This Weekend at the Agudah Convention the Novominsker Rebbe took the floor to take a blow at the famous Rosh Yeshiva of BMG for publicly opposing the new Israeli mandatory draft law. The Novominsker Rebbe who is great supporter of the IDF couldn’t stay quiet. At his main speech to the convention he spoke like a true talmid of Zev Jabutinsky asking all to refrain from opposing this bill. ( Agudath Israel is refusing to upload the footage.)
Some background: As a teenager in Chaim Berlin Yeshiva he was a true believer in Jabotinsky. From being a true ‘Revisionist’, he went on to make great progress to become a true Zionist as it was the zeitgeist of his younger years.
On Sunday morning many students of BMG who are fans of R’ Malkiel Shlita called the Novominsker Rebbe and demanded he do not attend the funeral of the Telshe Rosh Yeshiva.
The Novominsker Rebbe called R’ Malkiel begging… It would be quiet embarrassing if he can’t show up.
R. Malkiel walked out of the B”M to greet the Novominsker and they walked in together holding hands. There was a large police presence for the duration of the levayah and 6 police officers surrounded the Rebbe car to protect him from the large crowds and allow him easy access to the building. When Rav Malkiel Shlita gave his eulogy he made a specific mention about the Novomisker stating that כל מעשיו לשם שמים.