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Corrected…. “becoming the man I am..”
I would cry and rush to see my Rebbe to make it right. Doing anything else would expose to myself that I was a fraud.
I know a posek who gave several warning to a “group” of Yidden… You don’t fix this gross injustice then I will, he told them. They ignored – intentionally refused, they sent word that they would do nothing. The posek acted just as he had warned them he would.
He was summoned to “their” beis din after he did what he told them he would do. This posek was not under the auspices of their beis din, so he didn’t have to appear, but he did. The Din asked why he chose to come. He said, all my life I learned about, supported and promoted our system so if I didn’t come when summoned I wouldn’t be me.
They found him guilty, gave him his penalty, all of which he did not have to accept. However he did so with pride… If he had done anything else, then the greater harm would have been done to him by his own hand, by his obvious acute lack of Yiras Shemayim.
For the most part we are all observant people who post here…if I found out today that I was not Jewish, like the posek above, I would make it right, no matter the difficulties, otherwise I wouldn’t be true to who I am as a human being.
And to who I am… I can only thank HaKodesh Barachu for placing me with all the wonderful Yidden who supported me in becoming the an I am… What a shame if I walked away because of some mistake made by others… And what a great mistake they made… From what we all know, who would want to live like a goy?
A Talmid Chachman (TC) comes upon Chasid. The TC asks why do you Chasids go to the Rebbe for everything. The Chasid says, because the Rebbe knows what we are thinking. That’s not possible only HaKodesh Barachu knows what one is thinking, says the TC.
The Chasid says of course it’s possible, in fact I know what you are thinking… The TC says no way, but he asks, what am I thinking… The Chasid says “shvisi Hashem l’negded tamid” ….The TC says, no that’s not what I was thinking and the Chasid says, that’s why we go to the Rebbe.
So if we are not all thinking “Shivisi Hashem L’negded Tamid” then something is wrong.
It seems like a rediculous question,but its been asked.
The divinity (G-d’s existence) is in Kashrus.April 9, 2013 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm in reply to: Questions About Monsey's Litvish/Chasidish Sociological Mix #1132826
What if HaKodesh Barachu sent him to tell us we are not who we think we are.
First he insulted me, then he insulted my friends, then my community. Now I am wondering if there is more to his dribble than just dribble… Maybe its a good time we all take an accounting of our behavior, our family and friends and our community as a whole.
Assuming he is a Yid for the purposes of this discussion, we should be embarrassed that a fellow Yid would not want to live with certain parts of the tzibur.
And if he’s not a Yid, then how disgusting have we become that Ribono Shel Olam had to send this person to tell us?
When you get deep into Monsey for sake of discussion, we are different than a Yid who is coming from the outside… We share the same “religion” but they are not us nor are we them… Even though we carry a piece of the same neshama. We don’t want outsiders who carry the virus with them, this is why we have Ohr Samayach, whereas we heard the Rosh Yeshiva say the Ohr Samayach is not a Yeshiva but an emergency room for Yidden … Yidden that want to come home.
We host bochurim from Ohr Samayach for Shabbos… We shed tears when they leave, you know how difficult it is to see a distressed neshama? If you don’t then try hosting these young men who have the tenacity to leave behind what they know to become like us and here we have someone telling us we are not the kind of people he wants to partner up with… How sad that is.April 9, 2013 1:44 am at 1:44 am in reply to: Questions About Monsey's Litvish/Chasidish Sociological Mix #1132821
This entire thread is disturbing…you have wonderful Yidden offering themselves to this person and he doesn’t respond in a manner one would expect. Are we being played by missionary?April 8, 2013 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm in reply to: Questions About Monsey's Litvish/Chasidish Sociological Mix #1132811
Yosef999 go to Passaic…BTU… Ask for Rabbi Zupnik… Bring your posting … Talk with him… He is one wonderful Rabbi who will be able to help you. Just spiff balling here but I am wondering if you are really interested in learning or if you came here to separate Yidden.
Our son attends a university, getting his graduate degree solely for parnassah. We keep very close contact, never a day goes by without speaking with him and his three chevrusa’s keep an equal vigil… If you turn away for one moment the possibility increases 100 fold that he could be swept away. If you send them its imperative to walk with them.
Nothing wrong with education. How strong is your child’s bond with Yiddishkite and how dedicated you are to them while they walk through the influences of yavan… Will determine the outcome.
Having said that, HaKodesh Barachu runs the world, what happens is His will…seek counsel from your Rav before you send them, remember you are the guardian Hashem chose for this child… Each child and situation is different.April 8, 2013 2:38 am at 2:38 am in reply to: Questions About Monsey's Litvish/Chasidish Sociological Mix #1132805
We used to be just Yidden. When we return to just being Yidden we become whole again. The question itself separates us… If you can’t see that then you are more assimilated than you’d like to admit.April 8, 2013 1:21 am at 1:21 am in reply to: Questions About Monsey's Litvish/Chasidish Sociological Mix #1132802
I have lived in BP… short stay in Lakewood and Monsey for many years. We loved each place for what it had to offer, including Chassidim…. Personally we prefer Monsey for all the good things Talmud said.
Imaofthree, no hatred of any kind… Although I am sensitive when Yidden start to separate us like the drafter did. It’s why I posted the story of the Chasida … If you don’t know it ask your husband.
From Satmar to Vishnitz to Bobover to Ohr Samayach I daven at all, even Tuvias…. And the best barber around Shimon … Monsey has it all and every place I have been in Monsey has been very welcoming … And ZIshe’s has the best rugelach.
And WriterReader, that is exactly how I took it when I first read it. Hope he finds a great community. Monsey is closed…heheheheApril 7, 2013 2:32 pm at 2:32 pm in reply to: Questions About Monsey's Litvish/Chasidish Sociological Mix #1132780
I am embarrassed by this comment and question.
One day a litvish Rabbi, who has what one would consider a Chassidus beard and he wears a gartel when davening, tells Chassidus stories etc… But one day when he wasn’t happy with my Chassidus garb he told me to go read the Satmar vows in Kessubos 111a… After a few moments I told that Rabbi that if he can show me in the G’mora where it mentions Satmar, Belez, Brisk, Lubavitch etc that I would be happy to go read the Satmar vows, but I said, “Rabbi, if you can’t show me where each of those are mentioned then you and I should go read the vows for all Yidden”
We all know the story about the Chasida… Is the Chasida kosher?. How can a bird of kindness be an abomination? The Rabbi says, because the Chasida only does kindness for other Chasida’s…. The Chidushi HaRim finished by saying, for one to be Kosher he must do kindness for all of HaKodesh Barachu’s children and not just the ones most like you.
Get a grip, in Monsey we are Yidden, stay in Teaneck if you are one of the Yidden who have been poisoned by the nochrim… Don’t bring the virus to us.
once “she” says you did it, a man must fight for his life.
there are no winners in a case like this. everyone loses, if you dont believe me, read the posts on this site.
The community has been harmed, the Rebbe’s reputation has been harmed, the victim, Weberman and their respective families have been harmed. And worst of all, the name of Hakodesh Barachu has been harmed.
Boy what a great bunch of ben Torah’s we areOctober 17, 2012 12:33 am at 12:33 am in reply to: How should one protest against shmoozers during davening? #901825
“Maintaining decorum in a shul begins with general punctuality, cleanliness, etc and begins with the Rav”… Couldn’t have said it better.