Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Amusing Kupat Ha'Ir Video


  1. This is a simple old fashioned attack on Rabbonim, Rav Shteinman, and a general attack against the mitzvah of tzedakah.

    Same tactics as the haskala.

  2. Problem is that you're between a rock and a hard place. We both agree that Kupat haIr's marketing is over the top and hashkafically problematic (I'd even call it pagan, taking BB 10b to be describing a defining feature of AZ -- "כל צדקה וחסד שעכו"ם עושין אינן אלא להתייהר".)

    OTOH, this video was likely scripted by someone who is using this as ammo against the concept of emunas chakhamim altogether. (Like the "Yeshiva Bachur Gives over a Vort" video of a few months back.)

  3. can always count on you rabbi ygb for keeping me up to date with the latest jokes against chareidim.

  4. Why is this anti-charedi? The overwhelming majority of charedim are at best bemused by the antics of tzeddakah advertising. If anything, it's an internal issue!

  5. How can you ask that? You are a kofer!

    Kidding aside, both the first video (which was my reference above in an attempt at humor) and this one were produced by a known blogger who does have a general anti-chareidi agenda, and is a bit of a leitz about shomer Shabbos Jews in general.