Thursday, May 01, 2008

Of Mice and Luftmenschen

Oh dear! The loons in Israel (Luft and Blau) are upset their most recent attempt to intimidate JM performers in Israel was unsuccessful. So, now they've issued a letter publicizing an issur on MBD, Yaakov Shwekey, and Yochi Briskman. The letter proclaims a ruling from "Gedolei Yisroel" prohibiting their recordings, hosting them at events, and also prohibits newspapers from advertising their events. Do those alleged "Gedolei Yisroel" whose support is claimed really have that much free time?

To go along with the letter, there's an accompanying list of other JM singers who perform at concerts and Chazzonim who sing for mixed audiences. It's prohibited to publicize any event they participate in, even if it's a "Kosher" event. My fave banned artist is "Anonymous" (spelled in Hebrew, natch!) You can see the letter at the above link.

Hey, they left out Uncle Moishy! What gives?

I've commented on Luft's foolishness in the past.

While we're on the subject of bans...

Chananya Weissman has an article in the current edition of the jewish Star titled 'Banning The Bans." You can read the article on page 1 of the paper which is available in PDF format here.