Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Who is our voice?
who is our voice ?
One frum Torah Website calls itself the Online voice of Torah Jewry, only thing is, the webmaster and editors are all anonymous, unnamed, and unaccountable. There are no names of Rabbanim listed, or any mention of a rabbinical board. This website has recently featured two articles posting letters attacking the free weekly Newspapers specifically against one thats distributed in Flatbush and Lakewood, which is the voice of Flatbush Jewish community. It questioned the content of some ads and letters to the editor, the lack of oversight by the editors and called upon Advertisers to rethink their advertising in such a paper.
Every paper has mistakes that slip through, some apologize the next week others just move on, just last week a website with no oversight pulled some stories that were mevazeh gedolim. Did they apoligize or explain why it was posted? At least the so called free weeklies have an editor who is not shy to put a name and face to the paper. If you agree or disagree thats up to you, but they are not hiding anonymously behind a screen calling themselves the online Voice of Torah Jewry or representative of the Yeshiva world.
Just last week, there was a public outcry calling on the so called frum kosher sites to stop being mevazeh gedolim, spreading machlokes, and to report the kosher news without the shmutz. Why is there a heter when its not in print? The frum print media would never publish any content in the frum online blogs. The answer is simple the so called websites that are the voice of the yeshiva world and Torah Jewry are anonymous and have no accountability.
Who am I ? I'm a nobody, not claiming to be anyone's voice.