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July 22, 2012 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm in reply to: Rav Yisroel Lau will be the guest speaker at the siyum Hashas #887673
Sam2: Again from my friend:
this guy would be right only if the Zionist Rabbis would not be official employees (receiving paychecks) of the Medinah. If they were coming as private individual Talmidei-Chachamim, then the Vizhnitzer Rebbe would Takeh overlook their ideological differences and would gladly attend, and even shake their hands with a smile.
The Oylum doesn’t understand. This is not a typical boycott. I don’t think anybody (that matters) proclaimed any “Issur” to attend. It’s simply the Kana’ishe Rebbes demonstrating the Shittah of “Hisbadlus”. They together with “agents” or “lackeys” of the “Merida K’neged Malchus Shomayim” cannot participate together in any function.
Their sitting at the same dais, or being speakers, can easily be misconstrued as a “relaxing of opposition”.
The followers of “V’Yoel Moshe” are behaving appropriately L’Shittusum. I would be surprised (and somewhat disappointed) if the Vizhnitzer-Monsey and his peers would act differently. This is not some private affair, like a Sheva-Brochos. This is as public as it gets…
If both sides were guests of somebody with a separate or higher status, say the President of the U.S. then that would be different too, because they are not “partnering” in an official function.
Not to be “partnering” is the key word.July 22, 2012 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm in reply to: Rav Yisroel Lau will be the guest speaker at the siyum Hashas #887672
from a friend of mine :
I do disagree with the “Kamtza v. Bar-Kamtza” comparison. (Besides the obvious, common, error that they 2 hated each-other. Kamtza wasn’t the host. And he and Bar-Kamtza might have never even met.)
It seems that the Host hated Bar-Kamtza on a personal level. Not Stam cause he was a Tzidoki. And the sin wasn’t that he wasn’t invited. The Aveira was that after he was there already, and it was due to an innocent mistake, he tossed him out “Bifnei Kahal V’Aida”!
Yes, if the Vizhnitzer Rebbe attends and Rabbi Lau suddenly shows up and they have him chucked out, (or even if at that point the Vizhnitzer Rebbe demonstratively leaves) that would be different! That would be very wrong. And the Rebbe would, of course, never do that.
I have Spaghetti cooked in milchig pot the next day I want to warm this spaghetti up together with meatballs…. possible??