Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Mayer Schiller intrigues me
Became a BT at 12 years old, a Skverrer a few years later, yet very much continued on the path of acquiring more and more secular knowledge. I always thought that you couldn't do that in Neu Skver. He continues to spend much time in MO circles and even coaches MO Hockey! Yes, appearances can be deceiving, and the fact that he squooshes his Peyos and wears old-fashioned glasses like a Skverrer Chossid doesn't say all that much, but it does show that he wants to look like one of them, which is something after all, considering how much time he spends away from Skver. The video presented here really doesn't do justice to Reb Mayer, being that the host of this (public access?) TV program is a total dufus and doesn't let the man get a word in edgewise, and goes off on long tangents every time he pleases. Yet, we can still get a good glimpse into what makes him tick. I just can't get over the fact that he lives in and speaks for Skver.....