Sunday, June 11, 2006
MIA or just not interested?
בהמשך to the Agudah post I asked a Lubavitcher קנאי why the Agudah is always in his crosshairs, yet Satmar, a seemingly more inviting target, is hardly ever mentioned?
His answer? The riots of '91.
I was away in Yeshivah camp and was unaware of what was going on in Crown Heights at the time, but he was there, with a house full of young kids right in middle of the action.
"Satmar came to help". While everybody else was nowhere to be found, Satmar came to Crown Heights and offered assistance, Moshe Sherer was in the Catskills doing laps in the pool.
Reasons they did not offer help may include but are not limited to:
1) this was not in their job description either, they only offer assistance to Chadorim, Yeshivos, and Bais Yaakovs.
2) They were busy planning the exciting upcoming convention.
3) Yarchei Kalloh in Lakewood was happening that week.
What our friend doesn't know is that Chachomim like Rabbi Lazer Ginsberg of the Mirrer Yeshiva and Agudah had the answers, supplied directly by the Heavenly Court, as to why the riots were happening. "They think that Moshiach is here already, so G-d showed them that they're still in Golus."
נו, וואס דארף מען ריידען בגנותן של ישרא-ל