Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Hijacked By Lubavitch!
(Harav Dovid Hollander, z"l)
The comments to Circus Tent: הרב דוד האלענדער ז"ל have been somewhat surprising, being that he was a man who was loved by all, except for maybe the Reform. But wouldn't you know, it seems like some people had a problem with his Lubavitch connection. It's as if the fact that such a personality could be such a chossid of the Rebbe and his work somehow gives credence to Lubavitch, and forces you to stop and think about YOUR position re: Lubavitch. Oh wait, it does. So the damage control begins and the attacks follow soon thereafter. How typical. It's as if the niftar had to fit it into your mold otherwise he's not worth your trouble. The Satmarer claims that he was a big chossid of theirs, the Rayah being that he would come every Hoshana Rabboh. The Litvak claims that he was one of theirs, the Rayah being his connection to RAK and others. The Lubavitcher, too, cites his many appearances in CH at the Rebbe's farbrengens and his yechidusen too. The only difference is that he fargins the Satmarer and the Litvak, whereas they.... (My comments in italics, henceforth)
First comes the Snag: "Rabbi Hollander zatzal was a good man, unfortunately he did not sufficiently distance himself from Lubavitch, especially in recent years, maybe because he felt that he needed them to work with the Russian Yidden in his neighborhood. As a result, the levaya was marred by having arch-messianist R. S. Butman as M.C. and having it announced that the aron will be passing by 770, before taking off to EY, in addition to the desecration of the big picture of the Rebbe and other Lubavitcher paraphernalia in his Shul, which it seems Lubavitch may be - G-d forbid - trying to take over gradually. Oy lioso busha, oy lioso chlima, a fine man who fought for emes and real Yiddishkeit should go out of this world of sheker in such a way, hijacked by Lubavitcher messianists. This should be a lesson to people to be careful, even if you mean well, be careful who you associate with, watch out for smiling messianists." עכ"ל
So we have the bashing of the niftar, z'l, by some snag shnook for not "distancing himself," and for basically being weak, having no choice but to capitulate to Lubavitch. Very nice. Well done, snag. Maybe Rebbetzin Hollander asked Butman to be the MC? have you ever considered that? Would you like it more if Paysach Krohn did the honors?
דערנאך רופט זיך אהן א איד וואס דאדערט אז מ'האט נישט געמאכט די לוי' ביי ראדני צו ביי 13 הופער גאס
"אלץ איינער וואס האט זיך באטייליגט נעכטן ביי די לוי' קען איך זאגען, אז די ליובאוויטשע האבן איבערגענומען די לוי', אין די צייט וואס איך ווייס קלאר אז ער איז נישט געוועהן קיין ליובאוויטשער חסיד... מען האט א גאנצן צייט גערעדגט פון רבי'ן כאילו מען שטייט יעצט ביי גבי האלצבערג'ס לוי'. הרב דוד איז נישט געוועהן קיין חסיד פון קיין שום רבי. אויב עפעס איז ער געוועהן זייער נאנט מיטן סאטמארער רבי דער דברי יואל מיט וועמען ער האט געהאט א נאנטער שייכות" עכ"ל
ר' איד, ווערט נישט אזוי צוקראצט, טאמער וואלט א סאטמארער מספיד געווען וואלט ער נישט אזוי גערעדט? זייט מוחל און האקט נישט אין קאפ
Then we have the winner, a guy who goes off on a tangent and stam has a good time: "What you write is no chiddush. Lubavitch believe that every single Jew should and will become a Lubavitcher. All their preaching that the Rebbe told people who became close to keep levush and minhogei kodesh is just twisting the truth to make them less scarier to others.The fact of the matter is that very few gevoreneh Lubavitchers keep their levush and give it over to their children. One famous case is Twersky the Rachmastrivker's son who's father had a fit when he became Lubavitch and the Rebbe promised they would keep the levush. The sad thing is yidden were moiser nefesh for yiddishe levush to now give it up for the modern dress style of the Lubavitchers, without peyos and with long hair. Feh."
Tell me, my good man, have you as cousin or brother who left the "fold" and you're having a hard time getting over it?!