Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Yated continues the war against Mishpacha

For the last few weeks Yated Neeman has been waging a war against the weekly Charedi magazines especially Mishpacha. Last week they published a pashkevil from R' Nissim Karelitz saying that it is prohibited to read Mishpacha. According to Mishpacha (who printed a handwritten letter from R' Karelitz last week), R' Karelitz was misled and has since retracted his ban. Today Yated Neeman printed the ban again with the notable exception that R' Nissim Karelitz is no longer on the ban. It will be interesting to see how this plays out as Mishpacha has a large readership in the Charedi world.


Eli said...

I still see R' Karelitz's signature in the image.

SF2K01 said...

So far, from asking around, it seems most people either haven't heard of this ban or are pretending it doesn't exist (not that different from when R' Eliyashev banned going to the old city on shabbos). Not exactly surprising, it's the level of intellectual honesty I've come to expect.