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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3120 on: June 24, 2023, 11:36:37 PM »
someone is gonna have to spill the beans
Everyone is going to find out everything with all the gory details fairly soon after Vanity Fair puts out a comprehensive article about it.
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3121 on: June 24, 2023, 11:39:47 PM »
Lakewood guy wrote seforim (think he headed a kollel at one point), apparently led double life for years dating hundreds of non Jewish girls in NYC and scamming them with assumed identity. He put out a lot of money and effort to hide the search results over the years but Vanity Fair is coming out with an expose.
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3122 on: June 24, 2023, 11:57:45 PM »
Recently divorced
Thankfully he didn't leave his wife an aguna;)

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3123 on: June 25, 2023, 12:00:51 AM »
Lakewood guy wrote seforim (think he headed a kollel at one point), apparently led double life for years dating hundreds of non Jewish girls in NYC and scamming them with assumed identity. He put out a lot of money and effort to hide the search results over the years but Vanity Fair is coming out with an expose.
Before anyone gets all riled up and starts generalizing to other people in Lakewood etc; he's been doing this for a very, very long time and those who know him aren't at all surprised. He's very much an anomaly and quite a unique case.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3124 on: June 25, 2023, 12:04:46 AM »
Before anyone gets all riled up and starts generalizing to other people in Lakewood etc; he's been doing this for a very, very long time and those who know him aren't at all surprised. He's very much an anomaly and quite a unique case.
This belongs in the Future of Lakewood thread only in the sense that in a population of over 100,000 you are statistically bound to have at least a few seriously unwell individuals.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3125 on: June 25, 2023, 12:41:28 AM »
Before anyone gets all riled up and starts generalizing to other people in Lakewood etc; he's been doing this for a very, very long time and those who know him aren't at all surprised. He's very much an anomaly and quite a unique case.

Anyone who is going to extrapolate an individual's misdeeds to an entire community already thought that of the community before they heard of that individual.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3126 on: June 25, 2023, 05:54:51 AM »
Before anyone gets all riled up and starts generalizing to other people in Lakewood etc; he's been doing this for a very, very long time and those who know him aren't at all surprised. He's very much an anomaly and quite a unique case.

Why only recently divorced when doing this for a dozen years already?

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3127 on: June 25, 2023, 05:55:09 AM »
Thankfully he didn't leave his wife an aguna;)
Are you sure about that?

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3128 on: June 25, 2023, 05:55:21 AM »
What happened with TLS that they don’t cover BMG?

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3129 on: June 25, 2023, 05:59:07 AM »
This is so sad. I'm not surprised. I knew him from years ago in yeshiva. A genius. Such a capable guy. If only he used these skills for positive things...

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3130 on: June 25, 2023, 10:14:41 AM »
Why only recently divorced when doing this for a dozen years already?
He was caught
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3131 on: June 25, 2023, 10:38:32 AM »
This is so sad. I'm not surprised. I knew him from years ago in yeshiva. A genius. Such a capable guy. If only he used these skills for positive things...
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אדם ביקר ולא יבין נמשל כבהמות נדמו

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3132 on: June 25, 2023, 10:43:12 AM »
This is so sad. I'm not surprised. I knew him from years ago in yeshiva. A genius. Such a capable guy. If only he used these skills for positive things...
I was too. Actually learned with him for some time. Creepy.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3133 on: June 25, 2023, 05:12:45 PM »
Lakewood guy wrote seforim (think he headed a kollel at one point), apparently led double life for years dating hundreds of non Jewish girls in NYC and scamming them with assumed identity. He put out a lot of money and effort to hide the search results over the years but Vanity Fair is coming out with an expose.

This. Is. Crazy.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3134 on: June 25, 2023, 06:01:03 PM »
This. Is. Crazy.
It is but not surprising to those who knew him...he always had long hair and was always "out there" even when busy learning...crazy thing is that he married a great all around innocent BY girl who had all these maalos in the world but obviously had no clue what she was dealing with

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3135 on: June 25, 2023, 06:14:41 PM »
It is but not surprising to those who knew him...he always had long hair and was always "out there" even when busy learning...crazy thing is that he married a great all around innocent BY girl who had all these maalos in the world but obviously had no clue what she was dealing with
IIRC he finished shas when he was in Yeshivah but definitely some things going on even back then….

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3136 on: June 26, 2023, 12:06:40 AM »
Interestingly, in the הקדמה to his ספר which he wrote over a decade ago, he quotes the chazal במקום שבעלי תשובה עומדים אין צדיקים גמורים יכולים לעמוד as a מליצה, but perhaps those words will prove to be relevant for him in the literal sense as he takes stock of the path he has gone down and where it has led him.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3137 on: June 26, 2023, 01:03:50 AM »
Interestingly, in the הקדמה to his ספר which he wrote over a decade ago, he quotes the chazal במקום שבעלי תשובה עומדים אין צדיקים גמורים יכולים לעמוד as a מליצה, but perhaps those words will prove to be relevant for him in the literal sense as he takes stock of the path he has gone down and where it has led him.

It could be he wrote that because maybe he previously fell and got himself back up and wrote the sefer before falling again.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3138 on: June 26, 2023, 01:22:49 AM »
Interestingly, in the הקדמה to his ספר which he wrote over a decade ago, he quotes the chazal במקום שבעלי תשובה עומדים אין צדיקים גמורים יכולים לעמוד as a מליצה, but perhaps those words will prove to be relevant for him in the literal sense as he takes stock of the path he has gone down and where it has led him.
Was it a good Sefer?

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #3139 on: June 26, 2023, 02:55:59 AM »
I once asked a friend regarding reb Shlomo, he told me, the greater the yetzer tov, great is the yetzer hara.

But also, Chaim grade talks a lot about this type of person, one who can learn shaa but is empty