Sunday, January 27, 2013
...ס'פאסירט אין די שענסטע משפחות
It's causing quite a sensation, this story. The TAY Rebbe's grandson. The Kretschnifer's grandson. A Chabadnik. A Meshichist, נאך צו דערצו! And he's apparently some sort of mashpia as well! Truth be told, It's a bit embarrassing... The Meshichism part, that is. I hadn't heard of him before this week. But what can we say? Sometimes a bochur finds his place where his parents don't want it, and there's not much they can do, other than bite their tongues. The fact that this doesn't happen MORE OFTEN in Rebbishe kreizen is what should surprise people, not the other way around. Any half-serious kid that grows up in such a family should be banging the doors down trying to get out of there. He's tired of the infighting, the fawning over him when he just wants to be like any other kid, and the lack of privacy. Chabad is very often the antidote for any kid from suffering from OverRebbish disease. I do not really know what his zeides have to say about his transition, but judging from other such stories it's probably not a reason for them to rejoice. They like their eyniklech to follow in their ways.