I was just looking at the language of the kol koreh to ban VosIzNeias (VIN). It was absurd in its allegations about VIN. But it does fit the campaign to boycott Ami Magazine because of its defense of convicted Satmar child molester, Rabbi Nechemya Weberman. Below is my rewrite of the VIN ban with adaptations to fit a print publication whose owner is open about his identity (though probably concealing who is paying him under the table for PR).
From the Great Rabbis and Roshei Yeshivas, Shlita
about the grave dangers of the magazine, “Ami”
Satan has found a way, that a magazine exists known as “Ami”, as if it were founded only to spread news of the Jewish world; yet it contains a hidden ambush — as with the news, it includes stories and events glorifying the corrupt, abominable and lowly; Praising those who raise their hands in violence against other Jews with fists and with flames, full of contamination, filth, foul language; slander, and gossip, and degrading of brave anusim; it also prints libels and slander regarding individuals and organizations. Similarly the things written there are filled with adultery and slander, and increase fights in Israel, kashering everyone’s shmutz. It also writes against court officers and politicians under whose favor we live, who protect our children, to ruin their reputation. The disgrace of G-d’s name is immense and mighty. Continue reading
This post first went up on Frum Follies after the Nov, 2010 Agudah Convention. Because some things don’t change, it is still pertinent to the Agudah Convention starting tonight. It seems they will once again focus on the evils of blogs and the internet instead of focusing on the real evils plaguing the community, including child abuse. They will probably kvetch about the evil mass media that made Satmar and by extension, other orthodox Jews look bad by their reporting of the Weberman trial. They will definitely not attack Satmar or AMI Magazine’s Frankfurter for causing the greatest chilul hashem of our generation by defending Weberman, a man, who I believe, violated hundreds of Jewish girls. Their program is here.
Also see my satirical “Moetzes Gedolim Speak about Znus Affecting Children.” It is the howler with which I started Frum Follies over 3 years ago. Continue reading