Monday, May 23, 2011
Does this pass for "chilul Hashem?"
Old Shul in Skvira, Ukraine. From Wiki
I had a very busy weekend and didn't do much internet browsing. A friend sent me a message at 7pm asking if I saw the news about Skver. I hadn't seen it yet, and went to VIN on my old 2G Blackberry. What can I say? That I was shocked? Surprised, maybe. But that's it. We've been totally desensitized to be shocked anymore. געוואלד! איך נפלו הגבורים Trying to trap a family of 5 in a burning wood house is probably a new low, despite how try people try to downplay this by saying "כבר הי' לעולמים" that Chassidic disputes lead to death back in the Old Country. I'd rather not make this about me, and about what I was accused of only two weeks ago/last week, namely that that I had perpetrated the greatest chilul hashem of all time, so I won't.