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  • #1725919

    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    What is the Mesorah of the Litvishe Torah Community Regarding Maintaining a Beard and Shaving?

    It looks like a self-published sefer it’s advertising, and everything in the article is stuff that RGP has been saying on the CR. Did he just take YWN trolling to a new level and actually pay money?

    #1726421

    LOTR92
    Participant

    yep

    #1726440

    Are you motivated by t envy or jealousy? Please don’t lose sleep or become distraught, anxious, despondent or have a break down. It isn’t worth it.

    #1726442

    5ish
    Participant

    Teaching Torah to Klal Yisroel = Trolling????

    #1726441

    Did you consider the conspiracy possibility – that no need to actually pay money when YWN is in cahoots? Maybe that’s why the mods let through postings that challenge your core beliefs? The Russians are sponsoring. Chabad bought YWN…the world is coming to an end. We need Moshiach…NOW!

    #1726450

    Also coming soon to a book store near you:

    “What is the Mesorah of the Litvishe Torah Community Regarding Hoicha Kedusha at Yeshiva’s Mincha?

    #1726464

    Neville – why assume that? most of the topics he started were taken from things being discussed, or topics he started to set up posters to give answers that parallel things they objected to when in the Chabad context. I have no idea who this author is, but nobody who is writing sforim is sitting here pretending to be a rebbitzen, and I strongly believe (and have experienced) people who really are talmidei chochomim (if the author is such) could not even fake that level of self importance.
    The funniest part to me is that he thought he could convince people he wasn’t a chabadnik.

    #1726502

    syag – Oh yes, I am also an uber-Chabadnik, just like every other sheitel/hat I proudly wear, I will stand up for the kovod of their Rebbe and their chassidus, except when a Chabadsker speaks against ANY of my gedolim (Rav Shach, Rav Hutner, Rav Aharon Kotler and Reb Moshe Feinstein) – he’d better watch out for the firestorm, as I did go full blast (thanks mods for letting it through) when one of them dared post in a derogatory manner about Rav Shach ztzl.

    #1726533

    I find your idea of playing games involving great people to be highly offensive. Of course we know you dont mind offendi g people, it’s all part of your peace spreadi g mission. And using the term thick skinned to paint you as a victim instead of being honest was a creative touch.

    #1726535

    klugeryid
    Participant

    What did r hutner hold in regards to shaving
    Seems most boys in his yeshiva shave till today

    #1726537

    Eli Y
    Participant

    “Teaching Torah to Klal Yisroel = Trolling????”

    These two concepts are not mutually exclusive. “David learned from everyone”. Get real.

    #1726542

    Let’s think this through. Suppose I paid for the advertiz=sing, now I am getting bonus publicity for the sefer…would that be uber-trolling or smart uber-business?

    #1726570

    KY (Kiryas Yoel?) – Rav Hutner ztzl did not “encourage” boys (as they force boys in other yeshivos) to shave. Those that had beards he would sometimes fondly comment an expression from Zohar about beards.

    #1726571

    Everyone, buy the sefer!! Mention my name and YWN to get a 10% discount!

    #1726573

    Eli Y – you have introduced a new concept, “The Torah Troll”! Can we extend it to seforim, like a Trolling Sefer? (I am publishing a sefer as I posted several times: “M’Beten Shaul” (a possuk in Yona). The publisher didn’t like M’Puppik Shaul.

    #1726578

    syag – I left out a few names of my Gedolim:

    HaGaon Rav Hershel Schachter shlita – I vigorously defended his kovod when someone posted demeaning words about him, qualifying him as a mere mashgiach on kashrus,

    Also the great Tzaddik the former Satmer Rebbe Reb Yolish ztzl – I lambasted the poster that mocked him for making puns of Torah words.

    These are gedolinm that I posted about and stood up for their kovod when someone dared mess with it.

    And there are others.

    #1726579

    syag, instead of me saying that I am thick skinned (a painted victim), would you be better pleased to know that I am Teflon coated (non-stick).

    #1726588

    Honestly, did I not say many times that I am publishing my sefer? I even had a thread about it! I was searching for a name :MiBeten Shaul” was suggested. Why the shock and surprise? With lots of money and tons of brains, everything is possible. Even in the world of trolls and goblins, I can be a leprechaun.

    #1726636

    No, actually not. I think your posting displays you as someone so self absorbed that he can’t really process anyone actually not appreciating his posts. Combined with too much leitzanus for comfort. Since you asked.

    #1726750

    klugeryid
    Participant

    RGP
    ”KY (Kiryas Yoel?) – Rav Hutner ztzl did not “encourage” boys (as they force boys in other yeshivos) to shave. Those that had beards he would sometimes fondly comment an expression from Zohar about beards.”
    where do you get all the stray from for your stray man arguments?
    Do you by it wholesale?
    Where did I mention that he encouraged shaving?
    I asked his opinion, as if it were assur presumably he would have made that known to his talmidim .

