Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Remaking of a Godol

As you read in the weekend press the inevitable hyperbole on the passing of Reb Nosson Tzvi Finkel with tales of him knowing shas by the age of 5 and his teachers being unable to teach him shortly after, consider his school card where in his teens his ambition was still ‘Undecided’. Is this ‘child father of the man’? Born and raised in the USA will unfortunately make it slightly more difficult to deal with that nuisance called history but trust our papers to find a way round it.

Nosson Tzvi Finkel

Here though is an inspiring piece concerning Reb Nosson Tzvi by Howard Schultz, chairman of Starbucks.

(Credit: On The Main Line)


Anonymous said...

yesterday carlebach evening by a newspaper and caterer shidduch wont bring them great parnoso from SA.

Anonymous said...

why is they no Hesped in Stamford Hill only in Golders Green

IfYouTickleUs said...

Anon, the same reason that there wasn't one for R' M. Y. Lefkowitz which I think was in Sinai. I don't recall there being a reception in SH for R' Nosson Tzvi either on his many visits despite the supposed 100,000 at his funeral.

Torah 'giants' round here are for newspaper headlines but as far as we are concerned a troika of drug smugglers has far greater pull.

Anonymous said...

Rabbi Roberts spoke in Yiddish for the Stamford hill chevra Rabbi Gurvitz and Rabbi Halpern spoke in English for the GG's

Anonymous said...

Roberts yiddish
Gurvits Halpern English.
Am I missing something!

Moish said...

Makes perfect sense. Halpern plays to his crowd. Roberts makes a point of doing the opposite.

Anonymous said...

It was strange! And why Gurvitz spoke in English?