Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Something Wrong With This Picture?
There's a new daily newspaper in (Israel) town. The Point (The Publisher Says) is to get away from the partisan politics displayed by the reigning 2 frum papers in Israel, and to tell it like it is, without worrying about offending this Satmar or that Vizhnitz or the other Bobov. So, they went around to some of the Gedolei HoRabbonim in Israel to get their Brochoh/Haskomoh, and they took pictures of the Rabbonim holding/reading the paper. People are outraged! How dare they "shame" the Rabbonim by snapping pictures of them reading the newspaper? After all, we all know that they never read the (frum) papers, and they get all their news from a little bird that flies to their windows.... The fact that there are pictures of Rav Chaim Ozer zt"l reading a Yiddish paper on Datshe means nothing to them, I guess, we're in constant "Achsher Doro" mode, we do things better....
What do you think?