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Sweet Rose Ramblings (AKA The Call-Waiting Blog)

A place for my unformed thoughts. Help me sort them out!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Actively Seeking to Destroy

What the **** is wrong with the chareidi leaders in Israel? Are they actively seeking to weed out every single person who might actually have the audacity to try to enjoy his or her life? Now, even religious music is banned? Isn't it bad enough that Jewish music lacks any kind of originality or personality and generally, is horrible? But now, even that is not acceptable? What's next? Banning eating food that tastes good, because, G-d forbid, someone might like eating it? Give people a break.


At August 01, 2007 2:41 PM, Blogger Diana said...

You should be making cholent and not blogging. Duh.

At August 01, 2007 2:58 PM, Blogger Irina Tsukerman said...

I'm sorry, but those guys sound more like Puritans than Jews. I do not recall that historically Jews were joyless and boring, on the contrary, they found ways of playing games and having fun even when hiding from their persecutors. : (

At August 01, 2007 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasnt the music but the format. the mixing of genders at social events was the issue, not the music.

As an aside, there is a rabbinic decree forbidding music for pure enjoyment after the destruction but various halachik justifications have crept in to allow them.

At August 01, 2007 6:08 PM, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

This is bunk.

At August 02, 2007 12:19 PM, Blogger Shoshana said...

Diana -
You're right, my cholent does need work.

Irina -
I guess we've just been enjoying life way too much.

Anon -
The proclamation included a clause making it clear that the rabbis didn't approve of the event, even if it was made for separate seating. You can argue that it is an issue of mixed genders in the same building if you want, but I'm not convinced. There seems to be plenty of leeway when they want there to be.

Jack -

At August 02, 2007 1:59 PM, Blogger Marc F. said...

"high-powered Hassidic music concert"...reading that line alone in the article was worth the price of admission.


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