I want to do something to fill the void left in the world from the passing of a Torah Giant. All the Torah that he learnt, all the Mitzvos that he did, all the merit that this world had because of him - is now not here.

Does anyone have a source for an appropriate way to perpetuate the Torah, Mitzvos, and Gemilas Chasadim that a Torah sage left behind?

(Note: I'm asking my question due to the most recent Gadol BaTorah who just passed away, but my question is not referring specifically to him.)

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    Add on a Mishna or minute of Torah learning each day. Try to improve a small thing in an area that you need to. Help others Jan 21, 2015 at 17:00
  • dupe? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/31499/759
    – Double AA
    Jan 21, 2015 at 17:01
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    pashute yid, welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks very much for bringing your question here! Not to presuppose actual, authoritative answers to the question, but I suspect that your desire to perpetuate the fallen gadol's Torah, etc. is the beginning of its own fulfillment, especially actualized through the public bit of Torah learning. Please consider registering your account, which will give you access to more of the site's features.
    – Isaac Moses
    Jan 21, 2015 at 17:02
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    @DoubleAA, I'd say no, since this is specifically about filling the void and perpetuation, and that one is not so specific, as indicated by your answer which fit that one but not this one.
    – Isaac Moses
    Jan 21, 2015 at 17:03
  • take on to improve yourself in the areas where he excelled
    – ray
    Jan 21, 2015 at 18:25

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Ye'aros Devash by Rabbi Yonasan Eibeshitz writes that when a Gadol dies, his middos become accessable to everyone, and each person can pick one area to emulate and thereby acquire one aspect of the Gadol's greatness. I also saw that Rabbi Avigdor Miller answered this very question by saying: Fill the void by yourself becoming a Gadol! These are two ideas I saw, and I am sure there are others, too.

  • Welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks for the answers! Hope to see you around. :)
    – Scimonster
    Feb 1, 2015 at 7:32
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    where is the Ye'aros Devash
    – mevaqesh
    Jul 8, 2015 at 23:21

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