Ban Carlebach Now

[Hat tip Fendi]

There is a new definition of moral hypocrisy. This is (especially an egalitarian neo orthodox minyan) a Shule, Minyan, Temple or women’s service that still utilises Shlomo Carlebach’s tunes.

His daughter clearly knows of her fathers misdeeds and suffered herself as a victim.

See Here for the story.

His tunes are stained and belong in oblivion. They cannot conjure spirituality. The analog of a person dipping in a Mikva while holding something impure, readily comes to mind.

There is no defence.

Author: pitputim

I'm a computer science professor in Melbourne, Australia although my views have naught​ to do with my employer. I skylark as the band leader/singer for the Schnapps Band. My high schooling was in Chabad and I continued at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh in Israel.

3 thoughts on “Ban Carlebach Now”

  1. An interesting situation that hasn’t occurred before due to the advent of the internet. From do we watch Mel Gibson movies (talking about Xmas only of course) all the way down to going to shules where the Rabbi has done some dodgy? Or even the board? And everything inbetween.

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      1. The very article you quote from Neshamale states she was fondled by a friend of her fathers. It also says a group of women confronted him about his own behavior and that he accepted what they said.

        “The essence, my friends, is to be brave, to acknowledge fear and not be paralyzed by it. To be angry and to love anyway.”
        “I do not recognize the version of my father that some people describe. To me, he was the kindest, most respectful, most loving person to my friends and me. ”

        The only credence I’ll give to your pained outburst are in her words:
        “And this is why we need to sing and hope even more than before. Finding songs to propel us is essential, now more than ever. If there were no songs, we would sing anyway. We’d find a way. My father’s music has been a salve for many and a trigger for others. In the end, those who feel healed by the music I bring – my own and my father’s – will be blessed by that. In the end those who feel that they did not want to include it in their repertoire will not include it.”

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