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:
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.