Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Compares Modern Orthodox To Esav
A reader emails:
Last Shabbos the Flatbush Jewish community was treated to a visit by Roshei Yeshivos from Beis Medrash Govoha of Lakewood.
While speaking at Shalosh Seudos at the Aguda on Avenue L (Agudath Israel Bais Binyomin), one of the Roshei Yeshiva offered a d’var torah exhorting the listeners to follow Yaakov’s example in fighting the angel representing Esau, and in like manner, beware of other evils that appear brotherly. His list of heretics ended with “...Reform, Conservative and Modern Orthodox.” There was a palpable embarrassment throughout the room at the notion that he would paint halachik, Sabbath-observing Orthodox Jews with this broad bush, but no apology issued from the Lakewood luminary.