Tuesday, November 5, 2013

חינוך של "אהבת ישראל" בוויזשניץ

From a new sefer by Dudi Zilbershlag about the Sereter Rebbe's days in Belz, which ended a bit soon with his divorce. We learn two nice things here (actually, we already knew the first thing, but it's nice and reassuring to see again and again: That 1) not for nothing was he called the Ahavas Yisroel, and 2) that the Belzer Rov (מהרי"ד) was no zealot, as some, ahem, would like to portray him.


shloma of kensington said...

Nice sefer,
Sereter holy Jew,
Big Talmid chochem, Ohev Yisroel, and not ashamed to be Ohev Eretz Yisroel

Ben Eliezer said...

In the link below (nichum aveilim for the Kopischnitzer Rebbe, for his sister, who in turn was a schnur by the Ahavas Yisroel zt"l), the Rebbe speaks of the emphasis on simcha and Ahavas Yisroel in Vizhnitz. The editors write it's most inevitably b'kesher to the Ahavas Yisroel zt"l):


schneur said...

People including rebbeim have a public and a private side. The Maharyd was a kanoi in public life . He opposed the Aguda, He was against Bais Yaakov He was opposed to the daf Yomi. He opposed Jewish political parties, and suppotrted Arelim against Jews in the elections to the Polish Sejm He also opposed institutional yeshivoth as potential hot beds of haskolah.
Yet in private he was a nice and warm man.
The same can be said of most kanoim. Reb Amraam , the Koloshitzer Rebbe, Rav Elchonon Wasserman and even the 1st Satmarer Rebbe had a great sense of humor and could generate much wormth. In a recent cd released by a Lubavitcher Hasid a Ungarische Hasid interviews the oldest daughter of the Rayaatz N"E about her grand father the Rashab N"E and keeps on asking her that her zeide was a harte mentsch and Rebbitzen C.G tells him nit zu dreyen a kop. This guy read the Rashabs public statements against zIONISTS AND KEDOME AND DEDUCED THAT HE WAS A HARTE MENTCH Cholila vechass. He was a wonderful person a great parent and kind person.Yet as a klal leader he acted as he saw fit!