Thursday, August 02, 2007


The Rabbis have issued a new and exciting ban [Via Reb Harry] No concerts. And we don't mean non-Jewish music, or even mixed seating events. We mean concerts. All concerts. Even when men and women are seated seperately. According to the notice:
'We trembled at hearing about the terrible breach in our [community] of 'music evenings' and 'concerts' in which musicians sing before men and women sitting together, Heaven forefend, and even not together. All Torah leaders have in the past clearly forbidden these events, even when men and women are separate." The rabbis say the ban applies to men, women and children and of course the performers. Newspapers are not permitted to advertise these events, according to the ad, and musicians who sing "in front of men and women together" must not be invited to sing at other events.'
Wonderful. And as everyone and anyone with half a brain is asking: Trembling? Trembling? Where in the name of God were you with your tremors and your nervous quivers when the news came out that a monster was allowed to continue teaching children for 20 years?

Where are the public notices against the other "terrible breaches in our community?" Why don't you shake at the uneducated masses of Jews who have nothing but their black hats to recommend them? Never in the whole history of Judaism was poverty, and anti-intellectualism and meaningless frum shtick celebrated to the extent that it is now. (as Harry documents)

Isn't that worth a public tremble or two?

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