Lastly, there's the promise of a "Special appearance by world famous Chasidic singer Mordechai ben David." One reader who sent this declared, "I think it is alarming that a mainstream, non-Lubavitcher Jewish singing star like him might participate, giving strength, credibility and encouragement to the messianic Lubavitchers." Such a concern would seem to me yet another claim that the yeshivish/chasidic music stars are to be considered role models, or that there's much more to their motivation beyond the money; this has consistently proven to be a poor claim to make. Nonetheless, it's hard to imagine how any non-messianist Jew would take part in this event in any fashion, and I wonder if he'll go through with it.The commentators on that post take care of this one rather nicely. Go ye and read of it for it is good.
Monday, March 29, 2004
Moshiach, Moshiach, Moshiach... Oy, Oy, Oy!
Protocols has info on the upcoming Meshichist rally in Crown Heights at which MBD is the featured entertainment. SIW notes:
Posted by Hasidic Musician at 2:54 PM