Thursday, April 23, 2009
Demand of the Day
When they say that people verren meshuga fun leidig geyen they weren't kidding. It seems like in Israel the most important thing on their minds now is having separate - or divided - buses for ladies and gents in cities with major Charedi populations. Not that it's a bad thing, necessarily, it's just not what I think needs to be top priority right now. I think we can safely assume - based on Daas Teyreh being dead - that is a grassroots effort here, and not in a good way. What I mean is simple: In times like these, when we need to take the minds of the masses off of what really matters, like jobs, health and education, there are those that try and put diversions up, so as to make the masses forget about what really bothers them. It might have been kosher cellphones until now, and now it's separate but equal busing. So you have a few Gerrer and Toldos Aron Jews, who seem to put lots of emphasis on these inyonim, and they make a big, big tummel about this. They DEMAND that Egged Bus Co. provide it for them. At least in New York it's a private venture, if you don't like it take a train. In Israel, it seems, they want it all, separate busing provided by the Government.
Truth be told, vos geit mir ohn if they want separate busing? I live here and haven't visited the Holy Land in a loooong time. Nor Vos? I feel like they're making us all look like a bunch of meshugoyim! Then again; there's not much I can do about but write my thoughts. What I do find appalling is the fact that it's quite obvious that this was not something that the Rabbonim realized needed tikkun, rather they were "convinced" by people with way too much time on their hands to get on board, otherwise they'd look like they don't care about "Kedushas Yisroel..." It is good to see, however, that not all were duped into this, most Rabbonim stood their ground and didn't get on board. But we can have a good laugh at some of those who DID sign up for this ridiculous campaign. I think Reb Baruch Mordche Ezrachi prize student of Yeshivas Chevron, and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Ateres Yisroel is not whom you'd take as the "poster Rov" for this campaign, if you know what I mean. Especially since he seems to think that he's giving some kind of shmuess, judging from the faces and hand gestures I see.
Over and out.