    BTW the passuk says
    Mibeten shiol
    From the bowels of hell
    An apt name for your sefer

    #1726748

    rational
    Participant

    It is highly recommended that the writer of a book named as a quote from Tanach be able to read Hebrew.

    מבטן שאול שועתי is not “Shaul” meaning “borrowed”, but rather it is “sh’ol”, meaning from the “depths”. Ouch. There is no dialect in which the oh or oi sound becomes an oo sound.

    Sorry, can’t buy the book.

    #1726827

    Eli Y
    Participant

    “a new concept, “The Torah Troll”! ”

    A person elaborating on Torah for their own personal gratification is hardly new. Does not Lo Lishmah pertain to it?

    I am hardly perfect but I do introspect about my motives and how I can meaningfully contribute to dialogue.

    #1726834

    Avi K
    Participant

    Neville, if you read her screen name carefully you will see that she is Rebbetzin Golden. She also challenges us (or herself) to pick a better screen name. Now you tell us. Is this thread trolling?

    #1726891

    Neville ChaimBerlin
    Participant

    “Neville – why assume that?”
    It’s pretty clear as day. Look at what RGP has said about beards and how Litvish gedolim actually hold that it’s assur to shave (even though they don’t). Take a look at the book that’s being sponsored. I’m going to give some further details in a second comment because I worry that it will be deleted, not for being insulting, but for too much real world information. However, I will say, I believe the person revealed this about himself.

    Avi K:
    Truthfully, I don’t know what you’re getting at. Are you asking if my original post is just kidding around? I mean, I think this whole situation is pretty jovial, but honestly I do 100% believe that the article was sponsored by RGP.

    #1726895

    Neville ChaimBerlin
    Participant

    OK, b’ezras ha mods, I will explain the story in this comment.

    On another frum new outlet, someone posted an op-ed about a situation in the American army. The military seemed to be mulling over getting rid of the religious exception that allowed Jews to have beards in the army. The op-ed claimed that Jews in the army should not bother fighting over it and should just shave with electric razors because that’s mutar anyway. A certain Chabad rabbi took issue with this op-ed. He self-published a book about the halachah of beards to make himself an “authority” on the topic, then wrote his own op-ed in response.

    The book you see basically goes through every shittah that is matir shaving and either claims it’s invalid, or claims that the posek didn’t really mean it or some such nonsense. The individual claims to be an authority (his word, not mine) on shittos outside of his own mesora.

    You can verify everything I’ve said here. It only took me about 3 minutes to put it all together. Now, does it seem like a respectable sefer halachah to you, or the work of someone upset by comments they read on the internet? Draw your own conclusions.

    #1726898

    Neville- RG is obviously a member of chabad. Knowing that this book would be published wouldn’t be shocking, and therefore dragging it in here makes perfect sense. Why assume he authored it tho? Unless you are saying its his style to gather quotes out of context and call yourself an expert. (Haven’t researched the sefer, just trying to clarify your stance)

    #1726922

    Uncle Ben
    Participant

    Neville; Nice logic, however Rav Moshe Weiner wrote the sefer Hadras Ponim Zoken 40 or so years ago. If he actually wrote this new kuntres then your argument falls apart. If he didn’t write it them you may have a point.
    I’m sure someone can verify if he wrote it.

    #1726962

    Neville ChaimBerlin
    Participant

    “Why assume he authored it tho?”
    I don’t necessarily. But, I do assume he sponsored the ad for it on the home page.

    “Rav Moshe Weiner wrote the sefer Hadras Ponim Zoken 40 or so years ago. If he actually wrote this new kuntres then your argument falls apart.”
    Chabad sources confirm he did. Why does that hurt the theory that RGP sponsored the ad? In fact, why does that even hurt the theory that he is RGP, if we’re taking it that far? The book advertised on the home page is nonsense. That remains the fact regardless of the author’s resume.

    In light of what you just told me, I’ll say this correction to my original summary:
    CORRECTION: The rabbi already had written a sefer on beards decades before the op-ed controversy. Only this new sefer was self-published in the wake of the controversy. Also, I forgot to note, the sponsored article mentions this debate taking place on frum forums. Whoever sponsored it is familiar with what goes on here. Hmm…

    #1726985

    The conspiracy deepens. Intrigue, mystery, drama, and dark comedy.

    Muller report mentions Rabbi Berel Lazar, the Chabad Chief Rabbi (in a footnote) but we all know Chabad was behind it all. After all Lazar controls Putin while Trump is controlled by Shemtov, the Chabad Rabbi in Washington. They both have beards…see the connection! They are trying for world domination while infiltrating the Coffeeroom with Undercover Agent “Rebbitzen G” to recruit support for their agenda.

