Measure for Measure
In case you haven’t heard(and it hasn’t been overly well reported, Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg was niftar today and his funeral is happening the same time as the children for Toulouse. I don’t normally go in for things like this, but as everyone at the Yeshiva was saying how, despite Rav Scheinberg being a Gadol, and he was, that one should rather attend the funeral of the children because they are holy martyrs of the Jewish faith. As such Rav Scheinberg will not receive anywhere near the honor in escorting him into the next world. What am I getting at? Well as these various conversations were going on, I remembered that Rav Scheinberg had written several very controversial teshuvot forbidding one to aid in investigations of pedophiles. His ruling was that unless very specific acts had taken place against children of very specific ages no actual Torah prohibition would have been breached that would allow one to moser(hand over) a Jew to non-Jewish authorities(and somehow the Israeli police fit that description.
So I find it rather satisfying and more than a bit ironic that three children, all holy martyrs are now going to receive the honor that normally would have been accorded this great Torah Sage(don’t get me wrong I think he was a great Torah Sage, just dead wrong on this issue). I’m no Baal Ruah HaKodesh to be able to say with any certainty(though does not stop a great many from making these kind of pronouncements) but it seems to me that once again we see Hashem’s justice, measure for measure.
Edit: There seems to be some sort of confusion about the timeline here. So let me straighten this out. The children were martyred on the 19th. On account of whatever their bodies were not able to arrive until the 21st. Rav Scheinberg passed the same morning that the bodies arrived for burial. The children were NOT murdered on the same day. So what I was attempting to say was that I found it interesting that Hashem required of Rav Scheinberg his soul on the same day that these holy martyrs were to be buried.