Sammy Borger is Preaching Tznius

Shmuel (Sammy) Borger, former choir leader of Amudai Shaish, and huckster extraordinaire is now hawking tznius (modesty) with robo-calls. Many authorities think he is the wrong man for this job. If you want to be either upset or entertained call (845) 208-2415. Continue reading

Borger’s Cancerous Understanding of Teen Rebellion and Tshuvah (Repentance)

Shmuel Borger has produced a video, Still Your Child, superimposed on Shloime Daskal’s singing. It has provoked negative reactions by DovBear, Frum Satire, Hashkafah, and Failed Messiah.  By my count, over 500 readers submitted comments on these blogs and YouTube. A reader of this blog, Avromie, submitted his own review of this film. It impressed me by its insight into why so many people find this video disturbing.

Borger’s Cancerous Understanding of Teen Rebellion and Tshuvah

Guest Post by Avromie

It is difficult for me to watch the music video by Shmuel Borger without condemning him personally. I know him only by his public statements and work. My negative experiences with people like him must be affecting my judgment. I feel compelled to highlight the corrupt outlook this video passes off as righteousness. Continue reading

Borger Strikes Again, This Time With Robocalls

Shmuel Borger is keeping up his drumbeat of publicity for TEARS FOR MOSHIACH. Residents of Borough Park were hit with robocalls to get them out to the show and to clarify that his ad was wrong and men are also invited to attend. You can hear the message by calling (225) 302-8036. But I am going to try to spare you the pain and the endless repetition. Below are the main points in his message.

  • Tonight in Borough Park, TEARS FOR MOSHIACH, 8:00 p.m. sharp!
  • For men women and teenagers over 14 years, separate seating in two separate halls. Please disregard all ads in your newspaper, which say, for men only.
  • Everyone is talking about this magnificent production.
  • At the Bais Yaacov school, 46th Street between 13th and 14th Avenue
  • Everyone is talking about this MAGNIFICENT PRODUCTION
  • TEARS FOR MOSHIACH: a one hour, thirty-five minute production!
  • A Shmuel Borger MUST SEE production. TEARS FOR MOSHIACH!

Below are other posts about Shmuel (Sammy) Borger that might interest you.

Text of Infomercial for Borger’s For-Profit Venture, TEARS FOR MOSHIACH

Below is the full text of the tape of Borger’s infomercial which I wrote about in my post, Take the Borger Challenge.

Notable details include:

  • Borger’s exploitation of his son’s death,
  • his improbable attempt to claim there was no suicide,
  • his grandiose belief that G-d killed two innocent Jews in Teaneck because others were attacking Sammy Borger,
  • the fact that he does not name a single individual or organization that is endorsing this venture, not even the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation.

Read it for yourself and decide. Continue reading

Borger’s ad for TEARS FOR MOSHIACH in Yated Ne’eman and The Jewish Press

Below is the full text of the most recent Shmuel Borger advertisement for his video production TEARS FOR MOSHIACH.  Borger  is alleged  to be a pedophile who tries to divert attention by lashon horah drashos. Sammy Borger has been promoting this project which exploits the memory of his son, Motty a”h, as another one of his schemes to make money.  He also produced a tape to promote this event.  I challenge you to listen to it without gagging. The print ads were first published in Yated  Ne’eman and The Jewish Press on March 29, 2010. This second round was published in the same weeklies on April 30, 2010. Each of the ads took up two full pages. I have made some layout adjustments  to present them in single column format. Continue reading

Take the Borger Challenge: Listen to His Entire Tape

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.

Shmuel Sammy Borger

Shmuel Sammy Borger

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. Continue reading