Monday, November 27, 2006

Interfaith meetings מיט א קארלינער הכשר

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but has anyone seen mentalblog or the Mad Minnesotan write about this? Don't they decry Berel Lazar's meetings with heads of other faiths? What about Schneur aka Schneur Zalman, NY, has he been heard condemning Bleich, Sitruk and Co.? Is it OK because Lustiger is Jewish? Is Israel Singer and WJC Kosher all of a sudden? I guess it all depends on who's doing the meetings, eh?


(From L) Rector of the Muslim Institute of the Paris Mosque and President of the French Council of the Muslim Religion Dalil Boubaker, Chief Rabbi of France Joseph Sitruk, Paris' Archbishop Mgr Andre Vingt-Trois, Chief Rabbi of the Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich, and WJC Policy Council's chairman Rabbi Israel Singer, attend the executive council of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), 12 November 2006 in Paris.


Rector of the Muslim Institute of the Paris Mosque and President of the French Council of the Muslim Religion Dalil Boubakeur chats with Chief Rabbi of the Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich before a session of the executive council of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), 12 November 2006 in Paris.


(From L) WJC Policy Council's chairman Rabbi Israel Singer, Paris' Archbishop Mgr Andre Vingt-Trois, and Chief Rabbi of the Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich, chat before a session of the executive council of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), 12 November 2006 in Paris.


French Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger (R) chats with Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich, before a session of the executive council of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), 12 November 2006 in Paris. AFP

18 comments:

Shmarya said...

I don't decry Lazar for meeting with non-Jewish religious leaders. I decry him for his thuggery.

Hirshel Tzig said...

I find it amazing that Lazar's association with a sitting President somehow makes him an accessory. That's like all Jews being to blame for Bill Clinton's indiscretions. I also find it amazing that people that no absolutely nothing about the FSU, other than what they read in questionable newspaper articles, should sit and condemn people they know nothing about!

reader said...

I thought meetings like that are only a problem if they are focused on religion. Maybe they avoided that and focused on other things.

Anonymous said...

What is the problem to meet with them? R' Bleich doesn't vouch his agreement with islam or noytzrus by meeting with their representatives.

Hirshel Tzig said...

That's the point. There IS nothing wrong with meetings of that nature, at least I don't think there is. But some people find problems when the delegation includes a certain Chabad Rabbi of Hungarian descent.

Anonymous said...

Rabbi Bleich is the bomb!!!
Me and a bunch of bochurim got stuck in Kiev & no one was willing to help us (their own) and he came through for us in BIG way.

A Yid said...

> Rabbi Bleich is the bomb!!!
> he came through for us in BIG way.

Anonymous: Did he landed from the skies on a ukranian bomber?-) And seriously - he is really a good guy.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be able to link to this story. What is the URL for this particular post, can you help me out???

Hirshel Tzig said...

I'll try and find it again soon. IY"H

Hirshel Tzig said...

Attention all:

nowhere did I mention anything about the good Rabbi's character, all I said was he's into interfaith meetings. A meeting with the Pope a while back comes to mind.

Hirshel Tzig said...

Anonymous (7:07pm 11/27/06):

This is the URL. Here's what happens when you query "Bleich" in Getty Images

Tzibaleh said...

This one is much better

Anonymous said...

hirshel, please remove the link, there are most untzniusdikke pictures that you are causing viewers to see without warning.

Hirshel Tzig said...

anonymous

if you go directly to the link - and nowhere else - you'll avoid the pictures you refer to.

Anonymous said...

which is precisely what i did

Hirshel Tzig said...

so how can it be that you found other inappropriate pictures?

Milhouse said...

Hirshel, the link you posted (on Tuesday at 2:11:22 AM) goes to a page full of all sorts of unrelated pictures, not all of which may be appropriate for some people - and none of which seem to be the one you meant to post. I don't know what went wrong with your URL, but something clearly did.

Hirshel Tzig said...

sorry, guys.