Monday, March 26, 2007

Registering My Objections


Not that it will make any difference, but I hereby register my objection to the concert described on the right. (Hat tip: town crier)

It is false advertising for two reasons: First, people are going to think that the Rebbe will be there performing, where he will not. Second, people will be going to greet Mashiach Tzidkeinu, when MBD (Mordechai ben David) is clearly not.

Seriously, though, do the performers endorse this? Or are they unaware of this promotion? Do they think it does not matter? Perhaps the only way to counter it is to remove financial incentive to back this, by threatening to ignore such musicians in other venues, such that a backlash exists...

Update: I actually did register my objections. I just went to Lipa Schmeltzer's web site and left the following comment:
There has been some discussion on the web about this poster
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xWFKiPJDO_I/Rgh4D6T1C2I/AAAAAAAAADo/p7ktoJMzztc/s1600-h/concert.jpg
for a concert you participated in.
Was this promotional material done with your authorization? That is, are you declaring the Rebbe zt"l to be mashiach?
Thank you for the clarification,
Josh Waxman
You can ask him a similar question at his web site. Click here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

not the first time...and the controversey talk was bigger last year, but they never learn. as long as they get paid.

http://atowncrier.blogspot.com/2006_03_26_archive.html#114369973261965888

Is neshama carlebach less of an endorser of messianism?

joshwaxman said...

indeed. saw it last year there also.

it is a problem, and people should make a bigger deal of it.

the scandal of orthodox indifference, indeed.

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