Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Are you ready?

Two years ago I posted, and today I was once again inspired to post similarly.

The version I recall is:

Before the Rosh was officially Lubavitch he informed his yeshiva hanhala that he'd be in 770 for shavuos, not in Lakewood. They cried, "But matan Torah is in Lakewood!" The Rosh responded, "Yes, but Moshe Rabbeinu is in 770."

The version ex-Mossad recalls is:

The Rosh reponded, "True, but Koballas Hatorah is in 770."
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I prefer my version if only for being more radical and in your face. I suppose one could ask the Rosh what he said, but that would ruin the fun. Besides, as studies have shown, memory is bogus.

14 comments:

e said...

But the cheesecake is at TRS' sister's house.

Yossi said...

I remember the story as you describe it, and that's how I, too, tell it.

The Real Shliach said...

e: True.

Yossi: Round one to TRS!

sarabonne said...

The Rosh is still around? I would be curious to know how he'd respond, especially since it's such a popular story. (I heard the first version.)

Mottel said...

The first version is the one that I always heard. With RAK's hakdama (and let's not beat around the bush who the Lakewood Rosh Yeshivah was) that "'meila simchas torah in Lubavitch, uber matan torah etc."

-Sarabonne: He isn't such an old timer you know.

e said...

Sounds like ex-mossad got it wrong.

The Real Shliach said...

Sara: How was Pentecost in Oregon?

Mottel: How was Shavuos in the holy land?

e: Apparently.

sarabonne said...

Well I assumed he was gone since the story is hazy.
TRS, I made a delicious salmon, chicken roast, and carrot cake. So I'd say pretty swell. You and the "mistress"?

The Real Shliach said...

Sara: Oregon is hazy in the mist, and yet it is not yet gone.

Sounds pretty good. We too delighted in the bountiful food of various hostesses.

sarabonne said...

Oregon is never gone, it is lush and green and full of people with cool hairstyles like the mohawk.

The Real Shliach said...

So you mean it's stuck in the eighties?

sarabonne said...

nineties, and yes.

Anonymous said...

Does the "Rosh" still think that Moses in 770?

The Real Shliach said...

Good question- why don't you ask him?