PHOTO: Lakewood’s Cong. Sons of Israel cemetery rebrands with more Frum-sounding name

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15 COMMENTS

  1. I can see how a person that isn’t as “frum” or maybe isnt frum at all might be sensitive to the “rebranding” or the publicity of it to say the least.

  2. BH so now we can carry on with our “with it” “unzereh” “clique” caste system into the Afterlife…. Can every religious Jew be buried there or only those who wear white shirts and have Pull with the right people with the right size peyos\shaitel?. The other tzaddikim in gan Eden will be so out classed and outshined since they are not buried in a exclusive bais hakvorosl ike we are, what a splash will we make.

    • Berish

      I am not replying to ask about your comment, I am asking you about the concept. Are you saying that being buried with Shomrei Torah Umitzvos is the same as being buried with Mechalelei Shabbos? Are you saying a yid is a yid is a yid regardless of anything?

      Obviously every yid has a special place in the RBSO world – both this one and the next one but I find it interesting to see your comment making as if regardless of who you are or the life you lead everyone is an equal.

      The Manchester Rosh Yeshiva ZTL asked to be buried in the area where only young children were buried for he wanted to be surrounded by only those who never sinned. I would think the choice of who one is buried near makes a huge difference. Wouldn’t you?

      • You obviously did not comprehend what I wrote your post does not pertain to anything I wrote please reread as many times as you need to till you understand what I wrote. I did not write anything about religious observance.

    • I am actually frummer than the frummer and I wear a blue shirt. When we get upstairs, you will finally agree that I was saying the truth.
      Let us take 1 simple example:
      You have one man with a white shirt and a black jacket and let us say that sometimes he will shmuz during davening. You have another man who happens to be wearing a colored shirt, maybe he has a jacket or maybe he does not have a jacket, but he is extremely careful not to shmuz at all in the Shul, during davening, after davening, if you want to talk to him, you need to step outside because he does not want Chas VeChalila to hurt the concentration of another person in Shul who is sincerely trying to daven and focus on his davening. Who gets a better spot in Gan Eden?
      Don’t get me wrong: There are many many many people that wear a white shirt and they treat the Shul like the Oval Office. I am referring to those few people that are not yet holding there.

      • Yicchus in Torah Jewry is no longer measured by Torah knowledge, but rather by wealth.

        Put a couple of extra “0’s” at the end of the check you are writing and you will be assured of getting Shidduchim for your children; high schools and seminaries for your daughters; and the Kollels with the highest prestige for your sons and sons-in-law.

  3. Before they translate anything into Hebrew they may want to consult with someone who speaks the language. In Hebrew the noun is before the adjective (yeled tov). Shouldn’t it be Beit hakvarot Lakewood?

    • You are right. To all the commenters above, just for the record, I grew up in that shul, and I ended up learning in BMG for almost 10 years and finished almost the whole Shabbos Lhalacha besides learning many mesechtos with the Yeshiva. If not for that shul, my family might not have become shomer shabbos.

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