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IS HASIDIM BAD FOR US?

November 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

  IS  HASIDIM BAD?

 Recently I have been closer to the hasidic community in Boro Park Brooklyn. Being I am from the sephardic community I had few relationships and exchanges with hasidim except for the visiting rabbis to our shuls.I read in the Israel  internet news  how evil and demanding and rude the hasidim are. I read how the Israelis cant live in peace with the hasid because of the hasids demanding separate seating in the bus, in park seatings and other places demanding separation like at the kotel, the holy wall/wailing wall. I see the hasid wearing strange clothes from europe, the pants inside their socks and furry hats and satin robes with black strings around their waist. I see men walking the children during the day and not working. I hear a strange language spoken called yiddish. I see groups of men wearing black clothes with wide brimmed black hats..This is strange in modern America. WHATS GOING ON WITH THESE PEOPLE I WONDER.

This is a report of MY AWAKENING TO A GREAT GREAT PEOPLE AND A GREAT COMMUNITY, no matter what sect.  A segment of the worlds population that for many have no knowledge of who their grandparents were, who their brothers and sisters might have grown to be, what their uncles and aunts look like.

This is a segment of the population that has pain that no one on earth in history can understand. They have seen pain first hand tortures mutilations experimental operations without anesthesia cutting open their bodies from the groin to the neck children taken from mothers and thrown against the walls smashing their heads seeing people skinned alive burned aliveand atrocities that the Jews will not even discuss. Funny, what comes to my miind is, these atrocities are much the same as the spanish conquistadores and the xtians doings in the medievel times. Hitler walked with the roman leader called a pope and with the arab leader in Jerusalem called a grand mufti.

 Europeans and westerners and middle eastern people HATE JEWS even after knowing all the death and sufferings  the Jews experienced.  Knowing what JEWS WENT THROUGH AND still the world believes the propaganda that JEWS are the evil ones. Sadly even jews believe this propaganda of JEWS being the bad ones.

ALLOW ME TO CONTINUE ON THE GREATNESS OF THE HASID COMMUNITY.

I  see  a business in the middle of Boro Park seving that community. The Hasids  go  in with a smile and a good cheer wishing goodness and success and well being. They have a smile beaming from ear to ear when they offer their prayers for success and  not just said as a general hello and good bye but with love and sincerity from their heart. From a Jew to another brother Jew. I have never witnessed such a thing in my life. My community does  their duty..OK GOOD LUCK , HOW MUCH IS YOUR OVERHEAD YEAH OK…WHATS YOUR PROJECTIONS ,Ok bing bam boom .BYE and good luck. THE HASIDS smile with Hashem beaming all over them, giving love and hopes for a fellow Jew.

 Lets talk about their children.I again never witnessed such a wonderful love from children and their love of Hashem, The smiles when you say something of Torah when you give a blessing when anything Holy is mentioned the children have beams of light from their heads I imagine much like Moses.And the children say to anything you say in goodness, Amen Amen Amen The children say this with love and respect of HASHEM OUR ONE GD OF ISRAEL AND EVERYTHING. Its so beautiful.

 This same love AND MUCH MUCH MORE was given to me by Professors Mr and Mrs Stanley Soloveitchik. I AGAIN NEVER HAD SUCH SUPPORT AND LOVE AND CARE AND KINDNESS AND CONCERN IN MY LIFE.

I have a friend that is my  confidante and friend and  has given me his love for many  years now,  showing me how to pray and how easy it is to pray using R’ Nachmans ‘method’ so to speak, to just look up and talk to your best friend..HASHEM…(<click blue for more on talking to Hashem))

 Words are not enough to express how the world needs these people. I was once told they are one of the pillars that support the world. When I see a hasid such as happened to me on a business trip last year in germany. I heard the echoes of the nazis marching when I was in frankfurt germany. I felt the tears of history and looked UP TOWARDS THE HEAVENS AND I REMEMBER SAYING TO MYSELF..BARUCH HASHEM. GD IS GREAT…. then in a german convention trade show I saw a hasid standing out in the crowd…a HASID WEARING the black clothes with his ztiztit flapping as he walked.I ran up to him and looking in his eyes which may have frightened him and I said..

‘BARUCH HASHEM..YOU  REMINDED ME OF HASHEM AND THAT I AM A JEW  JUST BY THE WAY YOU DRESS. THIS ALONE COULD BE YOUR PURPOSE ON EARTH’

 May hashem always bless and protect the nation of Israel.  Have mercy on us Hashem for our inequities, Forgive the weak and the ignorant. Hashem I know you have shown your mercy for 6 million Jews WHO SURVIVED from your kindness and mercy. Inspite of the xtian church THAT SAID WE WILL NOT EXIST AND ISRAEL WILL NEVER BE IN OUR HANDS. YOU O GREAT AND ALL POWERFUL GD OF EVERYTHING KEPT YOUR PROMISE AND KEPT US ALIVE AND PUNISHED US AS ”YOU” SAID YOU WILL, FOR NOT FOLLOWING YOUR HOLY TORAH. WE JEWS ARE HERE AND FLOURISHING BY ‘YOUR KINDNESS’ HASHEM IN SPITE OF OUR WORLD OF ENEMIES. WE WILL TRY HARDER EVEN WHEN OUR BROTHERS HIT US…IT IS ‘YOUR’  WILL TO TEACH US THROUGH THE GREATER PAIN OF OUR BROTHERS STICK.

 I UNDERSTAND THEY ARE YOUR  ‘TOOL’  TO TEACH US.O GD,  GIVE US STRENGTH TO LEARN, GIVE US STRENGTH TO ENDURE AND TO LIFT OURSELFS TO SERVE YOU.

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from:  Blue_Velvet_Thank U for sharing it.I’m a Jew; I live in Crown Heights and couldn’t agree with you more, the Hasidisher community reminds us everyday how important Hashem, Torah and Chesed are our most important claims., thanks again the story was very honest and profound.

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  • 1 Ari // Nov 29, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Professor Soloveitchik
    I consider it an honor to be one of your students sir !

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