Q: Is it permissible to take fiction books from the public library?
A: It’s like asking, suppose an apple fell into a toilet bowl, can you take it out? It depends, can you take it out? It depends, what else was in the bowl? There are certain books that might be in the public library that are still readable. But when you walk in, you must know immediately, you smell the odor of tzo’ah [excrement], it’s a foul place today more than ever before. And it’s recommended that you stay out in order that your garments should not be redolent with the fragrance of the public library, because the books Continue reading
Q: Should someone attend the wedding of a close relative where there’s mixed dancing?
A: Now, we can rephrase this question. Should you attend a wedding of a close relative where they serve oysters? Mixed dancing is worse than oysters. Oysters, if somebody points a gun at your head and says, “Eat oysters,” So you can eat oysters to save your life. If he points a gun at your head and says, “Dance with that girl over there,” tell him to shoot. Or, take the gun away from him and shoot him! It’s “יהרג ואל יעבור”! Arayos! Immorality, a man should give his life rather than commit immoral things. The question is, what to do if you are invited and you don’t want to lose that relative. So here’s Continue reading
The Yahrzeit of Rabbi Avigdor Miller is on On the 27 Nissan – Here are some recent images at his Kever on Har Hazasim
Rabbi Avigdor Miller Kever on Har Hazasim
Reb Chana Ettel Miller On Har Hazasim
Below is an image of his wife’s Chana Ettel Kever:
This image below was taken during the Sunday morning nature walk, by the 1973 Yarchei Kallah at the Zucker’s Hotel in Glen Wild, NY.
Rabbi Avigdor Miller During the Nature Walk by the Yarchei Kallah Summer 1973. Glen Zuckers Wild Hotel in Glen Wild, NY. Front left, R’Eliezer Miller, next over with the glasses-case in his pocket – Rabbi Naftali Nass. Peeping out between them – R’Moshe Nass. Extreme right – Mr. Reuven Beck. Click To Enlarge Image
QUESTION: Displaying the American flag, is that considered a gentile ideal?
ANSWER: Let me tell you something, Fifty years ago I wouldn’t have spoken about that. I have been speaking more than fifty years in public; I didn’t speak about American flags. We don’t need it. Who needs American flags? It wasn’t necessary. Today I say, if you want to do it, I say Yasher Koach. Do you know why? Because all the Reshaim are trampling on the flag, and they’re trying to desecrate America. You know why? Not because they’re good goyim, because they are Reshaim Gemurim; the liberals are trying to ruin everything. And when that wicked Supreme Court permitted burning an American flag, and saying you can not make a law against it, it was a desecration of America. Continue reading
For thirty years, every Thursday evening, Rabbi Avigdor Miller zt’l would deliver a lecture to the public on Jewish ideology, on an enormous gamut of subjects spanning tefilla, emunah, bitachon, shidduchim, marriage, raising children, attaining perfection, learning to live successfully, understanding the physical world, the World to Come, personal growth, and the ways of Hashem. At the end of each lecture, questions were usually first accepted on the subject. Next, Rabbi Miller would, incredibly, accept questions on any subject. Excluded only were specific points of halacha. Few rabbis of stature have been so bold. But the Rav had so great a command and understanding of the great truths, and the need to share that understanding with those who anxiously wanted to know was so compelling, that he was willing to make this offer. Questions were accepted from the floor, or, if you wished, you could anonymously write your question on a slip of paper and pass it up to the front. Continue reading