Friday, February 06, 2009

Lipa Diss: The Fallout Continues

The story of Rabbi Averemel Schorr's public shaming of Lipa is being fleshed out and a lot of people are talking about it.

You can find more details at and commentary at Life-Of-Rubin and VosIzNeias among others.

This incident is important because it confirms what many have asserted about the people behind last years' concert ban, namely that the people behind it are not rational.

Put simply, there is no halachik justification for the way this rabbi acted. None. The leadership, such as it is, needs to take a public stand on this. Unfortunately, as I've amply documented, they did not follow up responsibly to last year's ban fiasco, and I'm not optimistic that they will this time either. The end result? Still more chillul Hashem.