Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Bentzion Weberman was toastmaster for an event featuring Rav Kook, and other fascinating links
BZW was the Williamsburg lawyer who found one Avrohom Ber Levin in a Catskills hotel and liked what he saw. He made sure all his kids knew about this man. He was a zealot, you might say. He didn't subscribe to the new style of Judaism being developed in America. But yet, he did what the headline here says he did. Well, I guess you could excuse it by saying that the event wasn't for RAYK himself, to honor him or anything, but for the Yeshivos in Europe. But we all know that a TRUE zealot would today not attend an event also attended by an adversary and ideological opponent such as the Yaffer Rov. Or maybe a true zealot could see the forest despite the trees and not be distracted by trivial matters such as who is attending. You might say just like RAYK himself, who left the comfort of the Holy Land to travel to the US to save the Yeshivos in Europe.
Click Here for an old newspaper clipping
In Boro Park don't distribute snuff during the Rov's derasha