Friday, August 29, 2014
דער "משכיל" שמואל חיים פפנהיים פון תולדות אהרן ווייזט אונז אז היינט איז אכשר דרא און אז אמאל האט מען יא געדרוקט בילדער פון ווייבער
Remember when we ran the story about the Di Tzeitung airbrushing Madame Clinton out of their situation room photo back in 2011? Remember what kind of hellstorm that created? And how they had to apologize to the Western world? I even called up publisher Reb Albert Friedman to apologize for all the heartache I caused him! It turns it may have all been for naught, and that Mr. Friedman really didn't have to airbrush Mrs. Clinton in the first place. But it took a so-called "Maskil" like Pappenheim to bring this to light. Pappenheim was up until a few short years ago a major player in the קנאי camp, but it seems like all those interviews and meetings with the more modern and even irreligious elements in Israel took its toll. Today he's not so sure whether the ways of תולדות אהרן וכדומה are just and sane. But what do you expect from a man for whom the blood of German Jews flows? Toldos is but two generations in his family, German Orthodoxy has much stronger roots.