Saturday, March 20, 2010
It seems an innocent little ad announcing shiurim in chassidus in a library that does just that got some poor zhlob into a lotta trouble. He now needs to part with 5000 NIS, right at the time that he needs it most, a knas he needs to pay for displaying "inappropriate content" in his paper. That's right, a shiurim announcement is inappropriate in the convoluted eyes of these people in the Occupied Territories that are Modi'in. I would think with Lubavitch being so מחוץ למחנה as some of you would put it, that they'd take the money from the ads and laugh all the way to the bank. After all, who would go to a shiur made by a bunch of loonies, right? It seems that the crime was that they withheld the ad from the censors who review every issue with a fine-tooth comb. At first they threatened to ban the paper completely, in the end they "settled" on a 5,000 shekel fine. These people just crack me up.