Now You Know The Rest Of The Story..........
The Torah Matzav
Monday, November 4, 2019
times have changed
Times have changed.
The Sefer Ta’amei Haminhagim (p.553) writes, when they installed for the
first time a clock in the Shul in Pressburg, the Chareidim
protested against it. They held it was wrong to bring in new
changes in the decorum of a Bais Haknesses.
The Roshei & Tuvei Hakohol ignored their request.
R.Yechiel Michel Kitzeh zt”l (Mechaber, Shalmei Nedavah) said to the
Chareidim , to take rocks in their hands and stone the
The first rock was thrown by R. Y.M. Kitzeh followed by the rest. The
clock was shattered into hundred pieces. Then he took an axe and smashed the
pieces and said "Modernity is אביזורייהו דע"ז * which needs to
The Shoel Umeishiv (3:1:299) was asked,
A person donated a clock and was put on the wall of the Shul. The clock
was thrown out of the Shul, by the Chareidim
The question was, "What is the status of the clock".