Dec 23, 2009

Dybbuk Vision

I was in the middle of writing this post, when I decided to change it. I was writing about the dybbuk that had recently entered a Brazilian man. There was a whoel story that people went to Rav Chaim Kanievsky on his behalf. After initial investigation he declared it is a real dybbuk and gave them a bracha saying he has no expertise in such things and can do no more than give a bracha. He passed them on to Rav Shteinman, who sent them to Rav Batzri as being the expert in Dybbuk removal.

The problem being the fellow is in Brazil, and they could not figure out how to get him to Israel, Rav Batzri decided to try an innovative method of exorcism. They connected via Skype, allowing Rav Batzri to see the fellow and try to banish the dybbuk.

It seems that it did not work, because now they are going to bring this guy to Israel to see Rav Batzri live, in person, for the removal.

So I was in the middle of writing about how it didn't make sense, as they had made the whole exorcism into a spectacle, in my opinion, and it did not seem that such a public, demeaning method was one that was being conducted with integrity and properly. It was written about when it originally happened, and Ladaat had a video of the attempt via Skype.

Then I saw this post by G6, and that got me thinking in a different direction. Obviously the exorcism did not work via Skype, because of the gedolim's ban on the Internet. What they should have done is used the new Shidduch Vision technology to arrange the meeting. This way they could meet without using the Internet, and not transgress the ban of the gedolim. We could even dub the adjusted application Dybbuk Vision (name courtesy of G6)!


  1. Far be it for R' Shteinman to decide whether or not he's above the ban, lest he succumb to the negative influences abound on Skype. OTOH, he's already dethroned as a Gadol for meeting with Chabad, so what the heck?

  2. Clearly they should have used shidduch vision.

  3. If he would have donated to the Kupat Ha'ir he wouldn't even have needed Skype.

  4. hobbes - maybe the dybbuk counter-donated..

  5. Earn money from home!December 24, 2009 10:13 AM

    hobbes is right! geez, another missed opportunity!

  6. plagiarized our phrase and didn't even give us credit.
    Why am I not surprised?
    I guess ethics don't matter these days...

  7. the dybbuk must have gotten upset and taken matzav down. I have not been able to get in at all today.

    BTW, matzav never gives me a link when they take stuff from me, but they sometimes do mention the blog name without a link

  8. G6 - is back up now. I posted a comment over there. I am wondering if it will pass their moderation...

  9. Part of הלכות עבודה זרה וחקות הגוים ברמב"ם פרק י"א הל' [כ] (טז) : ודברים אלו כולן דברי שקר וכזב הן, והן שהטעו בהן עובדי עבודה זרה הקדמונים לגויי הארצות כדי שינהו אחריהן. ואין ראוי לישראל שהם חכמים מחוכמים להמשך בהבלים האלו, ולא להעלות על הלב שיש בהן תעלה, שנאמר כי לא נחש ביעקב ולא קסם בישראל (במדבר כג כג). ונאמר כי הגוים האלה אשר אתה יורש אותם אל מעוננים ואל קוסמים ישמעו ואתה לא כן נתן לך ה' אלהיך (דברים יח יד


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