    Neville figured it out. It’s all Chabad. They are everywhere. In 2020 they are placing the Rebbe as a Presidential candidate. Chabad Houses in each state are fully mobilized to conquer America. Rebbitzen G will be Chief of Staff. An Executive Order will be issued that all males must grow beards.

    Genius.

    #1727181

    Avi K
    Participant

    Neville,
    1. Actually she is RG. “Pick a better screen name” is an addition.
    2. I was referring to Chazal’s dictum כל הפוסל במומו פוסל.

    #1727388

    Neville ChaimBerlin
    Participant

    Hm. His trolling resume was pretty impressive actually. But, now that people are starting to figure out more than he wants, he’s just starting to sound desperate. Kind of sad if this is the conclusion. I was continuing to come back to the CR mostly to see what he did next.

    #1727461

    apushatayid
    Participant

    מבטן שאול = from the boich of shaul.

    we should infer the authors name is shaul, and he is an anav, referring to everything in his sefer as from the boich (in english, shot from the hip)

    #1728456

    That sefer was called Svoras HaBeten (boich sevoros).

    #1728538

    apushatayid
    Participant

    This thread is silly. The Rebbetzin has been trolling for free, why would she suddenly spend money to do so?

    #1728549

    Neville ChaimBerlin
    Participant

    “This thread is silly. The Rebbetzin has been trolling for free, why would she suddenly spend money to do so?”

    I dunno. Ask him. The connection between the account and the article is undeniable. Sponsoring an article on YWN might be relatively cheap.

    #1728622

    “Sponsoring an article on YWN might be relatively cheap.” Especially when YWN might be part of the conspiracy. If that is the case, it doesn’t get cheaper than free. Notice that #1710015: Mod 25 thinks I am cute. And with the wealth of Chabad’s bottomless budget, what’s the big deal of paying for the operations of their Undercover Agent RGP? We saw the articles of misionaries posing as frum couple to influence the unsuspecting yidden:
    https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/general/1728019/exposed-in-chicago-frum-looking-couple-teaches-christianity.html, here you have a missionary from Chabad posing as a Litvish/Yeshivish regular Rebbitzen, trying to influence the masses to accept the ways of Chabad…

    She promotes (based on topic s started):
    women to learn daf yomi (like all chabad women do),
    women staying up on shavuos night (an old chabad custom),
    staying up both nights,
    saying halel with a brocha on YH,
    goyim allowed to eat human flesh,
    having 4 daughters in the hagaddah,
    women sitting at head of table,
    ad dlo yada for women,
    using watermelon for karpas..

    She promotes the agenda of Chabad, by pushing on us all these “well known” chabad minhagim, NOT.

    #1728708

    baal shita
    Participant

    The truth is this whole coffee room is a place used to knock each other , seriously look at most comments on all of the chats and also a lot of lashon hara on gedolim , we must love each other as we are a small nation in a big world that most of it wants our destruction, we must stick together כאיש אחד בלב אחד as we are in middle of sefirat haomer where this is the reason the תלמידי ר עקיבא got killed with the worst death as the Gemara says – why because לא נהגו כבוד זה לזה

    #1728964

    נהגו כבוד זה לזה means that those that there were “Litvish/Yeshivish” held that their way of Avodas Hashem was the ONLY way and PROPER way and BEST way, and were disparaging to other derochim in Avodas Hashem, including mocking the derech of Sefardim, Yekkas, Chadad, Satmar etc. In reply these groups of Talmidim made fun of the derech of “Litvish?Yeshivish”.

    They all meant “l’shem shomayim” – coming from a good place, to “help” their fellow talmidim, after all, their Rebbe taught them that Ahavas Yisroel is a klal godal baTorah, and they REALLY had Ahavas Yisroel. They had good intentions, not merely to mock or put down (as many here do), they did so out of love and caring, yet, they were chayov misa.

    Why such a harsh punishment for merely not treating an individual with proper kovod? Because they were knocking not just an individual (a yochid) but an entire derech of avodas Hashem. They were mocking hundreds or thousands of yidden – that deserves misa!

    When a person knocks an entire derech of a kehillah which has rabbonim, rosh yeshivos, bnei Torah, even if one was to question how they do x or justification for y (like not sllep in sukkah, or eat cake before davening), it is a HUGE achrayus! Even if done out of love and care – the onesh is misa!

    (Misa is manifested in many ways, loss of parnasa – poor is choshiv k`mes, loss of children – physically or spirtually etc)

    #1729027

    Little Froggie
    Participant

    A Rebbitzen, I think, shouldn’t curse…

    #1729134

    Simply warning that they are playing with fire. If they continue and get burned, it’s due to their own folly.

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