Tuesday, March 16, 2010
(Guest Post by the blogger formerly known as Not Brisk)
I am to indebted to Reb Hirshel for giving me this opportunity to speak to such a diverse oylam; Satmarers, Stoliners, Bney Torah and a couple of Lubavitcher and Hungarain nuch shlepers/ tag-along. After all, this forum was the inspiration for my late humble blog and it is apropos that I bid my farewell over here. Obviously, the JBlogosphere, which is somewhat reflective of real life – is biased against Chabad and Torah Jews. I tried to mimic Tzig’s unique style, failed, and developed one of my own. Did I accomplish anything? Do the haters view Haredim in a different light? Who knows, mir darfen tuhn, mir darfen nisht uftun.
As a Snag who was taught to talk about himself and his accomplishments, I must say that overall my blog was a successful endeavour and my readership kept on increasing, got a lot of “hits” and even had received an occasional comment that actually spoke to der zach. So why did I stop? A variety of reasons, some personal and some that are obvious. I regretted revealing a lot of information that is normally said behind closed doors on Rechov Peres to a hand-picked crowd of people with good heads, money and family connections. Similarly, the world of Reb Leib, Reb Shmuel Charkover and the other talmidim of the Mashgiach should not be plastered on the web. If you really want to see Reb Leib’s introduction to the first HaTvunah, you can read it yourself on Hebrewbooks.
I want to make it clear that I don’t regret, chalilah, anything I wrote about the Rationalists and particularly the so-called leaders of Modern Orthodoxy. There is no doubt in my mind that they are the intellectual heirs of the Hellenists and they are out to destroy the nekudah pnimyus of the yid. The words of the Chosid Yayvetz that Maran often quotes, that the oyphgeklerter all shmad zich in 1492, ring true these days as well, והבן כי קצרתי. I repeatedly pointed out that Natan Slifkin thinks that Torah doesn’t contain anything that humans can’t understand, chalilah, and is an outright denier of pniymyus HaTorah. I also expressed dismay that Mr. Harry Marlyes can wake up every morning and spend hours cutting and pasting articles from Der Sturmer וכו' וכו'.
As of late, Not Brisker Yeshivish started attacking Chabad. How was I able to attack the Tzig when he helped my blog out so much? Maybe it was the indoctrination to hate Chabad even after we eat at their tables and break bread with them when we are stranded in yehupitz? I myself don’t know. Regardless, the Chabad material attracted many people that are mikusher to the Rebbe. Did I realize that in other five years the whole blog might become a Chabad blog? Once again, I don’t know.
I would like to thank all of my readers and especially those who commented. I enjoyed it while it lasted and I hope that many of you did to. I understand that I offended many people and often spoke harshly. I humbly ask forgiveness from all of you and please be moichel me b'peh mohley.