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  • The Mission Continues

    As in the past so it remains today - we were and still are under the selfsame commitment to adhere to the directions of the Gedolei Yisrael, who stand guard against breaches of purity threatening our camp. When we were required to ask – we asked. When we were instructed to depart – we left. The moment we are summoned back to raise the flag, every other consideration is pushed to the side and we answer: We are ready!

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  • Harav Yisrael Friedman zy”a, the Rebbe of Husyatin

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    The ancestral chain of Harav Yisrael Friedman, the founder of the Husyatin chassidic court, originates with the holy Baal Shem Tov. The Husyatin chassidus has its roots in Galicia and eventually came to Tel Aviv, during the turbulent years between the two World Wars.

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    In honour of Chanukah, we will discuss a fascinating, ongoing investigation attempting to establish the place of burial of Mattisyahu Kohen Gadol and his family.

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HaRav Menachem Porush: “Reb Shlomo did his Shelichut Faithfully”

In a conversation with Etrog, HaRav Menachem Porush, an old friend of the late Rav Shlomo Lorincz z’l, reminisces about earlier days and eulogizes him in tears: “He did his mission faithfully. The pain of his sudden departure is very deep. It’s hard for me to think about it.” The funeral took place in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon.

David Shmueli 19/10/2009 20:50
For years they worked together for the good of the public in the legislative building, side by side, the departed one who passed away last night, HaRav Shlomo Lorincz z’l and yebadil l’chaim tovim HaRav Menachem Porush shlit’a.
“Just as they have different faces, so too they have different opinions,” HaRav Porush is accustomed to say, and also in the present context. But the strong personal connection that existed between the two was stronger than one political issue or another.

In a conversation with Etrog, R. Menachem reminisces about earlier days and laments tearfully over the great loss: “Thirty-five years we worked together, side by side, shoulder to shoulder. We did our shelichut with faithfulness while completely loyal to the Gedolei Yisrael. The pain of his sudden departure is very deep. It’s hard for me think about it. It’s hard for me.”

When did you speak together for the last time?

“Reb Shlomo called me two days ago about the issue of Chinuch Atzmai and brought me up to date of his intentions. Among the things he told me was that we must continue what the Gedolei Yisrael instructed in this matter.”
It's no secret that you had a division of opinions.

“Indeed. We are not the same in our opinions, just as our faces are not the same. But although the patterns of our actions were different the goal was the same: to benefit the world of Torah. We fought like lions on the Yeshivah budget. And we had another goal: to preserve the Jewish spark in Israel as much as possible.”

Were there good results in that area?

“Baruch Hashem. In those objectives we were met with considerable success. In the past it was hard to find so many batei knessiot and batei midrashot, yeshivot and kollelim filled to the brim with people learning Torah of all ages as we see today. What was foremost in our minds was finding solutions rather than the battles themselves, while all our endeavors were under the guidance of Gedolei Yisrael. And that was the secret of success.”

What good leadership conduct can be learned from Reb Shlomo ztz’l to our public servants today?

“We never excommunicated the State. We never closed the door in the face of our secular opponents. Rather, we worked together to survive by their side. This is the message that all members of parliament should adopt today. Not to fight the State but to know how to preserve the chareidi public along side it.”

The levayah was held Monday afternoon in Jerusalem.

Baruch Dayan HaEmet.