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Feb 22, 2010

new pashkevil: character assassination

Yesterday a new pashkevil was spread around the neighborhood. This one was not a continuation in the series marketing an as yet un-named haredi supermarket by saying the others are supporting chillul shabbos.

This one was a personal attack on someone for his accusing the askanim of manipulating the gedolim to ban internet sites.

This is not the first time this guy has had pashkevilim spread around against him. I have no interest in defending him, as I normally find his methods of rejecting anybody who is not pure Degel HaTorah to be repulsive. He must really upset some people if they repeatedly attack even the likes of him, who is such a leading haredi PR guy, like this.


  1. I don't get it.

    The person being attacked is accusing the askanim of manipulating the gedolim, yet he rejects anybody who is not pure Degel HaTorah?

    Interesting dude!

  2. crazy isnt it? supposedly he has an enemy in Modiin Ilit who has been behind a lot of personal attacks against him (so I have been told). I didnt really care why this guy hates him so much as to listen to that part of the story...

  3. I can tell you why - $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    more details needed?

  4. Did you have the "kupat ha-ir" pashkevilim this morning?

    Very cute advertising for the local kuppas. I really like it.

    For anyone who missed them its a flyer announcing a "horaah" that this year all money should be given to kupat hair BB and NOT like the shulchan aruch says to local poor people. Please correct all the times in shulchan aruch where it is written that you should give to local anni'im "kodem." Also, Dont worry if your local neighbors starve to death. None of that matters as long as you support the poor of BB.

    I think its a great idea.

    My only safek is that maybe kupat hai'ir BB actually put it out - and believe it :)

  5. Had I lived in Israel, I'd never stop blogging...

    So much going on there.

    Even for many of my stories here if go to Israeli sites for the real deal.

  6. Rafi, I thought those other pashkevillin were against Yesh. I have you that I picked up last week or so that said along the lines of when you buy your grape juice for kiddush from Yesh, think about all the poor workers for Chogla who must work on Shabbos, etc.

  7. Eliezer - that was the second in the series against Yesh. We are waiting impatiently for the next pashkevil in that series...

    anonymous - I saw that pashkevil this morning. very funny. must have been local.

    Yosef -as good a reason as any to make aliyah!

  8. Regarding giving to Kupat HaIhr, I wrote to Rav Chayim Kaneivsky two weeks ago about the halachah and he wrote back, "אין חייבין לתת כל הצדקה לעניי עירך אלא שהם קודמין ומקבלין תחילה, אבל אח"כ יכול ליתן השאר לשאר מקומות". The pashkevil, although a little silly, reflects a backlash against their advertising. Really they should be quoting these words of Rav Chayim on their pamphlets.


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