Monday, December 26, 2005

Reb Shimon Shept Nachas

Seeing his townspeople participating in a public Menorah-lighting in Grodno, proud to be Jewish after all these years. These people are probably descendants of Reb Shimon Shkop's Talmidim and Ba'alei Batim, or maybe people who arrived after the war. It's good to see that both their physical and spiritual needs are attended to.


(Photo courtesy of Shturem)

10 comments:

ch'sidshe tourist said...

vizoi haist er? Is grodno part of Lithunia these days? How does that work with the Vilna politics?

Hirshel Tzig said...

Grodne is Belarus. His name is Kofman.

sharei yoisher said...

You tellin me that R Shimon is happy that Lubavitch is there instead of a Yeshiva like his? Come on. Gimme a break

Hirshel Tzig said...

What is it about some people? Did you see that anywhere in my words? Why would I say that?

I'm just saying that he's happy that somebody, ANYBODY, is doing something to get some of his Landsleit a bit of Yiddishkeit.

big mak said...

i dont know, maybe just like for lubavitch abi a goy ober nisht a misnaged so too for shkopp he'd rather goyim and not lubavitch. maybe?!

Hirshel Tzig said...

Ver Veist? but I'd like to think better.

n said...

ht, this is a better post (style wise)...you said nothing chauvanistic lubavitchly, took the high ground and let others react saying silly stuff like big mak and SY

Hirshel Tzig said...

N

I'll take that as a compliment.

Kurenitzer said...

I recall reading several years ago the following: That in the years leading up to the end of the Communist regime the rosh hakahol or unofficial rosh hakahal in Grodna (its the same as Horodna where the Yesod veShoresh Haavoda lived)) was a Jew who fought mightly against any local Jew marrying a non Jew and he was very successful. He was the man- hu hagever - that kept this small community alive.
There were many unknown heros in the USSR both Lubavitcher and Mitnagdim as well as gor veltliche who were responsible for keeping the flame glowing in thoe years.

avremel said...

Was there a meeting between the Rebbe and Reb Shimon? I seem to recall seeing that written somewhere.