GEE WIZ: Head of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah’s Talmud Department Celebrates Yoshke

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  1. So, he’s preaching avodah zarah. Looks like OO has reached the end of the line. It is now a branch of Xtianity.

    Hashem Yerachem – on us, not them.

  2. Besides his lunacy of celebrating the legendary Yoshke upon who’s legend so many Yidden were slaughtered and tortured, he is totally off base with the historical Yoshke. The talmud knew about him and mentioned him several times. There were two. One was a talmid of Yehoshua ben Perachia who when thrown out of the yeshiva went on to practice avodah zara. He was killed by the Sanhedrin on Erev Pesach. The second was a mamzer the son of Miriam Megadel Saaros (the source of Mary Magdelene). He was just a mamzer (his mother had illicit relations with a Roman officer) who rebelled against the chachomim. The Rambam calls him a meshugenah.
    And as for his claim that modern Yiddishkeit is spiritually lifeless, he’s living in a fantasy world. Yiddishkeit is blooming and full of life both in Eretz Yisroel and in the USA. Maybe in his temple it’s lifeless. He has no connection to Hashem.

  3. By giving this apikorus top billing on your website this morning, you encourage him and make him stronger in his beliefs. In addition, you make his treif opinions available to Torah Jews who otherwise would not be subject to his shmutz.

  4. This website is showing things that are apikorsus and we may not read.

    It is also by many Torah opinions not permissible to utter the name of Yoshke. That’s why we have the minhag to refer to him as Yoshke or Yoshke Pondrig, and not by his proper name in Hebrew or in English. By posting this you are machshil people in that as well.

  5. PLEASE REMOVE HIS ARTICLE OR AT LEAST BLUR IT OUT! Why in the world would Matzav reprint what this guy preaches?! Are you not guilty then of the same? Shaming him in your headline does not excuse your perpetuating it….

  6. His last paragraph is spot on! “Frum Judaism” is bereft of spirituality and lethargic in general. “Frum Judaism” is leaderless and resembles more of a cult than a warm religion. It’s all about the robotic do’s and don’ts and little about a relationship between man and Hashem.

    It’s more about controlling what we think (such as probably not allowing this comment through) and less about the free expression of self thought. There are 70 ways to the Torah…not just one “yeshivish” way.

    • Perhaps you do not have the right teacher and you are being misguided. You cannot begin to appreciate what
      spiritual effects and elevations are effected by what appears to you as robotic do’s and donts . My blessings
      to you that you attain the right depth of understanding

    • So what are you doing about it? Bashing yeshivish? Bnei Torah connect through Torah. Halevai oisi ozvu……
      Hashem says, just learn!!!!!

  7. וכל הדברים האלו של ישוע הנוצרי, ושל זה הישמעאלי שעמד אחריו–אינן אלא ליישר דרך למלך המשיח, ולתקן את העולם כולו לעבוד את ה’ ביחד: שנאמר “כי אז אהפוך אל עמים, שפה ברורה, לקרוא כולם בשם ה’, ולעובדו שכם אחד” (ראה צפניה ג,ט).

    And all the doings of Jesus the Nazarene and that of that Ishmaelite131 who came after him are nothing but to pave the way for the King Messiah and prepare the entire world to worship G-d together, as it says, “For then132 I will turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the Name of the Lord, to serve Him with one consent” (Zephania 3:9).

    רמבם, הלכות מלכים ומלחמות פרק יא הלכה ז

  8. At least he admits that his form of Judaism is lifeless. I suggest he take a visit to a Lakewood beis medrash or come visit some of our Gedolei Yisroel (R’ Dan Segal is in Brooklyn) for some life but alas he purposely only wants to look outside. A Shanda.

  9. Does a Frum news site just publish this essay with no response, no context? Publishing it in the first place is far from Pashut! What is going on?

  10. Speaking for myself only I am fed up with this canard that frumkeit today (read Yeshivish) is spiritually empty. The contact with the Devar HaShem through limud haTorah is spiritually uplifiting and is not in need of any supplements. Let those who feel they need more go to the TRADITIONAL/MESORAH BASED sources (chassidus, mussar, etc). There is no need to make reference to things from outside our Mesorah.

  11. Thank You Matzav for publishing this expose. It’s vitally important for people to understand why we are against OO and why their so-called rabbis should not be hired. Thank you for ensuring that people understand that OO is not Torah Judaism but rather a continuation of other non Torah fake Judaism (reform, conservative, etc) based on supposed progressive non-Torah values. Please continue your great work that is sanctioned and encouraged by Gedolei Yisroel. For those that do not understand, it’s difficult for us to see these things, but it is very important as unfortunately there are synagogues that have called themselves “Orthodox” in the past that have been hiring these non-rabbis. It’s vital that the message is strong that Torah leadership and true orthodox sources that follow clear Mesorah to not accept them at all. They are not Rabbis and synagogues that hire them are making a terrible mistake and cutting themselves off of Torah Judaism.

  12. Good job Dov Linzer for leaving the mesorah and not listening to your Rosh Yeshiva who warned you not to go to Gush Etziion for producing such imbeciles for תלמידים. Your old friends in Yeshivas X (don’t want to embarrass Yeshiva) and roommates from 68 צפניה will forever cry over the destruction that you have brought into this world. You said it yourself when you couldn’t even clean your own room when you said, “just because i am smart it doesn’t mean i have common sense”. Dov, I couldn’t have said it better myself !
    כל ת”ח שאין בו דעת נבילה טובה הימנה. No one fits this characterization more than you.

  13. Ysoscher Katz is a musmach of R. Yechezkel Roth, Karlsburger Rav of B.P., formerly Satmar Dayan.

    Let us hear R. Yechezkel Roth speak out against it and defrock his former student.

  14. This fellow grew up in Williamsburg in a satmar Family.
    I think the Zollies and Aharonies need to look in their own backyard and do some housekeeping before they go ballistic over the tziyinim

  15. Great job calling out this confused gentleman and exposing the poisonous bend on genuine Orthodoxy, OO espouses and perpetuates. Irony though (mistakenly I surmise), is the headline: Gee Wiz

    A quick Google search will show the following,

    What’s the origin of the phrase ‘Gee whiz’? This little term derived in the USA as a euphemistic shorthand for Jesus; in other words it is a minced oath. That original meaning is largely forgotten by those who use it now, who are in any account fewer than before, as it is now sounds rather old-fashioned.

    Perhaps use another tongue-in-cheek phrase for the headline?

  16. While the name Katz is an acronym for Kohen Tzedek, I think that Professor Tzedek is a far better title for this “Talmudic lecturer”. והמבין יבין.


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