Sunday, April 09, 2006

Hayom Yom Huledet... L'Moshiach?!

Today's the day of the big Yerachmiel Begun/Miami Boys Choir/Shwekey concert in honor of the Rebbe Melech Hamoshiach's B-day. It should be obvious that I disapprove of such nonsense and feel that it is inappropriate for JM singers to lend their support (even if it's just for the money) to these events.

The meshichist nonsense is not rational. Much of the "chizuk" and support these people feel is from the fact that they get together in large groups and reinforce their beliefs. It's classic cult behavior. Interested parties may want to read some of the literature on UFO cults and how they work. It's fascinating stuff.

As such, performers at these events are directly contributing to the furtherance of this lunacy. This is wrong. This is the third such concert featuring JM stars from the US. Here's my post about the first one. The notion of JM artists performing and singing Yechi at an event whose sole purpose is to gin up insane emotions is wrong. Music has tremendous power and performers need to use it wisely.

On a side note, if any of our readers are attending any of the Miami Boys Choir events this Pesach, may we recommend printing out this poster to wave at the show. JM artists love when you wave "fan material" during their performances. Especially if they are vidoeing them for later sale. V'dal.