במחילת כבודו this is just grotesquely ridiculous

You know, when the Earthquake hit Japan killing thousands of innocent people I had this horrible thought that someone would come up with an apparent reason—the arrest and imprisonment of the Jewish drug mules in Japan. And so it has passed, here is the article.

?מעשי ידי טובעים בים ואתם אומרים שירה

My interaction with the Twersky Chernobyler Dynasty has always found them to be brilliant people. I don’t understand the Rachmastrivka Rebbe R’ Dovid Twersky from Yerusholayim. I know one person who is a Chassid of his. I  could never be.

Author: pitputim

I'm a computer science professor in Melbourne, Australia. I skylark as the band leader/singer for the Schnapps band. My high schooling was in Chabad and I continued at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh in Israel.

6 thoughts on “במחילת כבודו this is just grotesquely ridiculous”

  1. Only G-d knows why calamities occur.
    No mortal has such insight.
    The Torah is mocked and denegrated when self righteous leader make inappropriate public utterances, it is audacity in the extreme
    HaShem Yerachem.
    May HaShem in His great mercy send Moshiach Now

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    1. Pinchos,
      It is true that only God knows, however, the Gemorah has plenty of places where it tells us why things (might) happen. They are at best indications of what might have been.
      I think that we need to constantly remember the words of the ספר העיקרים by R’ Yosef Albo when he famously wrote:

      אילו ידעתיו הייתיו If I knew Him, I’d be Him.

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      1. That is the Holy Gemoroh,these people cannot calm the Tzidkus of our Talmudic Sages and they definitely lack Ruach HaKodesh .
        You diuk is most correct………..might…. happen.
        Present day dynastic inheritance is flawed and no amount of pagentary leads to any real ruchnisdike consequence.
        I was revived by watching the video about Rav Kook of Blessed Memory, and as may be obvious from my previous comments no one would describe me as a zionist, although I do possess an intoxicated love for our Holy Land and its People, something I learnt from the Rebbe Zy”a.
        I just bought a copy of the Sefer Haikrim last week………you quote Prophetic words………we are surely living in orphaned times.
        May HaShem have rachmonus on those boys in Japan.
        May we merit the Geulah Shleimah very soon
        Isaac you do not need my approbation, nevertheless I commend you on your blog both for its erudition and balance.

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