Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Snag Alert

A Reader writes:

"I am writing to you on Motzoei Yom Tov here in Eretz Yisroel. I just read, this afternoon, a disturbing article in Yeshurun. The article is entitled "הגאון ר מנשה מאיליא". The problematic piece is the appendix "התייחסות הגרש"ז לתלונות המתנגדים." The writer, one Dovid Kaminetzky, deals with the complex relationship between Chabad and the Misnagdim. There are some very biting comments about how Chabad today relates to the Shulchan Aruch Harav (sarcastic comments I should add). There is also a disrespectful jab at the itztiker Lubavitcher Rebbe Z"l. It's one thing to have a heroa; a personal attack is quite another. The article falls into the latter group. It's Yeshurun 20. You should be able to get a copy at Tuvia's (I assume that you live in Monsey). It is well worth it and I think that you can squeeze a few posts just on that article itself (it mentions Rav Hutner's complaint about Kehot's reprinted Tzemach Tzedek....).

A gutten meyed."

There's a lot packed in to that e-mail. I have yet to get to Tuvia's, Chol Hamoed praven takes time, especially when you have all year of no family time to make up for. So the blog suffers too. I apologize for that. Is Dovid Kamenetsky Nosson's son? Is this a Kamenetsky tradition he's carrying on here? And why is Yeshurun the במה for controversy of this sort? First it was the הגאון controversy, and now this.


Anonymous said...

R. Nosson has 2 sons, Yosef & Reuven

Anonymous said...

you are right kaminetzkis snide comments are uncalled for but you also have snide comments on sngas but not only, but for everyone else from satmar to belz from munkatz to bobov

so טול קורה בית הבד מבין עיניך.