Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, the ailing 102-year-old haredi leader, never had conversations with his wife or children other than asking for something to be done, and he didn't even know his daughters by name.
For years, I've said that Rabbi Elyashiv was a sick, evil, vindictive man.
Now I have even more proof.
Last night a friend sent me a post Luke Ford did on Elyashiv based on remarks made by Professor Marc B. Shapiro during a Torah in Motion lecture.
I was so shocked, I bought the lecture and listened.
This is a brief excerpt (16:40) from that lecture. Shapiro opens by taking questions. The opening question is about Rabbi Elyashiv.
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