In Memory of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi zt”l

This beautiful teaching was cited by Rabbi Shalom Schachter

during the hesped [eulogy] for his father,

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi zt”l

(August 17, 1924 – July 4, 2014 • 17 Menachem Av 5684 – 5 Tammuz 5775)

אמר רבי אלעזר בשם רבי חנינא: תלמידי חכמים מרבים שלום בעולם, שנאמר (ישעיהו נ”ד) וכל בניך לימודי ה‘ ורב שלום בניך. אל תקרי בניך אלא בוניך

Rabbi Elazar said in the name of Rabbi Hanina: The disciples of the wise increase peace in the world, as it says, “And all your children shall be taught of haShem, and great shall be the peace of your children.” Read not “banayikh” [your children] but “bonayikh” [your builders].

Reb Zalman and Reb Stan Levy.Photo by Leslie Goldman

Reb-Zalman z”l and Reb Stan Levy. Photo by Leslie Goldman