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Aug 30, 2012

Murder in Mea Shearim!

Rav Elyashiv's untimely passing has led to all sorts of infighting in the leadership of the haredi community, that even spawned a new newspaper as an attempt to wrest control of the haredi "street".

There are now allegations that Rav Elyashiv was actually murdered. Why someone would have murdered him I am not sure, but seeing the chaos his death has caused, I can only imagine what the motives were.

By now you are definitely wondering if I have gone crazy. Very possibly that [my going crazy] happened a long time ago, but this murder allegation was actually just alleged yesterday.

According to Bechadrei, Rav Birnzweig, a rav in the Mirrer Yeshiva, claimed during his mussar shiur, that Rav Elyashiv was murdered. He said:
Recently we have heard of gedolei yisroel who have  passed from this world, everybody must arouse themselves [to teshuva]. Rav Elyashiv and the Admor of Shomrei Emunim were murdered due to the yeshiva bochurim and kollel avreichim who use smartphones.
I thought Jewish moms were the experts at guilt trips. That's a pretty wild claim. It almost sounds like they were fighting over an iPhone in the school yard and it led to murder... "murder" isnt even "died for the generations sins" - it is much worse. I wonder if someone is going to call the police to report the murder...

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  1. "due to the yeshiva bochurim and kollel avreichim"

    I deduce that for layman then it's perfectly ok to ,use smartphones and internet.

    Phew what a relief.

  2. The "utterance" of הגר"א בירנצוויג (who gave him the title, I wonder)is beyond the bounds of all arrogance. On what does he dare to base his tasteless remark?

  3. I think the French government should open an inquiry into this matter.

  4. "I think the French government should open an inquiry into this matter."

    Pourquoi, Dani?

  5. Pourquoi, Dani?

    cause they are looking into the murder of arafat

    1. That is probably the most tenuous explanation I have ever seen. Nice try, Anonymous, but no cigar.


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