Thursday, December 22, 2005

Who says we don't do אתכפיא ?

This is what I had to listen to in the car tonight on the way back from Manhattan, and it was a 2 hour trip!


"Yat Kislev"

"I don't know how to say this; but when the Rebbe was alive" etc.

"They don't know how to sing Niggunim"

Son: "Totty, what does Lubavitch do today on Yat Kislev"?

Father: "eh, who cares"!

Man in back seat: The shluchim are in all far-flung places and they struggle BeRuchnius and BeGashmius, it's mamesh a pele! They have such Koyches!

Father: "Yeeees, but they do a lot of harm in Russia to other groups who work there."

MIBS: "why is that"?

Father: "They're Amiratzim".........

And all this from a man in his 60's, a scion of many Chasidishe dynasties, although his education came from -------------------

You guessed it, Yeshivas Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin!

Go speak to such people...............

And all the while the Tzig sat there and didn't say a word!


Anonymous said...

"They don't know how to sing Niggunim" -

ער איז גערעכט - אין ליובאוויטש זאגט מען א ניגון

Anonymous said...

Tzig:Are you an Ish emmes? If you are, what kinds of things do Chabadskers say about menagdim and others?Similar, right?If so, what is your 'tayna'
I do agree that it would have been nice if you had discussed the weather or some other pareve subject.I'm curious, what you were doing stuck in such a scenario:Transit strike?If so the guy was actually doing you a favour, by giving you a hitch

Anonymous said...

ביי די פוילישער זינגט מען א ניגון

(וי די מעשה מיט די רבי ריי"ץ און די מאדזיטש'ער רבי)

Anonymous said...

That last comment (#3), was by me, hemshech from comment #1).

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...


You're right, but look! 2 can play that game. The question is; who came first, the chicken or the egg?

Transit strike, and that ---- TWU! that's what did it to me! so he was doing me a favor, not to mention he was losing his mind in the traffic....

Anonymous said...


you're to be commended for keeping your cool and thus making a Kiddush Hashem. He will eventually learn of what he did and he'll be embarrassed to pieces.

Anonymous said...

Face it, you're a sell-out.
You didn't jhave to fight with the guy, but you could have had a rational conversation and made a real Kiddush Hashem - instead of hiding under your fedora.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

Fedora? what Fedora? I was wearing my Dashik, albeit a fake Italian one.

Next time you sit 1 foot away from a guy whose losing his mind in an endless traffic jam, and argue with him. Who knows what he might have done? You never know with CB'ers!

Anonymous said...

וואס איז אים אזוי געשטאנען אין וועג דער ראביי הוטנער? פע