Saturday, May 14, 2011

J'accuse!

Apparently Educational Institute Oholei Torah decided to boycott this years Lag B'Omer parade unless the organizers uninvited the Marcus brothers, who were scheduled to perform at the event. Apparently, the organizers of the event gave in. This is, I may add, the same Educational Institute Oholei Torah which is honoring people at their own event who don't necessarily follow the principles which the school stands for. I refer, of course, to their lack of facial hair. Apparently however, their money is Kosher, while the music of the Rebbe's Shluchim is not. Which strikes me as strange, because MBD, a non-Lubavitch performer who is being allowed to ply his trade at the parade, has sung more songs to non-Jewish tunes than the brothers Marcus ever did.

Why did the organizers give in to this terrorism? I don't know. But I'd like to make it clear that I will be boycotting this event. Because I don't believe in giving in to terrorism.

30 comments:

e said...

Evil!!!

What music has chabad of cypress made?

e said...

subscribing

The Real Shliach said...

http://www.my8thday.com/

e said...

they're on shlichus to cypress?

The Real Shliach said...

Yup.

e said...

really?

The Real Shliach said...

What's so hard to understand?

Mottel said...

Bentzi or just Shmuli is on shlichus...

Considering the fact that the organizers caved to terror this year, and are planning to let yellow flaggers run wild by the parade, let OT which will participate in the resulting chilul hashem stay out. good riddance.

Mottel said...

subscribing

The Real Shliach said...

Well, Shmuley is on Shlichus.

Yeah, the tzfatim participating is a whole 'nother scandal.

e said...

I mixed up cypress and cyprus.

The Real Shliach said...

Happens to the best of them.

sarabonne said...

Yeah, let's be Jewish political activists! I wasn't really gonna go anyway, who pays for tickets to a parade?

Menashe said...

How many readers do you think got the reference in your post title?

e said...

I did! I did a report about the Dreyfus Affair in 8th grade.

The Real Shliach said...

Sara: Actually, you get better viewing if you don't pay.

Menashe: My readers are very intelligent.

e: Did you now? Can we see it?

e said...

My friends and I made a video about it. (This was in 1999, when making videos was a big deal.) We included some faux footage from the trial and some ads, to make it seem like a television show. The teacher saw the ads and wouldn't let us show the rest of the video because she deemed it uneducational. I have no idea where the tape is now.

Yossi said...

Are you holding your own parade, instead? If you can get the Marcus brothers, I'm coming!

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

Treif money is always bottul, especially in more treif money. I'm going to spend lag baomer studying for finals. Now I can feel like I'm being principled about it.

The Real Shliach said...

e: That actually sounds really cool. My wife and I would love to see it. Of course, seeing as neither of us have VCRs...

Yossi: I can play their cd...

Modeh: Have fun.

e said...

i would too. I wonder if the tape still exists. I made it with two friends, and it never occurred to us that they should get a copy of the tape. We just didn't think like that last century.

Dowy said...

is that true? wats the real reason they didnt want them? why are they less frum than any other singer?

street team said...

because their music in hartzig and everyone knows that real jewish music (e.g. shweky) is never hartzig.

Dowy said...

anyway trs are u just mucking around? wats ur source?

The Real Shliach said...

I've had official confirmation from Tzivos Hashem, if you really want to know.

stickler said...

but if you don't want to know, he hasn't had official confimration

make your voice heard! said...

Show your support! Vote for Berel G.'s entry at http://www.thegreatparade.com/vote.php

thejewishteen said...

I love the Marcus brothers!

Anonymous said...

Then vote for Berel G. at http://www.thegreatparade.com/vote.php

The Real Shliach said...

That's right, make your voice heard!