Thursday, January 31, 2013

Yated prints letter- frum papers cut out super bowl ads

 The American Yated Ne'eman printed the letter from the Roshei yeshiva denouncing ads guaranteeing a shidduch through the powers of kabbalah for a sum. The letter is buried in the back of the paper page 145 on a quarter page ad. It may be a paid advertisement or was intentionally put in by the editors. Some new signatories were added such as Harav yaakov Hillel a Mekubal from Yerushalayim. The Flatbush Jewish Journal published it as a full page on pg 49.

In what has recently become the norm during the 2 week build up the super bowl, many frum stores would advertise Superbowl specials, especially take out stores with prepared menus for the big game. It appears that the frum papers Yated, Hamodia, Ami Magazine, did not post any such ads this year. Credit to the editors for not getting caught up with the Superbowl fever. Although many follow or watch the big game, we still must not forget this is not our culture and way of lilfe.
Article from Last year HERE

8 comments:

  1. I don't think its fair for you critcize the Yated for the placement of the ad. Did you email their editor for an explanation?

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    1. We only posted the letter that was hanging in many shuls last week . It is signed by the Roshei yeshiva.

      http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/yated-insert-regarding-1000-shofar-ritual



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    2. I meant the page the letter was printed on.

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  2. "Hamodia and Mishpacha did not print the letter"

    Sad, but predictable. Are they ever guided solely by what's right and Hashems Will, or is it always about a few bucks first?

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  3. I am ashamed that the Frum lakewood publications are advertising for Super Bowl parties. Oh how I miss the lakewood u grew up in!!

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    1. Yes its a shame that Lakewood which is at the forefront of fighting for torah and kedusha such as the internet asifa, can not watch its own backyard.

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    2. What about the Lakewood that I grew up in the 1970s? We would watch the little league championship games every shabbos on Clifton and then sing along with Cantor Lieber and have NCSY shabbatonim. As always "Different Strokes for different folks" EXCEPT stop rewriting history to your liking.

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