One of the first and simple questions WIS had amongst many (which will be addressed in this post), when the candidacy of Yeshaya Braun was announced, was who is paying for his plane tickets here?
It has come to WIS attention that Mendle Hendel was the individual who paid for Yeshaya Bruans plane tickets to Crown Heights.
The following questions/concerns are based on, emails, letters, people chatting and comments (on WIS and all other web sites posting anything regarding the elections)….
As the elections day comes closer we the community of voters need clarification on a number of issues.
On Rabbi Bogomilsky a Lifelong member of this community we are more or less aware of his strengths and shortcomings. On Rabbi Braun a newcomer to our community we need clarification on the following questions.
1. Who will be paying this Rabbi Braun? A man with a family and considerable expenses. We know it is not the council as they do not have the funds to undertake such an expense. If it is coming from individual(s) of our community, would this not put a question mark on his independence?
2. If its indeed true that Rabbi Braun comes highly recommended by his community in Sydney Australia, Why would a successful man leave a successful shlichus?
A Rav has to come recommended by other Rabbonim, how come such a great beloved Rav has no recommendations from any Sydney Rabbonim who are the only ones who know him as a Rav?
Braun’s Kehila has fallen from a strong 60 families to 12, how does this reflect on his leadership?
Isn’t he coming because his Kehila is falling apart and he has nothing to do in Sydney because nobody wants such great talent there?
Wasn’t his job built on the blood of Rabbi Feldman, the Rebbe’s Shliach in Sydney? Now the tables turned and he’s out of a job he comes to Crown Heights?
Would the Rebbe have agreed with this move? Has this ever happened before? We all know this fact, that Rabbi Chanzin who actually won an election for a position as Rov, at the first Rabbi election, the Rebbe told him to stay home.
Historically the Rebbe NEVER allowed anyone to leave one position for another.
3. What capabilities has he shown to be able to the bridge between the 2 feuding Rabbis?
4. At the Chai Ellul Farbrengen in 770 Motzoai Shabbos Parshas Ki Savo, a community Yungerman,
R.Y.K., who was invited by the Gaboim to speak and was introduced by one of them as the speaker, was shouted down with a song וכל קרני רשעים אגדע תרוממנה קרנות צדיק a bottle was thrown on him all in the presence of Rabbi Braun who did not say a word as a Jews blood was spilled, מבייש פני חבירו ברבים Erev Rosh Hashana, in the month of Tshuva and Rachmim. Is there a reason for his non response, or is this an indication of the future??
Who is behind the testimonial videos; who is taping them; who is the man is Sydney working with Mendle Hendel?
ASSOCIATIONS ARE IMPORTANT.
Many ignored Presidents Obama’s associations to radical extremist and the results of that, as we all see, are devastating. Don’t deny whats right in front of your eyes. You want to know who a person is, check out his friends.
This post will be updates as more info/concerns come in….Stay Tuned
If you have any concerns regarding ANY of the candidates please voice them here.