Thursday, November 1, 2007
Levi Brackman needs a kick in the pants
I've never liked his articles on YnetNews. He tries hard to sound sophisticated, liberal and open-minded when he has little to back that claim. Opinions needs to have some sort of support, you can't just "pick a side." He seems to enjoy taking an Ipche Mistabra Point of View. He doesn't like the Government in the "bedroom," thinks that two Feygalach should have the same rights as a normal couple, and thinks Ann Coulter is the biggest threat to American Jews. That's fine if you're DovBear, but not for a Chabad Rabbi. Now he seems to have found favor in part of what Phiilip Berg's Kaballah Center does with regards to "bringing Jews closer to Judaism," and he condemns the English Rabbis for giving an Israeli football coach who attends the KC a cold reception. So what if they sell "holy water" and red strings for 24.95 each, (not that private enterprise is a crime) somewhere along the way they do eat Matzoh, right?
See for yourself.
I'm glad Rabbi Yitzchok Shochet's standing up to him. Now there's an intelligent guy for you. The poor guy has to meddle with Brackman, who's not in his league BiChlal. He says it right when he puts Levi in the group he calls wannabe enlightened people who think that Chabad needs to be all-loving even when it comes to other philosophies that are foreign to Torah and Yiddishkeit. Maybe being English Levi figures he'll be the second coming of "Shmuley," but he's no Shmuley neither. At least Shmuley has charisma to go with his strange ideas. But, according to his website, he does offer the following: "coaching and consulting to companies, entrepreneurs, businesses, business people, executives and artists. His approach to consulting and coaching is based on the timeless ancient Jewish wisdom found in the Torah and Kabbalah." If you think you can't afford his services think again! "Rates start at $150 per hour but are are negotiable – no one is turned away due to lack of funds." That makes me feel much better, because that 150 per hour rate is just too much for a working guy like myself. I'm glad nobody's turned away.