Monday, April 27, 2009

The Dream of the Chafetz Chaim

The following story is going around within religious circles in Jerusalem:
Monday, July 07, 2008

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, (about June 16, 2008) 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.")

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).