Thursday, January 08, 2009

It's Gonna be A Big Event!

In this week's Jewish Star... "Lipa plans another ‘Event’" Check out the quotes from Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky. He's been the only ban-signer to handle the situation honorably, when it became obvious that they'd been manipulated.

The Life-Of-Rubin Blog posts a link to a Five Towns Jewish Times article on the upcoming "Event."

Meanwhile, here's a bizarre report. This part is outrageous.
With all this in mind, and desiring to prevent last year's hullabaloo from recurring this year, rabbonim met with Sheya and Lipa privately and gave them their consent and divrei bracha. The event organizers were instructed that if any person has a legitimate concern or objection, the organizers should privately direct him to the roshei yeshiva and rabbonim involved, without broadcasting any dialogue. They feel that to prevent damage that has been brought about in the past, the most effective way to deal with the matter is in private.
The community suffers from "leaders" with a lack of courage. This makes Rav Kamenetzky's public statements to the Jewish Star all the more important.

Here's a Vos Iz Neias thread on the J-Star article.