From this week's Brisk Parsha Sheet.
He who adheres to the root of his neshama, is attached to the Source of his existence, and constantly draws renewed vitality from this Source. All his days are filled with joy and happiness and contentment..
Ish al machaneihu v'ish al diglo..
And in the context of this idea of the importance of acknowledging those who are greater than oneself we want to express our protest against the balabatim that have taken control of Yeshivas Brisk of Chicago. They fail miserably in this task of acknowledging those who are greater than oneself. This why they have stolen the Yeshiva from the children of Rav Aharon. Such an absurd and exaggerated situation was able to evolve only as a result and as an expression of the lashon harah, jealously and systematic ayin ra'ah that has taken place over many years and still continues. Various people were jealous of Rav Aharon because of the extraordinary Torah he was teaching, the great Mesorah that he represented, and the outstanding unparalleled personal example of Tzidkus, Chessed, Mesirus Nefesh that he was.
The target of this jealousy was Rav Aharon's children - gaonim, tzaddikim, mamshichei darko.
During the first few years of Yeshivas Brisk there was a group of students within the Yeshiva that in co-ordination with certain members of the staff did extensive harm to the Yeshiva. They were motivated by jealousy of Rav Aharon's children and they created immense ayin ra'ah within the Yeshiva by talking against the Yeshiva and against the children of Rav Aharon. The harm they did to the Yeshiva in those few years is immeasurable. All of this created the sequence of events that caused the stroke and illness of Rav Aharon (which was caused exclusively by external factors) which entailed immense suffering for Rav Aharon and his children for many years.
Rav Aharon's debilitating paralysis was a frightening and glaring testimony for almost twenty years of the jealous and malicious behavior that targeted Rav Aharon and his children.
The balabatim who have presently taken over the Yeshiva were in the early years of the Yeshiva not disconnected and did not stand apart from this group of students that did immeasurable harm to the Yeshiva. Through their past participation in the jealous behavior of this group of students they share in the guilt of what transpired in the early years of the Yeshiva and the ensuing suffering of "their Rebbe" and his children. It is shameful that they continue the ayin ra'ah and jealousy of those early years by persistently refusing to return the Yeshiva to its rightful owners, Rav Aharon's children - gaonim, tzaddikim, mamshichei darko.
Where is their remorse for their participation in what caused so much physical suffering and pain to Rav Aharon?! Where is their remorse for their participation in what caused "their Rebbe" to be paralyzed on his left side for almost twenty years? Do they know what remorse and what tikun hameuvas means?! They are continuing the jealousy and ayin ra'ah against the children of Rav Aharon and are creating additional meuvas instead of being mesaken past meuvas. Are they demonstrating their respect and devotion to "their Rebbe" by stealing the Yeshiva from the children of their Rebbe?! Their behavior is criminal and insane, and they humiliate and disgrace the memory of "their Rebbe" in a very blatant way.
Rav Aharon bequeathed the Yeshiva to his very devoted, learned, bright, capable, sensitive and righteous children and not to these balabatim.
And they also allow the ayin ra'ah against the great Torah of Rav Aharon to continue to rage. If they are at the helm of the Yeshiva - how can we expect people to connect to the great Torah of Rav Aharon? They are balabatim and are not talmidei chachamim because they are not involved in learning and they, therefore, are not capable of projecting or disseminating the great Torah of Rav Aharon in any way. They are not connected to the great Torah of Rav Aharon, so how can we expect other people to connect to the great Torah of Rav Aharon? They hijacked the Yeshiva and its premises and are, thereby. destroying the Torah of Rav Aharon by allowing the ayin ra'ah to rage in Rav Aharon's own Yeshiva. They must immediately do teshuva and return the Yeshiva to Rav Aharon's children so that Rav Aharon's children can continue to teach and highlight the great Torah and great Mesorah of their father with even greater strength.
Ish al machaneihu v'ish al diglo..
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