Even though he promised to stop functioning as a rabbi or educator and was roundly denounced by rabbis in the Five Towns, Dovid Weinberger is back at it, this time, through his blog, http://rabbiwoodmere.blogspot.com/.
His July 23 post, Positive Perspectives on a Lonely Shabbos in Yerushalayim, refers to a recent motzoi shabbos speaking engagement.
It is a sad post about being alone at a hotel for sabbath. He writes:
Knowing that I would be spending Shabbos sitting at a table alone was something that haunted me as I tried to muster the strength to be able to do so. I indeed thought that this would be doable as I am well aware of a multitude of people who are either single, divorced, widowed and spend various Shabbosos without any children, relatives or friends. After reciting Kiddush, eating the fish and then having some soup, it really hit me hard. I looked around the room of couples and families and realized that I can’t do this. One part of me wanted to be invited to someone’s table, although the other part of me just wanted to rest and be alone. As I thought of all the people who do spend Shabbos alone the pain in my heart got deeper and stronger to the point where I started to shed tears. Shabbos is a time of achdus and unity, and sitting at a table alone was a very dreadful experience to say the least.
All his other posts are also dated July 23, 2014. His post, “A Smile Takes But A Moment – The Memory Lasts Forever, begins:
With this initial article, we are inaugurating the AOK community-wide initiative to promote acts of chesed throughout the neighborhood. Our hope is that we can generate a tremendous sense of unity with our friends, acquaintances, our irreligious and non-Jewish neighbors. This first week we will focus on the attribute of sever panim yafos displaying a happy countenance.
I don’t know what to make of his choice to put on a happy face. Is it forced optimism? Or is he dressing in Torah language his lifelong beguiling and fake charm.
I am more concerned about the AOK community-wide initiative and whether he is assuming a rabbinical role, putting on any of a number of his faces, and getting ready to insinuate himself into the lives of others to their disadvantage.
Weinberger’s other blog, http://rabbiusacanada.blogspot.com/ has an August 14 post where he reflects on haughtiness in the context of shabbos nachmu, the Sabbath of Consolation. There is a lot about loving each other, but not a clue that he is reflecting on his own haughtiness.
In a nutshell, the man is trying to edge his way back into some sort of rabbinical role, and his writings make me suspect he will still be dangerous.