Sunday, January 3, 2010
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
I'm waiting for the outcry that will never come. For him to be ostracized and for him to lose his Rabbinical license. For his shechitah, geyrus, hashgochoh and anything else he supervises to be annulled. How do I know it won't? it's simple. Not only is there no outcry, they're rushing to his defense! Shlomo Riskin is a nice guy. He even likes Chabad... That's not the point. The point is that we're learning now that the MO have agendas just like everybody else, and they act and react based on those agendas. That makes them like every other group in the Charedi world that protects its own. I could forgive them for not speaking out and condemning their own, since we're all guilty of that, but why give the impression that you're some bunch of frummies who are so bothered by 'treifene hashkofes' when you could really care less? Why delve into this shochet's supposed treif beliefs if you have no standards yourself, if abominations are to be accepted based on "the times that are a'changin," and if all barriers have no value since Science has evolved?
Yeah, I know, Riskin says he was misquoted, that his words were taken out of context. And the YU symposium was condemned by others in the YU faculty. But I dare say that were not Rabbi Meir Twersky a "Twersky" there would be no condemnation forthcoming. And still does not answer for the defenders like Gil Student who came to his defense. So while we wait let me remind you that guys like David Berger have yet to be heard of when it comes to either Riskin or the MZ forum. Maybe he's too busy lecturing about the dangers of Chabad... To their credit, The presidium of YU/RIETS has informed us that such relationships are forbidden, which is good to know. I also see ahead, and see that the comments to this thread will be "there's no comparison," "you're a kool-aid drinker," and "you have no seichel when it comes to Chabad." Then so be it. I'm tired of the bickering anyway, and I wish y'all would be too, and I wish y'all would recognize that Chabad is not your biggest problem anymore.