Saturday, March 1, 2008

Reb Chatzkel Besser ZG"Z Speaks

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a longtime admirer of the man, I have often wondered how he managesto be so liberal and openminded and still be considered a sheine Yid by the Agudah/chassidic world.

Anonymous said...

Hershel, what's with the Besser fixation that you have? Just because he liked Lubavitcher Rebbe?

Hirshel Tzig said...

I wasn't aware there was a problem with admiring a Yid from the old generation....

Anonymous said...

I davened by Rav Besser several times, he is a real class act and Kidush Hashem. So warm and pleasant to be around

Anonymous said...

In the video you see Reb Nachhman Elbaum (B-I-L?)
2. In the end what's the peice with the Boyaner?

Anonymous said...

Is he boyan chusid? I think that he is close to bobov.

Anonymous said...

he is original a Radomsker einikel and chosid

in our day and age he is a little breath of fresh air

Anonymous said...

Radomsker einikel ?

Anonymous said...

i think he says he is a lubavitcher einekel on one of the jem videos

Anonymous said...

i spent shabbos in his shtiebel once for a simcha, he is so warm

Anonymous said...

Rabbi Besser is essentially a modern orthodox rabbi with a beard and bekesheh.

Anonymous said...

Hi, someone sent me this link and I just dicovered this blog. Just to set the record straight; Rav Besser is my Rav and he is a true paragon of a heimeshe Yid and oheiv Yisroel. Yirbu komohu beYisroel.

mib said...

his wife is a lubavitcher einekel

Anonymous said...

mazel tov to his wife

Anonymous said...

rav besser is extremely close to boyaner rebbe shlita always visits him in eretz yisruel when hes there and comes with a kvittel

SatnarTC said...

Rabbi Besser is FANTASTIC!

Anonymous said...

What a splendid Jew! Thnks Hershel.

Yawn & genitz said...

Tzig: This is sooo boring, you do a lot better when you stick to controversy! Or at least to stirring the pot.

Anonymous said...

This is pretty boring interview although the man is fascinating. Herhsel, can you find the clip of him discussing the Rebbe and post that?

thanbo said...

"invented the miniature talmuds"?

huh? I have 18th- and 19th-century miniature Talmuds. I've seen 17th-century in a museum exhibit.

I also have other miniature German seforim (mishna, Medrash tanchuma, etc.) from between the Wars. Very handy on the subway.