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May 16, 2011 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #596914
In another thread http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/ma-rabu-masecha-hashem#post-247124 I was taken to task for referring to ?’ ???? ??????? ??”? as Mr Mendlowitz. I remembered reading of a Gadol of his day referring to him as Nistar Mendlowitz. Does anyone remember who?
So far I found only the below, but I remember it was someone other than Rav Chinn who coined thatMay 16, 2011 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #767473shlishiMember
R. Shrage Feivel was a tzaddik nistar. He refused to be called anything other than Mr. Mendlowitz. Once at a function the emcee called him up to speak and introduced him as Rabbi S. F. Mendlowitz. He refused to come to the podium despite repeatedly being called as such. It was only after the emcee consented to introduce him as “Mr. Mendlowitz” did he come up to speak.May 16, 2011 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #767474lkwdfellowMember
wellmeaning busybody – I have heard that it was the Ponevitzer Rav, ZT”L who said that.
shlishi – i think that was at the Ner Yisroel (Balt.) chanukas habayis.May 16, 2011 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #767475
I did not know that this applied after the ptiraMay 16, 2011 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #767476
lkwdfellow thanks it was at the levaya right?
am yisrael chai Why should ????? ?? ??? ?? ????? be different after ptira? why latin what is wrong with ??????
Didn’t you learn how to activate Hebrew? http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/%d7%93%d7%99-%d7%90%d7%99%d7%93%d7%99%d7%a9%d7%a2-%d7%a7%d7%99%d7%99%d7%98-%d7%a9%d7%a4%d7%99%d7%9c/page/25#post-245137May 16, 2011 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm #767477
The rav did not want extra kovod so as not to detract from the rav’s avoda and the modesty was legendary.
This is not an issue after ptira and is certainly deserving of kovod.
A Latin apology is better than no apology.
wb, your apology has not been forthcoming after your offending comment had been pulled after I wrote “wb-
That comment was uncalled for.
You have no idea who is homebound, in the hospital, or anything.”May 16, 2011 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm #767478lkwdfellowMember
wellmeaning busybody – I’m not sure if it was at the levaya.May 16, 2011 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #767479
mods- the link above did not post to a tutorial; it was a personal dig. I don’t understand why that went through.
And why mine did not.May 17, 2011 6:42 pm at 6:42 pm #767480May 17, 2011 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm #767481WolfishMusingsParticipant
While I, in no way, mean to compare myself in any way to Shraga Fievel Mendlowitz, I do find some small comfort in the fact that, like him, I too object whenever anyone addresses me as Rabbi.
The WolfMay 17, 2011 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #767482
Just noticed http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/mr-mendlowitz#post-247636
I still have no idea what was so offensive about that comment,
I do not think that an apology was due from you. You wanted to admit error fine & beautiful.
I was not hurt and of course not engaged in a vendetta,(I suggested ????? not ?????) simply wondering out loud why you would choose latin
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