February 23, 2009 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #589457
Baruch Hashem for the Gerrer rebbe, who told his community that newly marrieds cannot live in Yerushalayim, thus causing the growth of smaller palces throughout Eretz Yisroel.
Baruch Hashem for our gedolim of today who have high-caliber students as rabbeim in out-of-town mosdos around the country and tell them to stay where they are and not to grab at the many New York Metropolitan opportunities that comes their way.
The message that I get from this, and that any out-of-towner should get, is the importance of our gedolim! Look what they are able to maintain when they are here, and look what we lose when they are gone! Everyone should please put their efforts into davening for health and arichus yamim for all our gedolim, because when the next one is niftar, who know which out of town community will lose out, and who can estimate how that will effect yiddeshkeit as a whole and the cheshbonos in shamayim.February 23, 2009 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #638724
Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim also sends their talmidim to start Yehsivos, Kollels, and Shuls in “out-of-town” communities and they Baruch Hashem do a great job. Their goal is “Harbatzas Torah” and they usually will not leave the community without the guidance of their Rebbeim who will usually tell them to stay put until they first find an equal replacement.February 23, 2009 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm #638725
I too appreciate what Rabbonim do. But I don’t think its a miracle that when members of the clergy are dwelling in any particular area, that they perform their duties there. When a Rav is in a neighborhood he does his job and so the community can grow. When there is no Rav in a community there is no one there to help the community grow. Its a simple equation.
If there would be no shochet in yout city, then you would not have any kosher meat.February 23, 2009 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm #638726
azi: read the original post again. BHTWIA never even said the word miracle.February 23, 2009 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm #638727
As per your request I reread the post.February 24, 2009 12:38 am at 12:38 am #638728
Thank You.February 24, 2009 2:19 am at 2:19 am #638729
One thing i don’t get if 10 yrs ago R’ Birnbaum told him not to now that he is no longer with us it’s now mutar (i personally am happy with him movig to flatbush being he will be near me ad i can hear him speak)February 24, 2009 1:22 pm at 1:22 pm #638730
Am I the only one who finds this NY-centric attitude condescending? There are plenty of cities that have thriving frum communities, always had thriving communities, and have locally bred rabbis. These communities often have transplanted New Yorkers who can’t imagine why they didn’t come sooner.February 24, 2009 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #638731
So let me get this straight: the whole point of this beautiful, hartzig post was the last two paragraphs of rechilus gamur?
Pardon me for sounding so judgmental. I realize you speak from pain. But have you tried to reach Rabbi Lieff privately? Bet he’s in the phonebook.February 24, 2009 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #638732
Its Flatbush-centric, not NYC.February 24, 2009 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #638733
This is the effect of most of the posters being in Flatbush. Its only fair.February 24, 2009 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #638734
I would also like to thank those that move out of town to establish neighborhoods. I think its an amazing sacrifice and I really appreciate the effort (which I leech off of when I travel).
My friend moved to Australia with a group of 9 other families to start a Kollel. Unfortunately, it didn’t last more than a few years (I don’t know why), but we did go visit her. The community was fantastic and they did a lot of good during that time.
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