Thursday, January 31, 2013

Maybe Rabbi Moshe Weinberger will bring YU "back to the fold?"























Then again, they're focusing too much on his past as a YU talmid, which doesn't bode well for us. That would tell us that they want him to get in line with the others, like Rabbi Joshua. The Mashgiach Reb Joshua, s'klingt zeyer modneh. I also wonder if twice a week and a few Shabbosos is enough to put your stamp on a large institution such as YU.

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Source: J. Weiss Twitter

22 comments:

moshe moshel said...

Holy smokes!

He sure is a talented fellow. On the institution he has no chance of leaving his mark, but he may be able to strengthen individuals in their yiddishkeit.

rightie said...

YU already has 3 others who are spreading chassidus. The Reichman duo, father and son, and Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Weinberg, also a mashgiach, who has a huge following teaching chassidus (with thousands of their shiurim in Chassidus downloaded on YUtorah.org).

The addition of the Aish Kodesh, will, BE"H, expose more YU'ers to deeper maamorim of the Alter Rebbe and the Rebbe Rashab, which the A"K is so fond of, and teaches unabashedly (in contrast to the others who are mistapek with Tanya and chassidishe vertlach).

Baranovich said...

He teaches chassidus, wears a shtreimel etc. But what makes you think he doesnt think like a YUer? Plus YU has had many people who were part of the fold but they had little impact.

ACK said...

I actually think that this is a good thing, in the following sense. I personally have always felt, that despite his levush, he is still a YU talmid deep down. Look at his absolute fascination with Rav Kook, which you would normally find extremely strange for a Shtreimil wearing person (on his website he has entire series lectures on Rav Kook's torah).

His comments regarding the Internet Asifa very much mirrored the comments coming from the MO crowd.

This will help show his true colors, that he was and still is a YU Talmid.

Yehupitz said...

Gevaldig.
All cynicism and sarcasm is misplaced.
This is good for YU, though the institution will likely not change, will be good for the many talmidim who choose to connect with him, good for the Baal Shem Tov, and good for Klal Yisroel.

Those shpitzers who insist that anything not connected with Dor Shvii is unworthy need not have anything to do with this.


Shaychus with the Rebbe? said...

Did he have any shaychus to the Rebbe? Yechidus, dollars, attended farbrengens?

dovy said...

once a b.t. alwys a b.t.

Anonymous said...

let's give him a chance.
reading over the years some of his schoirah, he's got a very real credible shnit, and can appeal to a segment of MO to strengthen them in avoidas hashem, ahavas yisroel, etc. He's not one of these phony pseudo-chassidim, who put on the levush to be mattir kol dovor ossur, and claim to be neo-hasidim. he's real, demands real avoidah from his mushpas, and can bring positive results to YU.

Oy said...

Hafatzas Hayahadus is happening. If we don't do it, the Rebbe will find others to do (R's Wolfson, Weinberger, Shlesinger, etc.)

T.P.V said...

will Agudah launch its own website?

An Ailemesher said...

Bacon? What a name for a mashgiach!

moshe moshel said...

It remains to be seen how much autonomy he will be given to speak his mind.

Limoshol regards 3 chamuros, vda"l

select profile said...

How will the rebbe find others to do anything? Oy

pitputim said...

Bring back Rav Lessin

Oy said...

select profile:

You're proof positive that negative IQ exists. Dunce.

select profile said...

Explain that please

chasidus is history said...

Tzig,
Why does YU need to be brought "back to the fold"?
are they like you and your fellow chasidem and black hatters on welfare andshaar gneives?
do they protect molestors like you and your fellow chasidem and black hatters?
do they have any groups making the late Rov,R'JB Soloveichik "alive", "moshiach" "omnipotent" and "omniscient"?
If not, it's time you and your fellow, preydiggers and oseh maaseh zimry umevakshim suchor kepinchos, join the jewish fold

סנעג said...

They are going off the derech. Previously they went off in a excessively modern way, now they are going off in a Chasidishe way. Both are deviations from their Litvishe roots.

What would the Litvishe founders, the Telzer Rabbi Dr. Revel and others, say if they knew that a Chasidishe Rebbe would be imported, and on special tailored made terms, noch dertzu, to be mashgiach there?

דעם אלטע מאדערנע ארטעדאקסיע האט באנקראטירט (the old MO has run out of gas, and now looks to Hasidism to sustain it)

אוי מה היה להם

P.S. Hirshel - קען ער מאמע לשון? דארף ניט א חסידישע רבי קענען מאמע לשון?

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

וואס זאל ער טאן אז ער אין זיין שטוב האט מען קיין מאמ"ל נישט גערעדט....

סנעג said...

ער קען נעמען רעמעדיאל אידיש

וויי יו האט יעצט קארסעס אין מאמע לשון פאר מאדערנע וואס זענען ל"ע אפגעריסען פון דעם

אפשר וויי יו דארף מאכען א תנאי מיט עם אז ער דארף לערנען מאמע לשון, און רעדען, כאטש אמאל, צו זיין מאדערנע תלמידים אין די שפראך פון אונזערע אבות

dovy in j said...

chasidus in history,
actually y.u. does have two molestors they protected for years (don't you follow the news) and actually the y.u. crowd has had more than their fare share of financial hanky-panky. anyway, why are you so full of hate? i thought you m.o.s were supposed to be rational.

NoMO said...

EVERY time I have had a problem with a sleazy Yiddishe gescheftmacher, that yitzur has been MO.

While I know whom to avoid in the haimishe velt, the only issues I've had is that some chassidim want to pay off the books or even in barter. In the end, they pay me in full one way or the other. The MO think that because I wear a black hat and a full beard, I'm an idiot who will pay whatever they charge for their superior knowledge. I fell for it once, and now I use non-Jewish professionals rather than MO.

The difference between an MO thief and a Willy fraudster is that the MO thief often hits fellow Jews and uses a law or accounting degree to do so, so he gets away with it. The Willy crook cheats the government or insurance company the way they did before computers, so he ends up in the can unless he decides to hit a nebach relative or a fellow gonif.