HaRav Eliashiv Tells Educators to Foster Ahavas Torah and Ambition
By Yechiel Sever
During a gathering of rabbonim and educators at the home of Maran
HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv shlita at his home Monday night, in
preparation for the Fourth Education Conference, HaRav Eliashiv said,
"To enable students to withstand the tests of today's unbridled
generation, educators should lay emphasis on instilling ahavas
Torah, careful adherence to halacha, a fear of judgment and faith
in the teachings of Chazal."
Rabbenu offered words of chizuk and answered questions posed by
the educators and principals.
"Educators should make a special effort to foster ambition to a life
of learning," he said. HaRav Eliashiv also touched on coping with
varying levels of achievement in a single classroom. "The teacher must
view every child like an only child of HaKadosh Boruch Hu, and when
the child is seen from this perspective, it brings success and
siyata deShmaya in fostering the child's growth."
He also spoke approvingly of the upcoming conference. "When educators
gather together to strengthen themselves in their holy work," he said,
"they merit siyata deShmaya, sanctifying the Name of Heaven and
increasing the legions of Torah."