PHOTOS: HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Kamenetsky: People Who Do Not Behave Honestly And Speak The Truth Will Not Enjoy Success


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An interview appeared in the Israeli Yated Neeman with HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Kamenetsky Shlita, during which the Torah giant discusses the need for one to be straight and honest. Rav Kamenetsky is the Rosh Yeshiva of Philadelphia and a member of the Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisrael in the United States.

Yated reports the Rosh Yeshiva instructed people to vote for Donald Trump in the US election, explaining to Yated for him the realization the other side did not conduct itself as honest as it should have and this led to his decision. The rosh yeshiva added that those who do not conduct themselves honestly, will not enjoy long-term success.

In contrast, regarding the candidate who was supported, apart from the fact persons close to him are sympathetic to Judaism and the Torah world in the United States, their conduct was always honest and straightforward and it is important that this be our position, as we too must only be on this honest straight path”.

It is reported the rosh yeshiva instructed anyone who asked his opinion pertaining to the elections to back the republican candidate.

In the photos, we see Rav Kamenetsky during his last visit to Eretz HaKodesh visiting with Maran HaGaon HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita.

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(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. I’m a bit surprised that Rabbi Kamenetsky saw fit to endorse one dishonest candidate over another.

    A real problem to be addressed by the frum community is dishonesty within the community — working off the books, asking for payment in checks made out to cash, offering to not charge sales tax for cash sales, using other peoples’ Muni Meter receipts to fight tickets, buying and selling non-transferable airline points, using tricks to evade “one per customer” limits, buying stuff with the intent to return it, etc. If the Chofetz Chaim were alive today, he’d be appalled by some of the shtick that so-called frum Jews pull.

  2. Hard to understand how Trump was viewed as honest and morally upstanding. Clinton is no saint, and her convoluted explanations did not ring true. Trump, was just outrageously false (“Obama started ISIS”?!) and immoral (Tic-Tac anyone?), it is hard to fathom how a Gadol supported him. But what do I know?