Wednesday, March 3, 2010
tattered book and toothache, Slonim
That's right. Some of you people have no class. All you can talk about when watching the heartbreaking hesped is whether or not he's Chabad, she was Chabad, were the kids Chabad. It's classless voyeurism, if you ask me. Not the video, but the dissecting of the family here. If YGB thinks that there's was anything but awe and respect and yes, bittul for the Rebbe when it came to his aunt, then he's a fool. I'm sorry to be offensive to him, we see other in the supermarket and he waives hello, so I hope I don't lose that when he reads this here. I think most of you would agree with me that a Rebbishe eynikel like her would not just forget about her roots just because her husband joined Lubavitch after they were married. Not that wasn't a Lubavitcher beforehand, but it wasn't all the way, he was learning by Reb Dovid in Brisk-Yerushalayim, not in Lubavitch. And I think we could all agree that even the Lubavitcher Rebbe was very supportive of the fact that she remembered and cultivated those roots and taught here children about their great zeides. What I don't fully understand is how the Slonimer Rebbe's son took a Litvak like that for a SIL when he could've had the best Slonimer bocher instead. But here I am, prying a bit and digging into their personal lives as well...
What we do need to know is her strong will, her countless acts of chesed, the fact that so many people cried like children when hearing of her passing - as if they lost a parent of their own. And a parent who could not say goodbye to because of her sudden passing. At a time like that you never forgive yourself for not giving a woman of her stature the respect she deserved. When she mussered you it was accepted with love, most likely because it was meant with love, for no ulterior motives. It wasn't because it made her look bad or anything like that. It would be most appropriate to focus on her attributes, not her loyalties, especially at a time like this. We can see that this is a terrible loss from the fact that her husband Reb Ezra, despite his gruff appearance and tough mannerism, now seems like a plag gufo again without his life's partner. As a husband you cry along with him because you know how at a loss you would be, chas vesholom... May the eibershter comfort all of her family and may they know only simcha and good news from here on in.