dream about three weeks ago. Rav Shachne Zohn has been the Rosh Kollel of Kollel Kodshim v'Taharos in Yerushalayim for nearly 40 years. Before that, he served as a Rav at Yeshivah Torah Vodaas in Brooklyn. In his youth, he studied at Yeshivos Mir and Kamenitz in Europe. He also studied briefly with the Chafetz Chaim, who had a great impact on him.

About three weeks ago, the Chafetz Chaim appeared to Rav Zohn in a dream. The Chafetz Chaim said to him, "Geula krova lavo. L'farsem, ulehitkonen." (Translation: The "redemption is close. Publicize and prepare yourself.") [The author of this writes...] I have confirmed this story with Rabbi Zohn's daughter in Jerusalem, and his son, Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, Director of Vaad Harabanim of Queens, Chevra Kadisha.

The second story was related to me in the name of a friend of mine from Chofetz Chaim. So it seems to be making the rounds there. I will confirm this and add and update if there is anything new to report. Here's the quote:

Rav Sheinberg dreamed the Chofetz Chaim came to him to tell him that the Rosh Yeshiva of Choftetz Chaim was with him now in Gan Eden. When he woke up, Rav Sheinberg apparently asked why no one had told him Rav Henoch was niftar.

UPDATE: My sources confirm the story with Rav Zohn as true but the story with Rav Sheinberg as at least partly false and partly unconfirmed.

Of course Rav Sheinberg was told of Rav Henach's petira. So that he didn't know about that is false.

The version going around Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim is that the quote from the Chofetz Chaim was actually "Henach is here, Henach is here."

In any event it has not been confirmed by any of my sources that Rav Sheinberg actually had this dream. Still, the rumor started somewhere.

UPDATE2: Here is a audio recording of Rav Zohn's quote:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, the one with Rav Zohn is definitely true. Very reputable sources told it to me and everyone in Jerusalem is talking about it.
Yishar koach for posting it.
Also, its about time that not only the autistic souls prepare us for the geula, its time for the gedolim to start speaking up as well. -wonderful site!

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