Friday, July 31, 2009
My landlord gave me a CD (both audio and video content) called The Shmorg and it is by Oorah Kiruv Rechokim. See [www.oorah.org
] for their extensive website. It seems that they have been in business since ’80 and they claim an unusually high success rate. Well my family got trashed over all of this.
They say that the key to their success is that they outreach a whole family. I have some questions about all of it.
In ’79 when I came back to the USA after living in Israel, where my last stop was Moshav Me’or Modi’in, I was subjected to the same environment I had at home before I left for Israel after living in Ben Yishai’s situation.
Before I returned, one of the Moshavniks told me, “Well, you worked in the health food factory, you toured with Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and you learned some Torah,” they seemed to be happy with me. Then after I came back, I still had beard for a while but shaved it one day. I went to see Shlomo in concert and talked to Rabbi Itzik Aisenstadt who told me, (he saw that all of Shlomo’s “good outreach” was being wasted), “Oh, this I don’t like to see.”
At first I was going to a local rabbi who loved Shlomo and I spent a lot of Sabbaths at his home. We sang Shlomo songs and ate together, but after a time I got burned out. I started staying with my parents more and I hated just living in seclusion as my parents weren’t shomer Shabbat (Sabbath observant). We started watching TV together and one Saturday we actually watched a staggering 8 hours worth of professional wrestling. My dad also got fed up of me turning him into his Shabbos Goy and yelled at me over it.
On the site, I put up a short posting about it this morning. I will see how it all develops. Remember these are the kind of Jews that want t o bring the Geulah or “Messianic redemption.” I am fighting them with all my strength.
Shlomo said, “A lot of the people who have a big mouth about the teshuva movement now, should keep silent as they were the ones who made the first BTs miserable.” And he quoted one person as saying, “It is because of us, the fruma yidden (the Orthodox Jews) that there is a teshuva movement.” Shlomo told him to tell his father, “It is despite of you that there is a teshuva movement!”