Thursday, July 24, 2014
Ysoscher Katz proves to us that blood is thicker than water
See his latest thoughts on Tablet Magazine's attacks on Hasidic Rebbes
Blood is family. Family and friends. Water is, well, I'm not quite sure what water is. I guess it means acquaintances, fellow bloggers... I'm not here to attack or "expose" Reb Sucher. His story is well-known, and he makes no bones about his past life. And you might say that I can very much relate to him, the defending his old friends part. There were several occasions lately where I could've written about stuff in the frum media, but I knew that the people who would REALLY enjoy it are the haters, and why give them fodder? And you might say that I admire his courage to stand up and defend his people. Especially if they're (read: Tablet magazine) just hocking. This despite the fact that Tablet is using the same kind of logic Reb Ysoscher would use on any other topic. But אלץ האט א שיעור. ביז צו די פופיק. I can write about these topics, not you, Tablet Magazine! So maybe there's hope for Reb Ysoscher, after all? אפשר וועט ער "קומען צום שכל" און צוריק ווערן א היימישע איד?