Thursday, November 11, 2010
It's amazing what a few dollars will do for you.
For one you'll take 60+ years and send it down the toilet. For 60+ years Chinuch Atzmai and Tziyonishe gelt was good, all of a sudden they've become Kanoyim! The Nesivos Sholom, who they claim to revere and love was the biggest proponent of CA and they're gonna drop it?! Mi Yegaleh Ofor MiEynecho, Baal Nesivos Sholom! They totally dropped the ball here, all for a little pride. Of course the BaGaTZ was wrong for meddling, and they HAD to be resisted, but it never had to come to that, and now they're gonna put their collective feet in their mouths for a few bucks! Satmar and the Edah HaCharedis will demand a guarantee for the money. Mark my words: 5-10 years of a complete Nituk period from the Shilton haTziyoni, otherwise not a penny. And then they'll have to switch back to only Yiddish, even in the Girls Schools. And then they'll create new dress codes. Just like the BaGaTZ meddles they'll "meddle" too. They're not total fools. "You want our money? Let's see you act on it, sweat a little like our chadorim and schools do."
The truth is that I don't blame the Yerushalayimer Slonimer for trying their best, even if it did mean pulling a fast one here. They knew that Satmar is big on Tzedokoh and even bigger on "sticking it to the Tziyonim," so they gave it a shot. Who wouldn't. But I figured that the biznessleit in Satmar would recognize a scam when they see one... I guess the need to stick it to the Tziyonim is greater than we thought it was, even at the expense of gelt and pride. We're talking about collecting money for the Immanuel Parsha back in the summer, when a bunch of fathers went to jail for not listening to BaGaTZ, who was telling them to accept all children, without exception. The Court placed a hefty knas on those fathers and they have no means to pay. So they decided to go to Satmar and see if they'll help them in their favorite cause, and it seems like they ARE helping. Slonim's talking about pulling out completely, not taking any Government money anymore, which is what subjected them to the rules in the first place. We'll see what happens. In the meantime they're working on paying off the knas part, and they're getting the "mesiras nefesh" title attached to them.
The cutest thing is that the money they collect will go straight to the טמא'נע בג"ץ to pay the Knas! They'll take that money and Shmad Yiddishe Kinder with it! Hello there? Is anybody listening?!