Friday, June 06, 2008

The Big Event Cancelleation: Lipa Says The Rabbanim Were Lied To

Vos Iz Neias is reporting that in a recent interview, Lipa Schmeltzer maintains that the Rabbanim were lied to regarding what was going to happen at the Big Event Concert.

From the article:

Schmeltzer claims he has come to understand how activists work after speaking with several leading rabbonim. “Many gedolei hatorah have told me that people came to them with false information regarding my concert: they said it would have mixed dancing or mixed seating. But they weren’t satisfied with that—they brought photos of women dancing so as to ‘prove’ that that’s what would happen.”

Considering the fact that the concert was to have separate seating (and certainly no mixed dancing) it seems obvious that, assuming Lipa is telling the truth, it is apparent that the Rabbanim were lied to and that at least some of them did not even so much as speak to Lipa or the organizers of the concert to ascertain the truth before banning the concert and causing a massive financial loss to the organizers and a worth tzedakah organization.

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ProfK said...

Yet another example of act first, think later. So the details are first now coming out that might have changed everything back then. Where ever the truth lies, we have not seen or heard it all yet. Someone needed to act more responsibly and that "someone" or "somebodies" has a public obligation to retract what was originally said if that original statement was based on faulty and false information. I'm not holding my breath.

Pesky Settler said...

Personally I think it's the Rabbis' own fault for not making the slightest effort in a phone call to the people in charge for clarification.

Anonymous said...

There ae only so many times you can say the askanim mislead us before it loses credibility
Joel Rich

Zach Kessin said...

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

Commenter Abbi said...

um, anyone care to explain how photos "prove" anything about an event that hasn't happened yet?

Anonymous said...

but it's so much more fun to think the worst and declare "ossur" rather than check into the facts.It's become the "Toire" way,after all.