Saturday, February 9, 2013

דער הייליגער "עצי חיים" זי"ע האט געדונגען א לערער זאל לערנען מיט'ן זון דער "ברך משה" א גוי'אישע שפראך



see page ל"ב where his son Reb Ahron of Satmar tells the story while sitting shiva. 

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe that the title is misleading.
Question: Is it true that the Libavitcher Rebbe was against teaching english to kids?

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

please, Sir: what is misleading here?

אברעמעלע said...

If you would read up on the history you would find out that it was mandatory to learn a language. So the title is misleading and sensationalist.

Anonymous said...

do you how old the beirech moshe was when he sat shiva for his father

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

he was 11.5 years old. Is that a stireh?

lostinCA said...

so you're in favor of kids learning the language of the land?
I'm in!

Anonymous said...

this is a beautiful גליון
where do I get it weekly?
thanks so much

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

You can get it from Ladaat.net

you're most welcome

Anonymous said...

Your title is misleading by making it sound that the Heylige Atzey Chaim wanted stam, his einikel to know a goyishe shprach.
I still didnt get an answer about the Libacitcher Rebbes Shita of not teaching english gramar to kids, is that true Hirshel?

Menahel said...

Anon
"I still didnt get an answer about the Libacitcher Rebbes Shita of not teaching english gramar to kids, is that true Hirshel?"
The Rebbe was against putting in a kids head any secular studies, what dont you understand?????

Menahel said...

Anon
"Your title is misleading by making it sound that the Heylige Atzey Chaim wanted stam,"
what is the story according to your wishes???
that he did it for governmental reasons?
please explain

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

what does it mean that he "was against teaching English grammar to kids?"

ziy said...

Several years ago I taught English at Satmar in Williamsburg. I had a Teitelbaum, an eynikel of the Berach Moshe in my class (IIRC R' Lipa's grandson). Though most students barely knew the materials taught, the Twitelbaum kid lnew ir all, including penmanship -- as if he already knew it.

Once after class I asked him how he knew these subects so well. To which he replied matter-of-factly that his mother hired a tutor for him & his siblings to learn English & math every week...

As they say in Lubavitch: "Tzarske Mishpoche."

--ZIY