“Why doesn’t the community do something?”
“The community needs to get together and….”
“Where are the community leaders?”
“People in the community need to…”
We hear and see the above types comments quite frequently. But here is the realty of the so called Crown Heights Jewish “community”…
The Crown Heights Jewish community is not one community and that’s a good thing.
Please Note: This op-ed does not apply to members of the Crown Heights Hatzolah, Crown Heights Shomrim and all other Chesed organizations designed to help all Jews living in the Crown Heights neighborhood. Although these organization are comprised of many individuals from many different factions, but when it comes to helping Yidden they are here for everybody and everybody is here for them (for support).
The Crown Heights Jewish community today is no different then what you will find in the Jewish Communities of Borough Park, Williamsburg and beyond.
Just as you will find in the Jewish Communities of Borough Park, Williamsburg and beyond many different sects or factions, each with their own community structure, their own institutions, their own organizations, their own Shuls, their own Rebbe’s and Rabonim/Rav etc..etc..
So too (Baroch Hashem) you will find this in Crown Heights.
In the past 20 years (since the passing of the lubavicher Rebbe Zt”l in 1994), over 40 new Shuls (if not more) were established.
Each Shul today is basically its own community.
This structure brings only more goodness and kindness to the neighborhood.
There are more Torah classes, more organizations to help the needy, etc…etc… and most importantly more personnel responsibility.
So before you go commenting about what the so called “community” has to or should do, or what the so called “leadership” has to or should do, ask what you personally are doing in your specific community to make things better.
When you manage to convince the people of your community and/or your family at home to take action (whatever the call of the day is), only then come to everybody else in the neighborhood (all the other communities) and demand that they get involved as well.
And guess what? Even if you fail to convince your own family and friends to join you. Don’t give up. If you truly indent to do something good, then do it yourself. I’ve come to realize a very long time ago that if your not going to do it yourself, it’s not going to get done. If there’s no “we” then there’s “YOU” and you alone.
In a place where there is no man, be a man!
“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.” (Rebbe Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev zt”l).
My father said: A Chassid creates an environment. If he does not, he had better check his own baggage carefully, to see whether his own affairs are in order. The very fact that he fails to create an environment should make him as broken as a splinter. He must demand of himself: What am I doing in this world? (Hayom Yom 30 Adar I, Rosh Chodesh).
There is only one very small faction within the Crown Heights neighborhood that tries to enforce themselves on everybody else.
This faction is known as the Meshichist Mossrim and/or Corrupt Cabal of the CHJCC and/or (Currently) the B.S. (Braun & Schwei) faction (all these mentioned factions are one of the same). They can also be referred to as the 770 basement crowed. (More on who are the 770 basement crowed to come).
This small faction of Meshichist Mossrim has no community structure, the only common thing that “unites” (comm-unity) anybody who claims to be of this faction is baseless hate, contention, jealously and strife. As long as they have a common “enemy”, they will be “untied”. Otherwise (as we have seen over the years), they destroy each other.
This faction has no structure, no leadership, no organization that truly helps the needy, no Rabonim/Rav and definitely no Rebbe. This faction is comprised of losers who after all this time, have not found their place in a proper community.
No community let’s them in by choice, so they resort to using force and infiltration. They can’t win over our hearts and minds so they try to take it with force.
They try to infiltrate us with their propaganda. Propaganda in which they mask under a false and fake “ideology” of Rebbe and Moshiach. We all know this/they have nothing to do with Rebbe nor Moshiach, it’s all about power and money. If we don’t give them the power (they demand) they will take it by force.
They try to force upon us there so called “Vaad Hakoul” and so called “Beth Din”.
This Meshichist faction and/or “community” is the only faction attempting to infiltrate into other communities.
The good news:
Now (unlike 15-20 years ago) they are on the outside so desperately trying to get [back] in (by force). They are not wanted or welcomed anywhere and they know it.
Proclaiming ‘Yechi’ and waving their flags* (at the parade or anywhere else) has nothing to do with their false false and fake “ideology” or believe, it’s all about making a statement of “we are still here.
Unfortunately, when they are successful in infiltration our communities, it’s only as a result of us letting them by giving in to terrorism (harassment and intimidation).* It is unfortunately only “our” people that give them recognition and legitimacy
* As the graph shows above, the only people who let them infiltrate are the cowards (in light blue as described here), who are not strong in their principles or (and most likely) have another agenda (which I will talk about in my next post).
[Photos] Meshichistim Infiltrate ‘The Great Parade 5773’ by distribution their flags to the children without permission from the parade organizers, schools and parents.