Skokie Rosh Yeshiva stories

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  • #1638773

    K-cup
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    I have heard a couple of stories over and over I can’t remember who they were about pretty sure it was Rosh yeshiva of skokie, also want to know if anyone here can verify they’re true.
    1. A Rosh yeshiva was making a speech at a yeshiva function. Long story short he said “the mamzer asks Hashem what will become of me? Hashem says one day you will become president of this yeshiva”
    2. The Rosh yeshiva asks a Talmud for a chosen mishpat and orach chaim. Talmud brings them over, the Rosh yeshiva stacks them on the floor, steps on them to reach a sefer on a high shelf.
    I think they’re pretty famous stories, anyone know who they are about and if they’re true?

    #1639667

    reuventree555
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    1. Pretty sure that was Reb Aron Solovechick.

    2. Have never heard that story.

    #1639687

    Participant
    Participant

    1. Yes I can verify it’s true.
    2. You’re mixing it up with a coke or pepsi ad–one of them had a short guy walk over to a machine, buy 2 cans of the opposite company, step on them and buy their company,
    P.S. Did you really think your version was correct??!!

    #1639702

    🍫Syag Lchochma
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    That story sounds like the type of thing someone who knows nothing about skokie told over as if it happened just to put the place down.

    #1639709

    K-cup
    Participant

    I heard both these stories from Chicago natives, among others. I do not know if they went to that yeshiva.
    Participant, who was it about?

    #1639714

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    2. The Rosh yeshiva asks a Talmud for a chosen mishpat and orach chaim. Talmud brings them over, the Rosh yeshiva stacks them on the floor, steps on them to reach a sefer on a high shelf.

    Ridiculous, and pure motzi shem ra.

    #1639712

    yitzchokm
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    K cup
    I’m no friend of the MO community.
    But that second “story” is disgusting. I’m surprised the mods allowed it through.

    #1639838

    Out of towner
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    First story is true in essence, but the setup and punch lines are inaccurate. Person speaking was Rav Chaim Zimmerman ZT”L.
    Second story, someone already pointed out, is a Pepsi commercial.

    #1639877

    Forshayer
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    It was Rav Chaim Zimmerman. He was asked to leave his post as Rosh Hayeshiva by the President of the Yeshiva and agreed to do it if they made him a banquet. He got up and told the following story. 3 things complained to the Ribono Shel Oilam, Asher Yatzar, Aleinu, and the Mamzar. Asher Yatzar says, when you come out of the bathroom?? Aleinu says, I’m the last part of davening, everyone is talking, taking off their Tfillin. The Mamzar says what did I do wrong?? The RibonoShel Oilam answered all 3 the following. Asher Yatzar became a Bracha under the Chupah. Aleinu became the central tfilla during Mussaf on Rosh Hashanah. And the Mamzar, Rav Chaim said so eloquently, Hashem said you will become the President of a Yeshiva.

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