Hi, I am not a writer nor am I a ‘Baal Shita.’ In fact, this is my first ever writing into a news publication.
My name is Yehuda, I am in my low 40’s and I have a son going to tonights Kumzitz.
As we all know, Lakewood had it’s first ‘Hafganah’ when a kumzitz that was originally planned with Rabbanim was essentially shut down. My Son’s rebbe is 100% fine with the kumzitz so as far as I am concerned there is nothing wrong for him to attend. Of course, if Yeshivos tell students not to go, the talmidim should adhere to their Yeshivas rules. But no ‘one rule fits all’. Either way, I am not looking to get involved in what Rabbanim do or don’t do.
The point of my letter is: The one thing we all agree on is that a Chillul Hashem should and must be avoided – at all costs.
Besides for being one of the greatest Aveiros R”L, there are local ramifications that can affect many, many yidden.
Headlines of a few Yeshiva boys making fires, throwing eggs, doing anything inconsistent with Torah values – must be frowned upon.
Sadly, I saw a tweet and this stunned me. It promotes a chillul Hashem and seeks to stir the pot – the Chillul Hashem pot. It must be called out.
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