Shmuel Borger has produced an infomercial tape for his video production, Tears for Moshiach, which is supposed to hasten the arrival of the moshiach. He exploits the memory of his son Motty a’h and insists on a false account of the cause of death. He dwells on the sin of lashon horah (gossip) but ignores the Chofetz Chaim about the obligation to report information to protect others from harm. He implies the endorsement of important rabbis which he does not have.
I have spoken to people who tried to listen to the entire tape but couldn’t make it to the end. Most of them said, “it made me gag.” After two failed attempts I forced myself to listen right through to the end. It is an astounding piece of audio work. It doesn’t teach anything of value about lashon horah, bringing the geulah, or even the truth about Motty’s death. But it sure shows us the real Shmuel Borger.
He will amaze you with his fine speaking voice and his eerie level of emotionless control. He will display a full range of emotion but you will detect the faking. He will move from stories and histrionics into the closing sales pitch for his upcoming video and invite you become a financial sponsor. Klal yisroel could have benefited immensely from Sammy Borger’s talents if he had devoted himself to selling gadgets on television and donating the proceeds to worthy causes.
You have no reason to believe me. Perhaps I am acting out a personal vendetta. Perhaps I do not properly understand this fine upstanding citizen who produced some very fine albums decades ago with his Amudai Shaish Boys Choir when he was known in the business as Sammy Borger. I urge you to decide for yourselves.
Take the Borger Challenge. See if you can get yourself to listen to his tape right to the end. You can play it on YeshivaWorldNews’or you can download it. Feel free to share the details of your experience with the rest of us.
If you don’t have the stomach to listen to the audio, you can read the transcript of the tape: Text of Infomercial for Borger’s For-Profit Venture, TEARS FOR MOSHIACH.
Please click on the link below to listen to a second heartrending message from Shmuel Borger, father of Motty Borger Z”L, the Chosson who tragically was Niftar just 2 days after his wedding.In the message Shmuel Borger tells those who created false articles written by news outlets – including the NY Post, and subsquently reported on various so-called “Jewish blogs” how they are hurting Klal Yisroel.“My son did not jump”, says R’ Borger, and proceeds to relate the tragedy in detail.His heartrending message is to all of Klal Yisroel who he says were misled, and who were “Mekabel” various “Motzei Shem Ra”, and “Lashon Hara”, and has an important request of Klal Yisroel.Shmuel Borger requests that you please take the time to listen to his important and inspiring message about his upcoming worldwide event film production being shown after Pesach which will touch the hearts of Klal Yisroel and with the hope that we can see Moshiach very soon in our days.
If you go on down to the comments you will see that even those comments allowed through Yeshiva World News’ heavy censorship included many critical of Borger’s exploitation of his son’s death.