Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happenings at old BMG


The Rosh Yehiva Reb Hillel Zaks recalls a story that happened in BMG. An elderly Rov who he does not name here, spoke in BMG in front of RAK and said that Reb Yisroel Salanter said if I would've met the גר"א I would've rebuked him for keeping to himself and not going out to teach the masses and be משפיע on them. Reb Aron got very upset and grasped his shtender with all his might to keep himself from lashing out at the Rov. He later told Rabbi Zaks I would've stopped him if not for his stature and reputation. So were RYS' words not correct? Or was the problem the audience he was repeating the story to? Maybe he didn't believe the story? Well, he explains it in the second paragraph.
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10 comments:

chochom atik yomin said...

more commonly known is that supposedly the dubno maggid told the gaon its not a kuntz to sit locked up in your room and be the vilna gaon (it is) and the gaon replied, ich bin nit kan kuntzin macher.

just me said...

I did read it but I forgot what's that all about when I realized I finished reading, maybe it's me so I'll read it iguess sometimes again, out of the respect of the what's happening squad.

קטן כגדול said...

he said: "He later told Rabbi Zaks I would've stopped him if not for his stature and reputation"

לא תכירו פנים במשפט כקטן כגדל תשמָעון לא תגורו מפני איש

Chalmers said...

Fascinating.
Any idea who was the guest speaker?

Anonymous said...

Great story and interpretation. From which Sefer?
Inna East

משגיח קטן said...

דער אמת איז! - צפו לרגלי של משיח. נער-נקלה

חגיגה יד: שמונה עשרה קללות קילל ישעיה את ישראל ולא נתקררה דעתו עד שאמר להם המקרא הזה  -ישעיהו ג,  ירהבו הנער בזקן והנקלה בנכבד --- אמר רב פפא בר יעקב -- ולא נתקררה דעתו עד שאמר להם ירהבו הנער בזקן והנקלה בנכבד אלו בני אדם "שמנוערין מן המצות - ירהבו במי שממולא במצות כרמון" והנקלה בנכבד יבא מי שחמורות דומות עליו כקלות! וירהבו במי שקלות דומות עליו כחמורות

קלעצקע חסידים said...

הרב שלמה לייפער מנדבורנא כעת בגלות קלעצק

"Happenings at old BMG"

http://theantitzemach.blogspot.com/2014/03/blog-post.html?m=1


"His treasured ancient "Tikkun Korim" that had belonged to Rebbe Mordechai of Nadvorna, a tzaddik and miracle worker who passed away in 1894, and was from Silk’s grandfather’s ancestral town.

Using the precious sefer for the ceremony indeed captured what Moyshe Silk — the first chassidic Jew in a US Administration senior slot — is all about: a brilliant attorney and international negotiator equally comfortable as a chavrusa with his rebbe (Rav Shlomo Leifer, the Nadvorna Rebbe of Boro Park) as he is walking the halls of the White House

http://www.mishpacha.com/Browse/Article/10516/Along-the-Silk-Road

The High Nooner said...

Newsworthy.

Delta Is The Latest Airline To Improve Seating From JFK To Tel Aviv.

"Delta, which had been first to Tel Aviv with "direct aisle access seating", realized that they were falling behind in the arms race for the Tel Aviv route with their regular herringbone style seating."

Kovner said...

The guest speaker was R' Elya Lopian zt"l.

מום בם said...

"Happenings at old BMG"

? להגיד שבחו שלא שינה

Wall Street Journal by Avi Schick April 7, 2016

"BMG is certainly doing something right. About 5% of its graduates become rabbis, and many become educators. But most of its alumni enter secular professions and do well there. They also "regularly gain admission to Ivy League graduate schools". I guess the admissions officers at Harvard, Columbia and Penn know something that the ACLU doesn’t about a BMG education."

Beth Medrash Govoha, or BMG as it’s known locally, is licensed by the state to confer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the study of the Talmud (to be used as college credits!)

BMG Grant Application:

"The projects, many of which are shovel-ready, include cutting edge research laboratories, the latest computerized classrooms, and cyber networks that will allow students and faculty to interact with colleagues around the world through long-overdue construction, maintenance and attention to the State’s higher education community."

Governor's press release in which the grants were announced:

"Today, we begin a new era of opportunity for New Jersey’s colleges and universities,” Governor Christie said. “To keep more of our best students in the State and to make our colleges more attractive research partners for industries looking to bring good paying jobs and businesses here, we need modern facilities to remain competitive.”

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324039504578261581899619590

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2013-10-03/where-jewish-life-thrives-in-america

? בני אהרן, אף בעלי מומין במשמע