Tuesday, May 15, 2012

More Music Questions for Rav Kanievsky

Psachya writes:
Now that we have received an unambiguous psak from R' Chaim Kanievsky shlita that the third Beis Hamikdash will not be built with tears - Avrohom Fried's lyrics to the contrary - I have a few more pressing shailos that I hope R' Kanievsky will address. Perhaps some of his askanim, who are so careful not to waste a gadol's precious time, would be kind enough to run them by him:

- Will we really be free if we have just one Shabbos?

- Are we only supposed to not talk and just daven for our tefilos to reach Hashem, or are we also supposed to go "sh, sh"? In rhythm?

- Do we really have to throw away our hammer every erev Shabbos? Particularly in this economy? (Maybe we should make a takana about that...)

- Are you even allowed to have a minyan in the back of a hardware store?

- Should we really teach our children to treat their fellow friends like they were you? What if you're not a very nice person?

- Why would an eagle want to get into a fight with a bunch of vultures anyway?

- What is the punishment for saying "She-T'hei La-Mazal" to an Ashkenazi?

- Can we finally start selling Jerusalem once the Mormons all go back to Utah? And finally, the most important question of all -

- Did the flame of Torah really flicker on the day that the soldiers rushed in to the dark frigid cellar and led away the small group of men? And why are we required to sing the chorus of that song at every single Jewish wedding?

I await R' Kanievsky's psak regarding these pressing issues. The fate of Klal Yisroel hangs in the balance.