Monday, 28 February 2011

The Wit and Wisdom of Rav Yerucham Gorelick Z"L - 8

We were conducting an informal email chat concerning how Naftali Herz Imber has been unfairly blamed for the statement
"Lihyot am chofshi b'artzenu..."

When actually NHI wrote instead: "Lashuv el eretz avoteinu"

So one chaveir asked disappointingly - so there's no R Gorelick story?!

Then came the AHA!

Yes RYG did often similarly lament

"What did poor R Yitzchok Elchanan [Spektor] ever do to deserve naming this yeshivh after him!"

V'hameivin Yavin

Meanwhile back to Imber, tikvoseinu, Al Jolson and Rav Kook

Daled Amos: HaTikvah: Rav Kook and Al Jolson

Here too there is an error:
«L'yichod Dovid, Dovid chano»

AFAIK S/B "l'ir bah" instead of "l'yichod"


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