We spoke about REBS and his connection to Baltimore and Lakewood and Brisk, but there were uncertainties. Years that he attended certain institutions of higher learning were unclear and disputed by the skeptics amongst you. There were claims that the relationship with RAK was untrue due to his young age, and that it ABSOLUTELY could not be that RAK knew him, held of him, and said certain things about him. It was all an after-the-fact revision by Lubavitch to try and show how they snatched away the good minds from Lakewood and others. So we did our homework and found several supporting statements to back up what we had said here a while ago; namely his time in Lakewood and Brisk, his relationship with RAK and the latter's feelings towards him and towards his future standing in the Torah World, as well as what other greats had to say about him BEFORE he was farchapped in the terrible web of lies and deceit that is and was Lubavitch, since time immemorial.
First we have the Rosh's bio. The years 1960 to 1963 were spent in Lakewood. That could be anywhere from 3 to 4 years, most of which were spent in the presence of RAK, who passed on in November of '62, IIRC. I imagine that RAK didn't come to yeshivah in his final days, since he was suffering from an illness that finally took his life, but there still was plenty of time. Which brings us to the next letter, "Exhibit C" if you will:
a letter written by RAK to REBS's father in Toronto, telling him how his son is excelling in Torah, and how he's destined to be one of the "true" Torah giants, באופן נעלה, thanks to his good kishronos and intense studying - בשקידה רבה. Come to think of it that really was a good catch by Lubavitch! After all, I don't think his intellectual capacity was diminished any later on, and if he was a Gadol in the making in 1960 then he only improved in the late 60s, and was close to a Gadol by the time he joined Lubavitch, no? Oh, but I guess he lost the Daas Torah that he almost had... Ok, no more sarcasm.
If you'd like I'll let you frown on the letter from REYF and tell me that it's a generic, typed letter, that shows really nothing. He does mention how he visits with him frequently and is mechadesh fine chiddushum, but REYF clearly stipulates that the bright future that he predicts for REBS will only happen if he stays on the true path. If you want you can argue that he didn't - whatever makes you feel good. How's that?
Do as you wish with Rabbi Shemano's letter of recommendation; he was being nice, didn't wanna hurt another Yid's parnosoh, since he was "applying" for the Or Elchonon job, he had rachmanus on his father. Take your pick. Again, whatever makes you feel good.