It’s not only Rechnitz who can get a child into school, now its Rubashkin.
That’s the “raid” in Lakewood on Tuesday morning, after Rubashkin intervened to get two children into Lakewood schools.
Sources have confirmed to YWN that there were two girls that were accepted into more than one school at the beginning of the year, but the parents have been insistent on wanting a particular school, and decided to keep their kids at home until December.
The Lakewood Roshei Yeshiva called all the “Roshei Hamosdos” on Sunday, and made it very clear. “No one is walking out of this room, until these two girls are accepted into schools.” There was no serious movement. The school that the parents had wanted didn’t budge.
Just a few minutes later, one of the school owners received a strange phone call. Sholom Rubashkin was on the phone. He had never spoke to Rubashkin before, but someone had given Rubashkin the school owners phone number. Rubashkin was straightforward. He asked the Rosh Hamosad to please take the girl into his Yeshiva. According to eye witnesses, the man “got all emotional”, and immediately decided to take the child into his Yeshiva. The second child was taken into a school a few minutes later, after a “Gorel” was made between the Mosdos.
YWN reminds our readers that in 2016, R’ Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz, the Philanthropist from Los Angeles delivered a powerful speech at a well-attended dinner that rocked the Lakewood community – and the Chareidi world at large. A video of the speech was viewed hundreds of thousands of times. The controversy exploded, with Rechnitz issuing a statement and clarification letter. The issue that everyone was afraid to speak about in Lakewood was finally brought to the forefront, and was rapidly spreading to other Frum communities around the world that suffer from the same issue.
One person who spent 25 year in Chinuch told YWN that thanks to Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz, the Yeshivas have started working harder to accept children into their schools.
(Charles Gross – YWN)