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amother




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Post Wed, Jan 12 2022, 9:16 pm
A few years ago, Calligraphy (Mishpacha Yom Tov supplement) printed an amazing story.
The story was about a young new Rav who was trying to exert his influence on his shul. He created a bunch of takanos for weddings which had a lot of naysayers. He had one right handed man (gabbai, maybe?) who stood by him no matter what.
Eventually, when the gabbai made his own wedding, he did NOT follow the takanos and the Rav regretfully was unable to attend.
They all found out later that he had b'davka made a fancy wedding so the Rav wouldn't come and the whole shul could see that the Rav had backbone.

Does anyone remember this story or have a copy of it? I felt it a very powerful message on daas Torah and would love to get my hands on it again.
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dena613




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jan 12 2022, 9:20 pm
Yes, I remember it.
I think it was within the lady two years, but maybe the years ago ma x.

You can contact mishpacha and ask them if they can send that dirty to you.
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momallhours




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jan 12 2022, 10:03 pm
Yes I loved it very powerful! I have all the old calligraphies I will try to look through them
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jan 12 2022, 10:46 pm
I'm pretty sure it was a Dov Haller story, also printed in an anthology of his. I'm going to look if the book is on my shelf now.
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mommy9




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jan 12 2022, 10:48 pm
Hashem_Yaazor wrote:
I'm pretty sure it was a Dov Haller story, also printed in an anthology of his. I'm going to look if the book is on my shelf now.

Yes, it's in the book Captive Audience. I just reread it.
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jan 12 2022, 10:48 pm
It's called Rules in Captive Audience
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jan 12 2022, 11:11 pm

















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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jan 12 2022, 11:12 pm
I highly recommend this book, along with all of his books as they provide keen insights into our society.
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Moonlight




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jan 12 2022, 11:26 pm
I was gonna post that I have it but I see Hashem Yaazor took care of it....
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amother




Hyssop
 

Post Thu, Jan 13 2022, 12:15 am
Is Dov Haller the pen name for Yisroel Besser?
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amother




Grape
 

Post Thu, Jan 13 2022, 1:41 am
dena613 wrote:
Yes, I remember it.
I think it was within the lady two years, but maybe the years ago ma x.

You can contact mishpacha and ask them if they can send that dirty to you.


You need to clean up your predictive text LOL


This is such an incredible story. I remember discussing it IRL at the time, and it really stayed with me. I love Dov Haller's work!
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amother




Daffodil
 

Post Thu, Jan 13 2022, 2:05 am
Am I the only person who finds this wierdly passive aggressive?
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amother




Acacia
 

Post Thu, Jan 13 2022, 2:28 am
amother [ Hyssop ] wrote:
Is Dov Haller the pen name for Yisroel Besser?

yes
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amother




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Post Fri, Jan 14 2022, 12:33 pm
amother [ Acacia ] wrote:
yes


NO WAY! We LOVE Dov Haller and we LOVE Yisrael Besser and we had no idea they are one and the same!!!
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mommyhood




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Jan 14 2022, 12:55 pm
Hashem_Yaazor wrote:
I highly recommend this book, along with all of his books as they provide keen insights into our society.

I’m not usually a short story person but captive audience is an amazing book. The first story in particular is one of my favorites.
I also love one of his older books a promising past which I don’t think gets as much recognition because he wasn’t as well known back then.
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a2z




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 7:08 pm
dov haler= yisroel besser is so cool, surprising and also such an 'oh, duuuh' kind of moment
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amother




Jade
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 7:09 pm
a2z wrote:
dov haler= yisroel besser is so cool, surprising and also such an 'oh, duuuh' kind of moment

I know! I'm shocked but also not Laugh
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