July 8, 2012 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #604025meidelMember
HI, I just recently got married and I am in the process of decorating our apartment. I wanted to put pictures of gedloim up in one of our walls but couldnt decide who should go up. My husband and I decided that we would put up the gedolim who had opposing views with one another. For example: the vilna gaon and the baal shem tov. rav shach and the lubavitcher rebbe. Please can anyone give us more pairs of gedolim like this?July 8, 2012 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm #883685
Rav Yonason Eybeschutz, Rav Yaakov Emden
Satmar Rebbe Aharon, Satmar Rebbe Zalman LeibJuly 8, 2012 4:23 pm at 4:23 pm #883686sem graduateMember
Rav Kook, R’ Yosef Chaim SonnenfeldJuly 8, 2012 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #883687simcha613Participant
R’ Yosef Dov Soloveichik and the Brisker RavJuly 8, 2012 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #883688
Me and.. (who’s the one always fighting me here?)July 8, 2012 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm #883689SayIDidIt™Participant
ZK, where can we buy a large, framed picture of you?!
SiDi™July 8, 2012 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm #883690
R’ Yaakov and Rav ShorrJuly 8, 2012 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #883691midwesternerParticipant
How about the Lubavitcher Rebbe and virtually anyone else. Pretty much the same, although not quite as extreme on Rav Kook and anyone else.July 8, 2012 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm #883692nishtdayngesheftParticipant
A thread to be proud of. Certainly since it was started on a taanis.July 8, 2012 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #883693
Rav Kook and the Satmar Rebbe (the Divrei Yoel).July 8, 2012 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #883694
By the souvenir shop at the zoo. (the one with the blonde whiskers is me)July 8, 2012 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #883695golferParticipant
Hi meidel! Mazel Tov on your recent marriage! To help make your new home a place of shalom bayis, peace & tranquility, why don’t you hang pictures of gedolim that are meaningful to you & your husband? Gedolim with opposing views, as you put it, are likely to have had followers who turned the opposition into something more belligerent & less spiritual than may have been intended originally. Especially now, during the 3 weeks, we should avoid putting our differences & machlokos out there for everyone to see & discuss. Good luck decorating!July 8, 2012 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm #883696SayIDidIt™Participant
ZK, you think Mommy would like that description?? ?
Thanks for the laugh!
SiDi™July 8, 2012 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm #883697
golfer – your post is amazing and incredibly correct.July 8, 2012 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm #883698Song of BlessingParticipant
I took this idea of yours but mixed it around a bit. Instead of specifically putting them next to each other I have all of the rabbanim mixed on the wall. Also since I’m a graphic designer I had tonz of fun putting the pictures next to names and a short description coz I actually like to know what was so great about each Rav next to the picture.
Thanks for the inspiration OP!July 8, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #883699
SiDi: Do I have to tell you other names she called me?!?July 8, 2012 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm #8837002scentsParticipant
I would argue that the OP’s idea is great especially in the three weeks.
Since they are not considering the fact that there are followers that are engaged in Machlokes, in fact they want to disregard the entire machlokes and have both Gedolim.July 8, 2012 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm #883701Feif UnParticipant
R’ Gifter zt”l and R’ Dr. Lamm shlitaJuly 9, 2012 2:00 am at 2:00 am #883702nishtdayngesheftParticipant
If you want opposites, how about a picture of you and your hubby on the same wall.July 9, 2012 2:30 am at 2:30 am #883703Doodle-Man™Member
ZK: We all know mommy named you joseph.July 9, 2012 3:00 am at 3:00 am #883704
Chassidishe Gatesheader: Doesn’t work, the Divrei Yoel wasn’t a major figure until well after Rav Kook passed away.
FeifUn: Rav Soloveichik and Rav Dr. RevelJuly 9, 2012 4:04 am at 4:04 am #883705
Which Rav Soloveichik? The Rov (Reb Velvel) or Reb Chaim Brisker?July 9, 2012 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm #883706Sam2Participant
Choppy: He clearly meant neither. (Well, some people call him the Rov, but they don’t mean Rav Velvel.)July 9, 2012 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #883707
The Brisker Rov was always known as The Rov (or Der Rov). Even in Europe.July 9, 2012 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm #883708TheGoqParticipant
The OP hasnt chimed in since the start of this thread this is clearly a troll thread lets end it.July 9, 2012 4:23 pm at 4:23 pm #883709BTGuyParticipant
Hatzlacha to you and your spouse and your respective families!!July 9, 2012 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #883710Sam2Participant
Choppy: I know that. You missed (or ignored) my point.July 9, 2012 9:11 pm at 9:11 pm #883711HaLeiViParticipant
Don’t put up the “Baal Shem Tov” picture. It is not him and it isn’t necesssarily someone you want a picture of.July 9, 2012 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm #883712R.T.Participant
There are prints of the Rishonim (Rif, Rashi, Rambam, Rabbenu Tam, Rosh, Tur, etc…) still available.July 9, 2012 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #883713
Haleivi: Who is it?
RT: What kinda prints?July 10, 2012 12:32 am at 12:32 am #883714
Haleivi: It is a picture of a man with a beard. What’s wrong?July 10, 2012 12:50 am at 12:50 am #883715R.T.Participant
choppy — It’s a printed poster called “Geonei Yisrael Rishonim VeAcharonim”, published by Sinai Printing and it’s usually found as a Sukka poster. It has 20 mini portraits from the Ri”f to the Chasam Sofer. It may be out of print. Unfortunately, it is/was laminated which makes it very difficult to plaque-mount, the only other option would be to custom frame (it’s about 20″x26″ roughly).July 10, 2012 2:35 am at 2:35 am #883716
RT: What gives you the idea the images are even remotely authentic?
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