What Harry does when he has nothing to write about.
Harry's my friend, and he does maintain some dignity there, but c'mon already! How many times can the same subject be rehashed?!
While you're there put in a good word for the Tzig....
UPDATE 2/3/08 AT 8:45PM
It seems to me that Lubavitch has become the poster child for "kick him while he's down," at least in the eyes of their detractors. Of course "being down" is only in their eyes, but they are the beholders here, so we need to see things how they see them. The Misnagdishe Kreizen have always had it in for Lubavitch, so with them it's no Chiddush, but it's the Harrys of the World, (no offense Mr. Maryles) and the Dati LeUmi Rabbis of the world, that seem to have joined in on the kicking frenzy. Why? very simple. The half-baked Jews of the world, those that keep only the very basics, and have a very hard time doing that, seemingly have realized that they're scorned by the rest of the frum world. After all, to model yourself today after a DiEved situation in America and Europe is sheer stupidity, and only a fool would LeKatchillah set up an educational system like that today. But they continue to, and keep on justifying what they do, ignoring the laws of nature, and pointing to an occasional s--ual scandal amongst the black hatters as proof that their ways are just.
The problem is that often times Lubavitch was the only friend that the ModOrthos had in the frum world. The only ones who afforded Rav Yoshe Ber Soloveitchik any respect in the frum world were the Lubavitchers. The rest of the Yeshivishers scorned him in public and privately grabbed his seforim off the shelves when they were printed, because they knew his greatness in Torah but were intimidated by him, so he was sidelined. The same goes for his brother Rav Aron z"l. Lubavitchers were also these quasi-Zionists who supposedly fought the good fight about Shleimus HaAretz, one that was popular among many in the MO world. Deep down, however, many in the Mo world were not happy with the Lubavitchers. "They're not real Zionists, they don't say Hallel on Yom Ho'Atzmaut, and they don't believe that the State is Aschalta DiGeulah." And they're right. Many of the hardcore Misnagdim also taught in places like YU and imparted their thoughts about Chassidim with their Talmidim. Not that they needed to learn how to scorn the Chassidim and their weird ways and dress, they did that regardless. But now, once some Lubavitchers continue to be out of the realm of Jewish thought, many of the MOs have decided to exact revenge on the Lubavitchers for being part of the black hatters who really had no respect for them. They now see themselves as having moved up the totem pole, and having passed the Lubavitchers on the "real Jews" list.
Nit Doh Ver S'zol Lachen....