He’s the most powerful Orthodox rabbi in Los Angeles. The yeshiva and kollel communities look to him for guidance. He is the power behind the RCC.
What does he want? What is his vision?
He strikes me as a man who toes the party line of charedi leader Rabbi Elyashiv in Israel.
Rabbi Bess has isolated Modern Orthodoxy’s two Los Angeles scholars — Yehuda Bukspan and David Rue (Los Angeles Beit Din).
People would ask questions of Rabbi Bukspan and then report back to Rabbi Bess who’d use their information to push Rabbi Bukspan to the margins of the Orthodox community.
Rabbi Bess is a master politician, a builder of coalitions and a grand strategist.