Not to be outdone, the holy tzaddikim who shouldn’t be reading the internet condemn this video, which was clearly done in the spirit of Purim to “connect” to the Oilom who aren’t connected, and the types of comments you read are reproduced below. They are so out of touch with how to reconnect with Yidden, it’s plainly embarrassing. The Dati Leumi community were also out of touch. At least they are now recognising that their absence created a vacuüm.
- geula says:
scary! this is exactly what are grandkids can turn out to be chas vesholom. This is a result of embracing a bit of the amalek; there’s such a kaltkeit and zilzul in this video and the whole DL community. There are no gedarim or bounds. it’s selective judaism. and what they do do that is based on something is so twisted and made to fit. Complete complete busha.
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I love that video! Thanks for sharing – Lenny
A sign of a healthy society is the ability to laugh at ourselves and not always take ourselves too seriously
This reminds me of one Shabat Chanuka (the other Chag of Al Hanisim) evening in our Shul. Eeveryone was expecting from the Shaliach Tzibur a Lcha Dodi with the Maoz Tzur nigun, but he choose for Chanuka the music of Handel’s Judas Maccabeus (chorus of “See, the conquering hero comes!). They were surprised, but joined in, and we had a great chorus. Going home from the Synagogue you could hear many humming that music.
If it brought smiles on people’s faces so much the better – laughter is the best medicine (quote from Readers Digest).
When I was at university our Jewish Society was broadminded enough to invite non-Jews to our Shabbatons, especially on Friday-nights. Many of these individuals (in total we would usually attract 4 or 5) were strict Christians, though friendly enough they would join us out of interest and curiosity.
They would always be amazed at how relaxed we all were, able to enjoy ourselves, and be of good humour, despite following, in their eyes, such a ‘fixed and rigid’ a religion.
I believe it is similar with our “oh so frum” brethren. In the past the community was firmly controlled externally from the rabbonim and internally from within each other and peer pressure. Nowadays having a much more open society we are far more exposed, whether we like it or not, by all sorts of different fads, fashions and ideas. For us to remain close it must be self instilled. Our haskafah learnt at home and school if not resilient enough will result, as is seen, in attrition of our numbers to the wider society.
Condemnation is not the way.
When we say if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, we don’t mean to emulate their behaviour, but rather copy the technology, their media and materials to win and hold our youth and masses to the Torah way of life.
Our Torah has the answers, we just have to get the people to taste it!
And yes, David, I fully concur with your view of a healthy society.
Do we find in our scriptures strange names like Mordechay or Ester? Could not find them beside here in Megilat Ester.
Let us think. Why not condemn Mordechay and Ester who are named after two Babylonian Idles MURDOCH and ASHTUR? By reading the Megila do we embrace a bit of Amalek or Avoda Zara?
What does Geula think about it? Is it scary?