Friday, March 28, 2014

Avrohom Birnbaum of Yated attacks the Hero, Rabbi Avichai Ronsky, Leading Zionist Rabbi

Rabbi Avichai Ronsky

First a little background of Rav Avichai Ronsky: 

Rabbi Ronsky is the former Chief Military Rabbi of the Israel Defense Forces. He served in the position from 2006 to 2010, with a rank of Brigadier General.

Rontzki was born to a non-religious Jewish family. He became religious while serving in the army. In 1969, he began is military career in Shayetet 13 but did not complete the training instead moving to Sayeret Shaked in which he fought as a company commander in the Yom Kippur War.

 During this time, he began the process of becoming a Baal Tshuva with his wife Ronit who he had met in his unit. 

Rontzki studied at Machon Meir and Mercaz HaRav and also was involved with instructing street kids in Jerusalem

In 1980, he established the Hesder Yeshiva in Elon Moreh. In 1984, he was part of the group that established the settlement Itamar nearNablus and also initiated the local yeshiva that he still leads today. Rontzki wrote the well known four volume army halakhic guide Hitzim K'yad Gibor. In addition to his rosh yeshiva position, he continued to serve in the reserves and rose in rank to the position of chief of staff of the Samaria Territorial Brigade ( חטיבה מרחבית שומרון‎).

So this Smarkatch Avrohom Birnbaum, goes on to viciously attack this hero. I am choosing not to go through his entire hate filled attack on Religious Zionism!

But here is a quote from the article:

"We can now understand why the entire vaunted Hesder network, so lionized by Religious Zionists as the ultimate syntheseis, has fewer than a thousand students - less than a fifth of the student body at Yeshivas Mir Yerushalyim alone."

Excuuuuse me, Mr Birnbaum, are we now going to judge yiddishkeit by numbers?

There are more non-religious Jews in the world than Religious Jews! 
There are more Muslims than Jews in the World.
There are more Christians and Buddhists in the world than Jews!

Of course more Yeshiva boys will choose Mir, it's the easy way out.
Being part of what you call the "entire vaunted Hesder network" takes courage, sacrifice, dedication and commitment. It takes selflessness. 
Joining Hesder is the opposite of being narcissistic.
Joining Hesder is being part of protecting the Mir Yeshiva Boys and being a Hero! Mr. Birnbaum!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not so masochistic as to read the entire Birnbaum harangue in Shmateh'd.
Suffice it to say that Rabbi Ronski is a role model and hero.
I just realized a novel pshat in the words "Ikveseh D'Meshicha", a term used to describe the end of days just before Moshiach's coming..

Ikvese, the heels ( Yakov--the heel), , the low primitive noisemakers and Shmathe'ds that will exist just before the geulah ,will be buzzing , insulting, demeaning and kicking the heads-- the true tzaddikim , the lone voices in a wild wilderness of pirates , hijackers heels, and Shmateh-------ds..

I'm actually on Rabbi Akiva's side and now understand him , the great Tanna, well.

Story of him and the other Tanna as they saw foxen running to and fro from the burned-out Bet Hamikdah site. The other Tanna ( R' Tarfon?) cried and he, R' Akiva laughed. Asked why? He answered that he now knows for sure that the prophecies about eventual rebuilding of Bet Hamikdash will surely come to pass. (shortened the story)

Truth be told, it's not a shabby little Friday. Let me explain.

Ikveseh D'mshicha predicted by our great tzaddikim is coming true right in front of us.. I feel bad for Rabbi Ronski, but CHAZAK ,rabbi. You're one of many being thrust into limelight by heels and sanctimonius Shmateh.....ds. This is a nisoyan not for you, a great and courageous rabbi, but for us the ordinary Yiddlech , being hit over the head with these newspapers, books, flyers (hung on street lamps illegally) , pakshevillin, Shmateh....ds and magazines written in the same stylized English as if written by one person or homogeneous robotic committee . Causing bittul Torah ad infinitum by those who argue FOR limud Torah.
Were it that we bear this nisayon well.
Get out of our lives already , you heels.