Thursday, August 10, 2006
Israeli MP Avraham Ravitz at Yechidus with the Rebbe?
4 times no less! So said the man himself in radio interviews on Israeli radio
Listen Here (in Hebrew)
I was away at the time and must've missed this tidbit from COL.
1) The Rebbe tells him to grow a beard, he says the beard does nothing for him, it doesn't add nor does it diminish his Yiras Shomayim.
2) The Rebbe asks him about learning Chassidus, he says "in Chevroner Yeshivah we learn Mussar".
3) Years later when he grew a beard he told the Rebbe: "it's not because you asked me to, but rather because in the Army they made us either shave every day or let it grow, so I let mine grow!
What I find fascinating is that a man like Ravitz later became one of Degel haTorah's major attack dogs, and Lubavitch wasn't spared either to put it mildly, so what happened to him? Did he sell his soul? I guess so.
The Poor guy must feel terrible today.....