Thursday, January 19, 2023

Rosh Yeshivas Son Puts on Tefillin After His Father's Response to a Lady Goes Viral


 Just last week we posted a video that went viral about a Rosh Yeshiva admitting that is own son wasn't wearing tefillin. Now his son put on tefilin in response1

A truly amazing story took place this past Shabbos in Cleveland, during a special community weekend of Chizuk spent with the Mir Yeshiva of Eretz Yisrael.

A local community member related the following story on a video which was posted to Twitter: On Shabbos, a certain Russian Baalas Teshuva whose son is currently studying in the Mir in Eretz Yisrael approached one of the Mirrer Roshei Yeshiva who was there for Shabbos, and expressed her gratitude about the fact that her son is the first person in her family to wear Tefillin in 150 years.

The Rosh Yeshiva replied, “Please give me a bracha, because my own son does not wear Tefillin, please give a bracha that he resumes wearing Tefillin.”

This story alone is truly inspiring, especially observing the humility and sincerity of the Rosh Yeshiva. However the story does not end there.

The son of the Rosh Yeshiva was informed about the story of the Russian mother, and was apparently so moved and inspired, he put on Tefillin and said Shema, and recorded it.

In a video, he said “For the woman in Cleveland, the story moved me, I’m the son of the Rosh Yeshiva and this is for you.”


Anonymous said...

who is the rosh yeshiva?

Anonymous said...

look at his rezuos, the least to say is: "it's not classical"

the story is made up. 1. 80% and the 2. 100%

it is a "chizzuk storry", like the hashgocha protis storry, that shows the stupidity of a person putting himself or his kids at danger, and then being saved miraculously by Hashem. and that supposed to give us chizzuk.

fake news said...

this is not real...its for social media...first of all he just starts and says hashem elokainu hashem echad watch the video slowly from the beginning, he only starts from there and looks at the camera first, second he has a modern orthodox accent, not the litvish/yeshivish calling a fake...

midvar sheker tirchok said...

where is the original video of the guy putting tefillin? let us see who originally posted the uncut video and we will source it to find out if it is actually a son of a mir rosh yeshiva. David bashevkin posted a video that was edited...he should post the full video or at least link the original video and account of the person who originally posted it.

Brisker Payois said...

I don't know if this story is real or fake, but what I do know for sure is that YOU are FAKE!
You write about the son:
"he has a modern orthodox accent, not the litvish/yeshivish one"
This "son" was born and grew up in Israel, all those who grew up in Israel be they Modern Orthodox or litvish/yeshivash, have this exact accent.

Dusiznies said...

The post has been updated

stop with the nonsense said...

@brisker payois, you are wrong. people that are from the yeshivish/lithuanian community in israel, and other communities do not have this accent for their davening/learning. only when they speak conversational ivrit do they have this accent. in their davening/learning they have the yeshivish/litvish pronouciation.

there was actually a "language war", starting in at the turn of the twentieth century and continuing until the 1950's between various streams of orthodox Jewry for the correct language and pronunciation that would be taught and spoken in the haredi world. indeed that is reflected in the contemporary israeli haredi society and its various factions.

in the yeshivish/lithuanian community, the hazon ish clashed with the Jerusalemite faction of the edah haredis and and the satmar rebbe, and allowed modern hebrew to be taught and spoken in the system under his aegis. However, he didn't change the pronunciation of the davening and learning and therefore they still maintain the traditional yeshivish/Lithuanian pronunciation while davening and learning. (they say oi instead of oh, etc.).

therefore, this guy is using the modern Hebrew pronunciation for davening and cant be the rosh yeshivas son.

this is just one of the reasons for why this is just fake news.

Dusiznies said...

stop with the nonsense
Nice "peshetel" and even nicer history lesson, but so far there is absolutely no indication that this story is "fake" and it's out over two weeks. I have the name of the Rosh Yeshiva and name of the son, and it appears that this story is in fact genuine!