Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Responding to the Previous Post

Something I don't think people like the Seminarian, Bronstein, Lamm, Shatz, etc. don't get is that most of the Yeshiva World is not gorais (consider or take seriously) Yeshiva University or RIETS at all. The only time they attack it or Lamm is when he does something blatantly public, like having a NYT article about the Galachim visit to YU or call Bnei Torah, "Cavemen" (even if he claims he didn't). When they do something provocative, it provokes a response. Otherwise, YU is not even on the radar screen.

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Blogger Simcha said...

People in the "velt" are "gorais" YU more than you give them credit for. Rabbi Blumentkrantz from Far Rockaway was invited to speak in the YU Beis (why he was asked to come is beyond me given the talent that permiates the walls at YU) and the first thing he said when he got up was something to the effect of "I see YU is part of the Oilam HaYeshivos". Meaning that most see YU as being out of the fold, but given what I am seeing I think they are wrong. Additionally I have had many conversations with people from more charedi communities that view YU as being very far removed from the "velt" and their comments ad nothing to do with a comment made by Rabbi Lamm, it is the perception on the "street".

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the galachim in the bobover beis medrash?

4:48 PM  
Blogger yeshivaguy said...

You got that right. Most yeshiva guys don't spare a thought for YU. It's not considered a real yeshiva, and let's face it, it's not one.

12:25 AM  

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