Friday, May 19, 2017

Juuust to be sure...

























As a young whipper snapper I heard the following from my dear father zg"z: (If I once wrote it here I apologize)

There was once a very frum yiddene who would daven and say tehillim and learn צאינה וראינה all day. She would fast and do chesed and feed the old and sick. She was there in sight doing the right and holy thing. It's just that every day she'd go missing for a few minutes. Maybe even the same time every day. Nobody could find her. So they decided they'll follow her and find out once and for all. At the usual time the old lady descended into a basement where there she had set up - נישט מיר נישט ווייניגער - a tzeylem and all other paraphernalia and proceeded to bow down and do all other services associated with that religion! The people were in shock! So they asked her: סורי נעיני, what are you doing here? You're supposed to be this big tzadekes, and here you're worshiping another Getshke?! Suri Neni had a very simple answer; And what if they're right? I need to make sure and worship their Getshke too! Just in case.

My friends, I'm not c"v comparing our brothers from Lithuania to another religion. I leave that to them to do. But it seems like their once-solid belief in their system alone is beginning to crack, or at least show signs of wear and tear. They're not JUST going to Volozhin and Vilna, they need to go to Lizhensk and Lublin, just to be sure. Like Reb Boruch Mordche going to Lizhensk to sing ואפילו בהסתרה. It's good to see. Maybe all those years in bnei Berak and Yerushalayim had some sort of effect, after all. Maybe the Roshei Yeshiva taking kvitlach had an effect. Maybe they'll believe in G-d after all. 

Maybe.

17 comments:

Sol said...


1) what's a whipper snapper?
2) is a young one better or farkert
3) ziyonim i thought are equalizers for all buried "under 6ft" whats the pligta here?

JB said...

I would legislate a ban to step on that blood soaked soil with tear and blood, 6m Jews who worked and toiled their land they executed, included in the 50m people fighting to defeat these euro anti Semites, their policies may have changed but there people are the same like chameleons hard to know there true colors.

שמואל זאנוויל said...


.ליידיגגייערס

ביזנעס איז business said...

So you are comparing visiting Lizhensk to going into a basement with a tzeylem and bowing down? Interesting. I know you are Habad, and Lizhensk is Hagas, but still somewhat surprising.

למעשה it is a commercial venture by the tour company. As there are some people in the Litvishe velt today of Hassidishe opshtam, for such people, who still might feel a residual connection to Hassidishe things, who still have not purged it from their system, maybe they will sign up if they see some small Hassidishe thing there, so the business will get more customers for their trip. It doesn't mean that the Mirrer Yeshiva, or Litvishe velt endorse it.

rivky from midwood said...

can you leave out Uman and Kerester it makes Hershel buzz 👾 👾

Anonymous said...

http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=12501&st=&pgnum=52

Dr Burstein said...


Dr. Brody the Saviour of Volohzin! my advice get in touch with the squatters of uman and the comedians and caterers of Kerester. and for those who need a "blatt gemorah" as a justification for there parents for this lame idea of a trip, you ain't fooling no one but yourselves.

https://youtu.be/sv9pnyLK5kc

Anonymous said...

"Maybe all those years in bnei Berak and Yerushalayim had some sort of affect, after all. Maybe the Roshei Yeshiva taking kvitlach had an affect. Maybe they'll believe in G-d after all."

1) It's "effect", not "affect".

2) You're not comparing your brothers from Lithuania to another religion, you're just insinuating that they don't believe in G-d. And by adding Lizhensk and Lublin to the itinerary they'll suddenly turn into believers.

סטרעטענער חסיד said...

ר' שמעון בר אבא בשם ר' חנינא: כל הדרכים בחזקת סכנה. ר' ינאי הוה נפיק לאיסטרטה (סטריט-רחוב) הוה מפקד גו ביתיה

whipperginnie said...


A whippersnapper is someone who is younger than you are but also irritatingly overconfident and impertinent, like your little smart aleck cousin.

rabbi knopf said...

The moral of this post, don't use innocent naive bnei torah, for your private benefit, they are using a "blat gemorah" for commercial reasons, more like the agudah is using "daf yomi" for political reasons! (unlike mehadrin using the kotel to sell cheese) that is exploitation of the worst sort, and they should be exposed for what it is..

Chabad moving to Chagas said...

"their once-solid belief in their system alone is beginning to crack, or at least show signs of wear and tear."

Yes, Lubavitch is now imitating Chagas (aka 'Poylishe Chasidim' in Lubavitch lingo), they are taking on Poylishe customs like schlissel challah and Lag Baomer bonfires, which the nesiei Chabad did not do.

קאמארנער said...


A+: "1) It's "effect", not "affect"."

מסבוססת ע"פ המסורה הקרי והכתיב, עיין בשלה"ק שהקרי והכתיב מתערבים וצ"ל אל תקרא זה בלא זה . וד"ל

eye opener said...

It's interesting to hear a chabadtzke complimenting the idea of looking for other ways. They're not really famous for that kind of thing.

habadi said...

your comment is classical, explaining the theory of קליפת נוגה in a nut shell, that's how you describe the litvish world of today being in battle within itself.

whip this said...

whipper snapper, the whole second-birth of the litvaks in america is based on and is יונק מאחריים of th rebbe elimelic style of chasidim, they can't succeed because that none cultured "culture" is based solely in "Yiddish" as a first language. it does not bode right in any other language not even Hebrew.

Go Daddy said...

moving to Chgas ?

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