Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Hungarian Yiddish yingel in the late 30s... Probably in Marmures somewhere, maybe Munkacs. The photographer called these children "peasants."
An article that appeared in this week's Gilyon Hishkashrus published by Tzeirei Chabad in E Israel. The article discusses Reb Tzvi Meir Steinmetz, z"l, a Hungarian Yid who joined Lubavitch yet maintained a strong ongoing connection with many of the Hungarian Rabbonim. He would report back to the Rebbe for ,הוראות and would get all kinds of very interesting answers. Obviously this speaks to my heart and it piqued the interest of many of my Hungarian landsleit who also joined Lubavitch. I suggest that those of who can should read the whole, long megilleh, even if you'll be spitting blood. There will be times where some of you will say that it's "Fantazyes," as some have said already when shown the piece, simply because it doesn't fit your agenda. It allows for Koved to be bestowed upon those who you may disagree with... There may be times when you read this when you might laugh and say: "See how hard he tries to be accepted, the poor guy." Just read it. There's a lot to say but little time these days. Every anecdote can be dissected ten ways to Sunday, but time does not allow for it. And remember; Morgen nacht iz Tishe Bov...
See the PDF Here