Monday, December 26, 2005

Auction: breaking news

In the next issue of some charedi papers, Lakewood Yeshiva apologizes for the auction and announces its cancelation. I'll put up the text of the ad shortly.

posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 10:59 PM

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is bad news for many of the people here. Now they'll have to find something new to kvetch and moan about.

11:04 PM  
Blogger מרן ראש הישיבה שליט"א said...

Now they will do what ever they want because they will fell that they got back the Moral authority. The auction is small change compared to the stadium. Although I am not convinced that the stadium is wrong it is certanily way more חמור then the auction.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now they will do what ever they want because they will fell that they got back the Moral authority. The auction is small change compared to the stadium. Although I am not convinced that the stadium is wrong it is certanily way more חמור then the auction.

They will do whatever they want regardless of moral authority, there's no one to stop them. And I think this is worse than the stadium. Yes, the stadium will cost people money, and it's wrong for them to be involved, but the auction runs contrary to everything a yeshiva stands for. It's blatant in-your-face hypocricy and it's completely inexcusable, apology or not.

11:25 PM  
Blogger מרן ראש הישיבה שליט"א said...

Yes, the stadium will cost people money, and it's wrong for them to be involved, but the auction runs contrary to everything a yeshiva stands for. It's blatant in-your-face hypocricy and it's completely inexcusable, apology or not.

The stadium is חמור not because of taxes (although for that alone it should be stopped) rather because it will bring hockey games concerts and theaters to our town.

11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my, what about all the money invested in this project up until now? How will they recoup that, now that they're calling it off?

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The stadium is חמור not because of taxes (although for that alone it should be stopped) rather because it will bring hockey games concerts and theaters to our town.

So don't go. That's ridiculous. As if people who were looking for those sorts of entertainment can't find it now.

But don't you worry. When the stadium comes, you can be sure yeshiva will send out a letter in the schools probably saying something like "B'avonoseinu Harabim the gaas has come to Lakewood. Therefore anyone who goes to such a place cannot have a place in our schools" or something to that effect.

11:51 PM  
Anonymous mycroft said...

maybe some good will come out of this-the abolishment of "Chinese Auctions" and the like.

11:52 PM  
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6:49 PM  

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