Monday, June 27, 2016

I am here for you

Submitted by HH,
I am not against anyone, definitely not the roshei hayeshiva. why would I be against my own Yeshiva? I am disappointed in the direction that it has gone. Trading in your soul to ensure that there is toilet paper in the bathrooms is not an excuse. Putting bar codes on Talmidim according to many people is not progress when it comes to learning Torah. The only difference between me and everyone that agrees with me, is that I refuse to speak up anonymously. I don't think anyone can say with a straight face that we are experiencing a Jewish Renaissance. 
Yiddishkeit has become influenced by magazines with headlines worthy of the National enquirer. While our leaders blame blogs that discuss real issues, multiple magazines and free newspapers rot our brains with articles and ads that reduce Yiddishkeit to cool catch phrases about cheesecake and how to have an easy Tisha bav. Recipes and articles that pressure wives to be perfect homemakers while trying to raise and teach a house full of children. Torah Judaism has turned into a business.
Even our chesed organizations compete for our tzedaka. Each one busy thinking of new ways to grab our attention and make us happy, so we might give a few dollars that eventually end up doing some of the intended chesed once the marketing guy, the magazines, the printers, the caterers, and all employees have been paid. Constantly new challenges need to be devised to get us to donate. Bike, walk, pour on your head, lose, gain, eat a whole something. 
We now live in a town where a Menorah is quickly removed in order not to offend anyone or draw attention to ourselves, yet we build wherever and whatever we want no matter who gets inconvenienced. A town Where we will now have pig races in the middle of our town on erev Rosh Hashana. A town where the city center is left to rot and given over to drug dealers in order for developers to rent out their new strip malls to stores. A town where the needs of the people, and the welfare of Our children is not the main concern. 
I am not against anyone. I am for you. Now you have to step up to the plate and be for you too.

29 comments:

  1. Is there any rule against emergency responders posting accident scenes and such on social media? if there isn't, there should be. Footage of Numerous recent tragic events have been posted on news outlets. Footage that could only have been captured from the "other" side of the yellow caution tape. It's wrongful invasion of peoples tragedies.

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    1. Stop patronizing websites that post these pictures. The scoop would be out of business from such a rule. it's bad enough to see pics from close up now they are posting areal pics from drones of accident scenes. just on case you didnt get a good look.
      Disgusting!!!!!!.

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  2. Great post Herschel. אמת ויציב ונכון

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  3. Harold HerskowitzJune 27, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    This was a response to some anonymous person exclaiming that I am anti the Roshei Hayeshiva(CH"V)simply because I said that I disagree with the actions of some people that hide behind them.I only meant it as a comment,so please excuse the prosaic writing.

    But in other news SKWOOSHIE is BACK at Toys for thought!!! we have a special new $1.99 pack . If you think SKWOOSHIE is just for kids ,think again. It is the perfect tension reliever to keep on your desk. You can Skwoosh it while you learn and even while sitting in traffic. for only 1.99 it prevents road rage.

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  4. What would we do with out Hershel? Hershel 2016!!!!!!!

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  5. of course the toy store off of clifton's ads were no better, if not worse, than anyone else, and the prize of running around and grabbing whatever toys you can in five minutes given to cheder kids is certainly a good example of what this writer calls "attention grabbing".
    and finally NOBODY CARES ABOUT THE STUPID FAKE MENORAH!

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    1. Harold HerskowitzJune 27, 2016 at 11:11 AM

      Cute. my toy store brought joy to many children,and gave them toys that helped in their development, aside from a few dumb crazy bones,my ads are almost never geared towards children to bother their parents to buy them something. Most of my ads are simply attention grabbing to remember our store name or to announce a sale item. we try to never pressure people to come to our store and spend money they dont have.
      as for the menorah,it wasnt stupid to stand up for your religious freedom in the face of an anti semitic demand. every APP comment was for the first time in support of the Jews of Lakewood. Our so called leaders are immature children that have a skewed sense of priorities.Whether it is responsibility to the klals needs or how we are perceived by others, they are always backwards in their way of thinking. And whomever YOU are, I am sure you benefit from things being backwards.

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  6. http://yudelstake.blogspot.com/2016/05/did-you-inquire-as-to-your-childs-camp.html
    http://yudelstake.blogspot.com/2015/12/camp-bnos-is-not-safe-for-girls.html

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  7. I care about the stupid fake menorah. I also care about your brilliant comment. You take petty points, which you happen to be wrong on-and then sit back and congratulate yourself on how you upshlogt Hershel. Fact is, no yungerman can afford a house in Lakewood. And avid bicyclists aside, the oilam realizes the ir hatorah is being destroyed by people who don't even know which mesechte the yeshiva is learning this z'man. "Just like Manhattan." I bet he thinks that's a compliment.

