Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mishpacha Magazine banned because it encourages Chareidim to actually get jobs!

Yes my dear friends you read the headline correctly, Rav Elyashav was asked to sign the ban on the Israeli Magazine Mishpacha because it encourages Yungerleit to go find a job and make a living! And guess what, he signed it! Yup! 
This was reported by 
Galei Tzahal’s (Army Radio) Yael Dan spoke with Avishai Ben-Chaim, Channel 10 News chareidi affairs correspondent as well as with one of the Gadol HaDor’s confidants, Rabbi Chaim Cohen.
These are Ben-Chaim's words, I am not making this up.....
I will highlight in gold his pertinent words... 
"There is the classic chareidi and this stream is at war with the newcomers, those with an independent weekly publication, those who have successfully influenced readers in ways that is not favorable to the classic stream. This is what is taking place. This is what has led to the letters against the weekly publication, which influences a change, an unwanted change in the eyes of the old stream.

The opinion of the weekly has given legitimacy to change, to going out into the workplace and earning a living for example, without embarrassment. Now, the weekly is challenging the holiest of the holies, that the word of the gadol is not final and unquestionable, and this is what is going on today.

Towards achieving this goal they sent letters from the rav for graphology analysis to place a doubt in the minds of supporters, to permit questioning the validity of the letters against the weekly publication. The exam confirmed the signatures are identical, but this is how it works in the chareidi camp, using a rubber stamp or another type of device and signing when approved. The rav himself does not sign, and that is why they are identical.

This is the same with Rav Chaim Amsellem and his actions vis-à-vis Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita, trying to slowly move the tzibur away from accepting his word without any question. He is placing doubt in the minds of his tzibur.

Something has happened in the chareidi camp regarding the word of the leader. In the time of Rav Shach, his word was final – no discussion."

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