Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Skverer Chasidim are now censoring the Chumash

Skverer Chasidim have come out with a new Chumash for their girls school that has censored out whole swathes of the Chumash. It only starts at לך לך as בראשית and נח are too theologically challenging and then it censors out things like Lot's affair with his daughters, Yehuda and Tamar, Yosef and Potiphar's wife. In short, anything having to do with relations between men and women.

I always joked that the Chasidim would need to censor things out of the Chumash but I am still surprised to see it actually happening.


Berel said...

Skver must be doing something right if the blog world starting hating them so much recently.It used to be that Satmar was basically the only sub group singled out for the endless Sinas Chinom and criticism the blog world pours on Chareidim.Lately however Skver also seems to be receiving that distinction.

Gavin Michal said...

You call this sinas chinom? Its the chumash they are changing for goodness sake. This is Sinas Chumash.