Friday, February 13, 2009

Infinite responses

Early (relatively) this morning, after I had finished praying in the big 770, I went to Post Mark-It and purchased my very own copy of the Nshei Chabad Newsletter. After noticing the asinine decision of the head honchos there not to put a picture of my darling niece Chaya on the front-cover (they said they would!), I immediately turned to the letters to the editor section and confirmed my belief. Yes, there is a G-d in the world.
Turns out Shoshanna Whitman wrote a response to my response to her response ad infinitum, and it seems like she missed my point. She writes a whole long thing about how she knows his situation, because she and the shliach talked it over at length, and at the end, "I still maintain that his view of it is skewed if he believes he cannot show Jews how to Daven, that they are so assimilated that they need to go straight to the food part." As I said, she missed my point entirely. Who is she to question this shliach's decision? She spoke to him for what, three hours? Ten hours? Hello, the guy lives this situation. He knows what's going on. Is he necessarily right? How the heck should I know? It's not like I never criticize Shluchim, because I do. All the time. It's quite enjoyable in fact. But that doesn't make it right. I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here, but really, is there any other way to get my point across?

Revisionist History Note: All right, they did publish a photo of said darling niece inside the magazine. My bad.

22 comments:

e said...

Sorry, the lady's right. If you chitchat with the guy long enough, you can learn enough about the situation to criticize. By the way, were you conversing with readersforum at gmail?

The Real Shliach said...

Oh please. She came into the conversation looking to criticize, and whoop dee doo, she leaves critical. Me thinks she wasn't listening to his arguments anyway.

And yes, it was readers forum. Why?

LE7 said...

Nice nice nice. I'll get my Nshei is about a month.

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

Some people like criticizing. They find it fun. If you are lucky they will be amusing too which somewhat makes up for having to deal with them.

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

Some people like criticizing. They find it fun. If you are lucky they will be amusing too which somewhat makes up for having to deal with them.

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

Sorry, network trouble. But the line bears repeating anyway.

The Real Shliach said...

LE7:I'll try and get a photo thingie up sometimes before then.

Modeh: And not so self-righteous?

LE7 said...

Awesome where is the picture of her in the magazine?

LE7 said...

Oh duh, her name is Chaya Mushka. I got it. Nevermind.

The Real Shliach said...

It's next to some poem in the front.

Nemo said...

At least person here is still visiting Post Mark-it.

The Real Shliach said...

It's the first time I've ever gone there.

sarabonne said...

I think it's fantastic they published the picture.
Are you going to write a response to her response to your response etc.? I think it would be quite funny...of course I have no idea what the conversation is about-I have not yet gone to Post Mark-it.

The Real Shliach said...

Yup. As I'm sure you could tell, she's the cutest one there.

Um, I might, but that would probably be taking things a bit far.

Don't go! It's a home debauchery, 20 percent off jewelry, and nemo's and cheerio's memories!

sarabonne said...

A debauchery? On Kingston...? Oh gosh. Well maybe I'll just find some other resource then...I must keep up with the times after all.

The Real Shliach said...

Another resource for what?

sarabonne said...

For the magazine, duh!

The Real Shliach said...

I see.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
I was delighted to read your letter to the editor. Isn't it fun to be published in N'shei? Did it twice...
Anywho, I must say that because I'm not there I'm on your side, but if I was there and would meet the shliach, then perhaps I too would disagree.

Sara dear, you can get a copy at the cosmetics store on kingston btwn. Crown Union and President...

The Real Shliach said...

Yes, it was fun. Plus I got this bad boy blog in there...

You don't get it, do you? Shliach adam k'moso, k'moso mamosh...I thought you were chassidish?

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
100% I do get you.
Beyond a doubt shliach adam k'moso... But, are shluchim truly infaliable?

Perhaps you're right. It's a good question really!

The Real Shliach said...

Exactly. It's a tough question. In this case though, I think that Ms. Whitman was completely out of line.