Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Reb Eliyahu was seriously ill. The Tzemach Tzedek told him he should move to Eretz Yisroel and indeed he lived another twenty years. Afterwards, the Tzemach Tzedek explained that his illness, if found in a kosher animal, was subject to amachlokes between the Beis Yosef and the Ramo as to whether the animal in considered a "treifa" (not going to live). The Beis Yosef holds that it is not a "treifa, and in Eretz Yisroelthe ruling is like the Beis Yosef. By living in Eretz Yisroel, Reb Eliyahu could stay alive.