BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — The books of Chaim Walder were burned in front of his kever in the Sgula cemetery in Petah Tikva on Tuesday. A private library in Bnei Brak sent all of his books that they have in their possession to be burned on the day of his Hakamas Matzeiva.
I don’t think this was the best way to exhibit the frustration and anger that people are feeling. I am sure his family is hurting in ways we can’t imagine. To do this is not a repudiation of the man or his book or what he is supposed to have done, but it it IS probably causing great pain and anguish to his family who had nothing to do with his actions but have to live through the fallout. The man’s sins are his own. We have no right to torture his family. If libraries and people don’t want his books, just dump them for recycling. Let’s not let justifiable indignation turn into public and gratuitous abuse of his family.
Something tells me this boastful Kever full of unwarranted Shvachim on the Nifter will not age well as time goes on and attitudes change and we all realize how serious these crimes (CRIMES, merely sins) are
Isn’t his matzeiva the one in the foreground?
Why are they smoking up some innocent person’s stone?
Why? What are they gaining by doing this? He’s up there already, let hashem take care of the cheshbon. They’re playing with fire.
his tombstone is making me barf
I share the rage at Walder and the burning of his books.
However, it seems to me that burning his books at his kever is a bit over the top, Was a Rov consulred?
How silly. The garbage can was readily available, and creating a scene by this was unnecessary. No I’m not protecting him. I am awestruck by the epitaph on his matzeivoh. It makes him sound like a tzaddik, yet he died much the opposite. He left behind his books that Gedolei Yisroel said should be discarded. But when the flames go out and the ashes swept up, his matzeivoh still reads like a tzaddik. Better use of time and resources would look to obliterate the resume of achievements that are now points of disgrace. Some putty or grout might have been better than a bonfire.
I wonder if they took the family’s feelings into account. The book burning won’t help the victims. But it sure can hurt the innocent relatives who have been left bereft and bewildered by this painful story.
I am at a loss for words. I have no idea what prompted this, whether it’s a good idea or not, why it was allowed by the authorities, what Daas Torah was consulted if any… just a complete loss for words.
He should be exhumed and buried outside the fence. In addition, it is appalling that this matzeiva was allowed. It should be destroyed.
Well done. I’m horrified that his books are still on the shelf of a local Jewish library in my neighborhood.
This Matzeva is a big joke!! The family members just lost their title of innocence. How can anybody allow these words describing a creature like him??
No one seems to notice or comment on the heaps of praise bestowed on his Matseiva…
He was probably walking around hell thinking it can’t get any hotter than this, when suddenly the book bonfire began and made it hotter.
Too bad mine are already in the garbage dump
Yes!! Now all abusers can see what we will do to them!
a true ner zikaron
as yidden we believe things dont end in the cemetary , so burning or spray painting doesnt do much – a side note the fire looks far away from his grave – i understand that the nusach hamatzeiva is killing YOU
one more observation , i too am shocked at the guts to write that nusach ,i sure believe he is guilty BUT crazy as it sounds the words of the matzeiva are TRUE , yet the deep evil is also true
I should have burned his books. However I merely threw them into the regular garbage. I regret that
Why was there a Hakamas Matzeiva?
I don’t know if that was correct.
It does say Baruch HaShem in numerous places and the stories are about other people’s lives.
I simply put in two plastic bags and left to be taken to garbage.
They really showed him!!
Sounds like something that Berland would dream up!
Some people simply have too much time on their hands.
I guess going to work and earning an honest living instead of marching through Shuls and disrupting davening here in Brooklyn every morning, simply never crossed their minds