Where are the Jewish Community Leaders When There are no Cameras to Offer Fame?
The following is the text of an audio message that was sent to us from one of our readers. We have a copy of the audio to which it refers. By way of translation please note the following:
A shnorer a derogatory Yiddish word for someone who takes more than his fair share. He is the guy who will order the most expensive thing on the menu when someone else is paying the bill.
A Shtibel is a small synagogue in neighborhood homes.
Sheine Yidden is a Yiddish word for a “good Jew”. In this context it is a bit sarcastic.
Please stay safe. Please go out only when necessary. Please DO NOT GO TO MINYANIM OR OTHER PLACES TO DAVEN. Prayer in the privacy and solitude of one’s home is still prayer.
Please post the following.
This is a message that came by audio via WhatsApp. This is from a Hatzalah member:
“I must speak out because my blood is rushing to my head.
Just now there was a Hatzalah for a man who fell ill in a shtibel in Boro park. Where is the community’s brains? Where are we as a community? I do not understand. Where are the so-called community leaders?? The second there is a camera …. They are always in front of the camera but the second people are literally dying in the streets, bodies are piling up, young people, old people – there is no discrimination any more… all of a sudden crickets….( the leaders, politicians).
Where is the community board?
Barry Spitzer. Where are they??
Kalman Yeger. Where is Dov Hikind.
Where are they??
The second there is a camera in Boro Park they are all in front of it. All these so- called community leaders. Yanky Mayer. Rabbi Gluck. Anyone. You name it.
All these organizations. Hatzoloh. Shomrim.
Anytime there is a crisis in Boro Park each one of them runs to put his face in front of the camera. But there is a serious crisis, the bodies are piling up, the chapels cannot handle it, hospitals cannot manage – crickets….
They become very quiet when all is turning over. You don’t hear from anyone.
None of them are saying a word. No protests. Nothing.
Where is Yanky Mayer from Misaskim?? Who has 20 trucks that you Shcnorered from the community. These are our trucks! Not yours. You schonrered from the community millions and millions of dollars.
Send each one of your trucks and blast it in front if each Beis Medrash in Boro Park until they shut down. Where are these people? Why do we rely on them? Once this Corona dies down they are going to back to Beis Medrash like Sheine Yidden but when there is a crisis they hide in their shell.
You have 20 -30 trucks, Yanky Mayer, go around Boro Park and blast out a message to shut down!
The only organization that did a little bit was Shmira who went around with loudspeakers.
This is embarrassing!!!“