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  8. Thank you for your words of truth.

    Watch your back though. Don't mess with the establishment.

    What ever happened to "The Town Watchdog" web-site? They were obviously hacked by people whose nails they were getting under. Any info on that?

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  9. To HH
    Bingo

    May Hashem continue to Bless you with Wisdom and Strength

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  10. chassidisheshechitaJune 27, 2016 at 12:14 PM

    I really love this website and would not like it to close down. Please don't post such pieces as the establishment will close you down.

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  11. You can view all the posts on the townwatchdog by going to waybach machine https://archive.org/web/ and typing in the url.

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  12. Hershel,

    Here are questions for you to ask yourself. Please don't answer them online.

    Do you think your supporters perceive you as a baal mussar or do you think they view as the guy who is willing to stand up to the establishment?

    Do they think you are a person who is fighting to uphold the standards of Yiddishkeit in Lakewood?

    Do they support you because they think you represent the Ratzon Hashem?

    ETC

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    1. Be released let's first ask this question.
      Do you believe all the decisions in Lakewood by establishment askanim and politician's in the name of Daas Torah to be accurate with no ulterior motives? ??

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    2. Harold herskowitzJune 27, 2016 at 5:44 PM

      Thank you so much for the points for introspection. I will meditate on them while sitting on a mounaintop with a goat standing beside me. The goat will be producing the same substance that you just wrote. Get over it. Ask yourself what principles you were raised with. Ask yourself if these are the principles we see before us today. Can I drop the mic now?

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  13. There are many serious issues that our kehila has and should be dealt with. But some people who started out meaning well have lost their credibility by just being negative and attacking constantly. There is another blogger who we always trusted in kashrus issues and other things. Then he started being negative on everybody so he lost his credibility by most of us so even the things that he is correct on , we just ignore him. You can try to be helpful but you can't try to be smarter than the whole world. Once you just become negative and bitter , you lose your credibility by many people and you are no longer useful.

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    1. Harold herskowitzJune 27, 2016 at 5:56 PM

      I love it when people throw the bitter negative card. I don't know how to prove I am not out to hurt anyone, or for revenge. I just want to see good things happening. I am not sure how that can be construed as negative.
      When you ask someone to please stop stomping on your foot, is that being negative?
      We need to wake up and realize how much good should be happening instead of favors that help a few people. Is that negative? Maybe if you are one of the few that benefit from the status quo you will scream NEGATIVE! but it can only last so long before we peel apart the curtain and see the truth. Everything that is truly negative is only happening because there are people in control that wouldn't know positive if it hit them in the face. I never knowingly tried to hurt anybody. Is it my fault if I point out a possible solution to a problem, and then find out that someone is actually benefiting by allowing the problem to remain?

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  14. I personally disagree about the menora. But I am just an individual. Let us respectfully discuss issues and have differences of opinion, instead of juvenile arrogance.

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  15. Harold
    I think we should all calm down and get some frozen yogurt
    ( oops gashmiyus) 😇

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  16. HH this time you have really poked the bear they are all crawling out of the woodwork. Keep up the good work.

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  17. How can we call ourselves an ir toirah when there is no way a yungerman or rebbe can afford any of the houses on the market.

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  18. IMHO the APP article was fed by our askooonim to show how normal we are etc.. a lot good it is doing us.

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  19. Dear R' HH

    Just a simple question.

    As a yungerman where would my friends and myself live and find apartments if the building and developing didn't continue?

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    1. #1 No one is saying to stop dev just to do it with some seichel. Lkwd has not added one new main road in the past 10 yrs while significantly increasing the population. #2 The same place everyone will need to go to after all the land is used up #3 Half of the developments that are being approved are not catered towards the yungeliet.

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    2. Harold herskowitzJune 28, 2016 at 5:22 AM

      In a nice, clean town with lower property taxes that was planned correctly.

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  20. The Industrial Commission, Reinman et al, have stated at recent meeting to promote an Industrial Park, not a School Park and yet another Yeshiva is proposed in the Industrial Park on Airport Rd. Another Valuable Ratable next to Parkway turned into a 0 Ratable as the Olam keeps sipping on the Kool Aid

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  21. Importing hundreds of families from Brooklyn to Lakewood does not help the Lakewood Yeshivaleit one bit. Its a few people making money disrupting the quality of life and not helping the ones already living in Lakewood.

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