member of Klal Yisrael. His love and devotion will always stay with me for the rest of my life.
Rebbi lived a certain life model where he never ever wanted to connect to any type of machloket.
I remember an incident when I was learning in the kollel and had a problem with a chaver who I felt was 100% wrong (according to my understanding and anyone else who heard my story). However, Rebbi refused to take a side in this argument, just not to hurt anyone. Every time I ap- proached the subject, Rebbi just wanted to continue the
learning and ignore. He would say “you always have to re- member Abaye and Rava, that should be your model, that should be your goal, Abaye and Rava. “He said, you said, I said,” forget it. Abaye and Rava.” I understood from that how Rebbi never wanted machloket. The lesson he taught me saves me from a lot of machloket and politics.
When I was younger I used to think that a Rav is someone who is able to answer questions on the spot, quickly. But when I was older I realized that gadlus (greatness) was the fact that Rebbi was able to take your question and think about it.
When I would ask Rebbi a