Friday, July 17, 2009
[DISCLAIMER - The following is not meant to attack the American Yated Ne'eman, a wholly independent newspaper which only shares the name with its Israeli counterpart. The proceeding lines are directed towards the Israeli paper only. Thank You.]
COL ran this "story" about a review of a sefer that was recently published in Israel, where the mechaber lumps together three groups that in his distorted, hate-filled mind are one and the same: Tziyonim, Mizrochim, and CHABAD. There are several fascinating elements to the whole sefer, to the pick and choose attitude, and to the whole revisionism that we're witnessing in front of our very eyes. It's one thing when it's Mikveh or blog reid, but when these lies are published, and the lies get Haskomes from so-called Gedolim, iz shoyn tzorres. You wanna say that Chabad was too buddy-buddy with the Tziyonim for your liking, despite the obvious reasons, go right ahead. You wanna say that you're upset that they don't follow the directives of your Rebbes? fine. I can see that it hurts your collective ego. But don't LIE! Don't sit here and tell the minions who would spend money on this BUCH that Chabad trumpets the medinah as Aschalta DiGeula, because a five year-old could tell you otherwise. If this is the way you did your supposed research how trustworthy is the book, and how trustworthy are the ones who gave Haskomes to this piece of fiction?!
Then we go on to revisionist part of the book, the one that tells you that Rabboseinu in Di Lita were all anti-Zionist and anti-Medinah. And that he and his cohorts are carrying that fine tradition handed down from the Chofetz Chaim and Reb Elchonon. What a joke! Any student of history could very easily tell you that the Lita was full of Zionism. That many, if not most of the Rabbonim there were active in the Mizrachi and Revisionist movements, and that REW was the black sheep (for lack of a better term) when it came to Zionism and the Medinah question. And these Litvishe Rabbonim were for the most part talmidim of the great Yeshivos too. Even Reb Chaim was supposed to have said that all Rabbonim in di Lita are quasi-Maskilim! At the 1937 Knessiah Gedauloh Reb Elchonon was the from the only ones (or maybe the only one?!) to vote against supporting the creation of a Jewish State were it to be created. I realize that these Rabbonim have long since passed on and that they no longer make policy for the Yeshivishe world, but still. At least the Hungarians have a long history of being anti-Zionist, so for them it's carrying on the traditions of their forefathers, but you guys? Unless these are all Hungarians turned Litvaks?
Rav Reines of Lida
Over the last few decades the Olam HaYeshivos DiLita has basically reinvented itself. They've become very shtarke "Kanoyim." Why not? They can have their cake and eat it too! get Billions from the State and say that we don't believe in it at all, we hate them, we have no Shaychus to them. Old timers like the Ponovizher Rov had the common decency to appreciate what he got, no matter which negios they had when they gave him land and money for his yeshivos. After all, blogger Yumy told us that even Moshe Rabbeinu had Negios, so why shouldn't DBG or the current Israeli PM?! Today every TD&H is a Brisker Rov, but he lives off the Government anyway, and knocks the Medinah, and anybody he accuses of liking it too much, any chance he gets. And since Chabad is always fair game in their murky eyes they lump Chabad in to the same pile as the Mizrachi. A commenter on the story on COL brought the pasuk listed above and made a nice pshetel out of it, besides for the actual pasuk, that is, where the וכסית is very appropriate, that they're covering up their own crud by going after Chabad and others. Why do they knock the fact that people say that Moshiach is on his way etc.? Because az s'vet zain ובא לציון, vet verren גואל, אויס לייזער, no more Lazer..... וד"ל
ודפח"ח ושפתיים ישק