what an אויסגעשפילטע organization. Their time has come. Time to pack up and say goodbye, it was fun while it lasted.
ZezmirI think what you mean is that the Agudah in America is like unions, they were good at the time but now they're just there for the brass. Most rank and file people derive no benefit from it.
Can we get a post on medication and rebellion? Medication and paranoia? Mentalblock seems to have forgotten his again.
I believe today was the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Agudah.
The Rashab of Lubavitch and Reb Chaim Brisker were for some reason (from) the only Russian Torah leaders that withstood the temptration to support the Agudah. You may ask, "why call something that all Gedolei Yisroel supported a temptation?"The answer is simple. It was a temptation because it seemed like a quick fix to what was ailing Judaism at the time, and it really wasn't. The problems facing world Jewry were far greater than any cute group could fix. What was needed was not just girls schools, which did do something for very few Jewish girls, but something to make Bochurim that were tempted to join a slew of other movements be proud of being Frum Jews.Instead, all those who did leave the fold were treated "by the book". If he was a Kofer, or Mechalel Shabbos he was ostracized and ignored. Imagine if a little love was shown to these people!A shame that we did not merit to see that. The Holocaust "took care" of that problem.
BialistokerYou started off well, but went on a tangent. What was the connection between the Agudah and Jews leaving the fold? What could they have done differently?
For the am'haaratzim here, can anyone volunteer why R. Rashab did not join A.Y. (or whatever it was called then)?Reference has been made to an incredibly sharp letter that the Rashab wrote them. Anyone can access/post this letter?
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