Monday, March 28, 2011

Classic "Rav"

4 short audio clips of the late Rav Yoseph B. Soloveitchik of Boston. Each "microphone" is a link to another audio clip, which starts automatically. So if you're at work or some other place where you don't want people to know that you're "oofgeklert" and listen to the "Rav," lower your speakers volume BEFORE you click on the microphone. We learn several things from these clips, including the fact that the Rav hut keinmol kein "zemiros" nit gezogt."

RSYCI Rabbi__Yoshe_Ber_Soloveitchik_Maseh_with_FR_Daven_at_the_Amud_1950s RYBS_Praise_of_Chabad_kiruv_1970s RYBS_Zemiros_and_Vort_fun_Frierdiker_Rebbe_1956

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

i love hearing his yiddish! it is soo jewish and soo reiych!!

Anonymous said...

one more thing i appreciate you kept it short and in a context

Mottel said...

Is there a transcript anywhere? The audio quality isn't always that clear.

ca shliach said...

Thanks!
Love it.Keep on posting good stuff,the Lubav content has overstayed its welcome.Anymore Lubav content and i"ll have to stay away, got overload from COL as is

bobov chusid said...

i"m speechlees of the hipocrisy this blog became to be.

what is the comments option made for if not to comment? being lubabitch is one thing but why hate belz?

JB hah lots of good stuff on chassidim as well, but on lubabich except on y"t kislev 1980, even then then he regretted, unlike belz.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

I just got tired of that line about Belz being a "small town near Lemberg"

it got a little lame after 4 or 5 times.

grainom said...

was it rather a big town -:)

jb was nebach a product of the confused enviorement in which he grew up. c o n f u s e d.

The Bray of Fundie said...

משא"כ Grainom was raised in an atmosphere of pristine clarity.

Anonymous said...

I never heard him before. He's a firebrand. phenomenol.

Anonymous said...

nefesh hachaim???
I thought he had a little more class then that.

azi said...

Why dont you think the Rav deserves event the basic courtesy of having an "r" in front of this name?

today, every low life gets a "reb" in the charedi papers, but R Chaim Brisker's most brilliant grandchild, the leader of a major segment of Orthodox Judaism doesnt even deserve that.

you people (bobov chusid, grainom) are sick and twisted.

grainom said...

azi, please share with us how you refer to rav shach or any other "snags" gedolim in your personal conversation...

Anonymous said...

Grainom
"jb was nebach a product of the confused enviorement in which he grew up. c o n f u s e d."
Oif Alle Yiden Gezogt his confusion

Rehov slonim 11 said...

r jb called for an ivestigation of israely "attrocities " in levonon...

azi said...

@grainom - When R Shach died I sat on the floor for three minutes.

any other rabbis you want to know how I refer to them? give me a list and i"ll tell you.

Anonymous said...

bobov chusid is indeed right belz is near lemberg and is indeed a very small town, but yet I still don't connect the dots.

what he's probaly trying to say is that "doctor rabbi" jb had a modern mind even though brisk is not big at all. there he's more like a proffeser than a rabbi.

Anonymous said...

are there original full length clips somewhere? i am intrigued to hear the biur al pi nigle on azamer bishvochin...

AZI said...

"are there original full length clips somewhere?"

http://www.therav.net/lectures/LecturesRecordings.htm

koppel said...

"Is there a transcript anywhere? The audio quality isn't always that clear."

Mottaleh Sheyfaleh,
The audio quality is great, its your Yoddish that isn't.Go ask a guy who knoes it to help you

Anonymous said...

Rehov Slonim
RJBS was a Goan Adir and a great thinker, so far the greatest pupil of his grandfathers shita.But no qualification to be a Manhig, his intelligence influenced him to see both sides of the story, it is good for a geshmake shmooz in a Starbucks, but not to built a Medina.

Mottel said...

Koppel: My Yiddish is fine - You have a tin ear. The English clip is also unclear ...

Anonymous said...

There are many Yiddish speeches on this site-they are the ones with a "Y" at the beginning.
http://bcbm.org/

av Elmer said...

The chachmei Chelm are debating the caliber of the rav. Hundeds of seforim (shiurim ,hashkofa , drush etc) by and about him , hundreds of tapes, studies about him, thousands of talmidim of various kinds,, and unpublished materials.
The debate is whether you people accept his Zionism , if you accept his friendly attitude towards secualr studies, his modern dress ,a nd his modern ways.
One has a clear right an dobligation to disagree but not to criticize the man as a scholar and Jew.
Several men created the Orthodoxy we know : Rabbi Soloveitchik, Rabbi A. Kotler, the 2 Lubavitcher rebbes, The Satmarer rebbe and Mr Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz.( I am not discounting others like rav Moshe , rav Henkin, the Zelimer rav, the Bobover rav,Rabbi Gedlaya Schorr, Rabbi Joseph Lookstein, Dr. Belkin,Rabbi Hutner, and rabbi Teitz)Each one stressed a certain nekuda that created a multi faceted orthodoxy we know. We need not agree with their views but recognize their ledership and contributions to Orthodoxy.

Anonymous said...

av Elmer
Gut gezugt

Anonymous said...

Thank you to those who pointed out sources for full length lectures of RJBS. Problem is - who will help figure out which classes these particular clips are from?
Tzig?

yehupitz said...

One very noteworthy thing, especially for those who have heard his talks in English, is the sheer speed of his Yiddish. Despite the heavy accent, I always imagined that he was totally comfortable speaking in English. Yet these clips really show how much Yiddish was his mameh loshon. It flows like a rushing stream. It's a farginigen to listen to, like great poetry.

Thank you tzig.

pitputim said...

Yehupitz, that's true, but although his spoken English wasn't fast (he was also older) it was word perfect. His vocabulary and command of grammar was excellent. This can be seen in the written essays as well. He understood that to have an influence on the next Dor, it wasn't good enough to come across as a fossil from a previous generation who couldn't string first class sentences together. I wish he was still around.
Isaac Balbin

pitputim said...

Forgot to mention, one of the Rav's little eyniklech couldn't understand why there was no Zmiros. The Rav wasn't a fundamentalist; he started singing Zmiros after that when the eynikel was there.

Isaac Balbin