Monday, January 17, 2011

R' Pinchos Lifschutz: The Blogs are a destructive force

It’s Time to Take a Stand

Tarring The Frum Community With One Brush

A similar campaign to disparage frum Yidden in the religious Jewish media has been underway for some time. Cloaked deceptively in a religious veneer, using Yiddish names and faces, the relentless disparaging of the Torah community by anonymous bloggers, and certain publications, is diluting the power of Torah and halacha among religious Jewry in our society.

Many of the individuals who habitually undermine our community’s values using purported “news reporting” are emboldened by the built-in anonymity of the internet. They prey on the public’s weakest tendencies. These people, if identified, would draw scorn for their outrageous character assaults and gossip-mongering. They would be pitied for how far they have drifted.

Yet, these people, by virtue of their access to the public through a so-called “religious” blog, have the ability to promote their agenda.[...]


  1. This is a clear reference to VIN, which the Gedolim issued a kol koreh against.

  2. And that Rav Lipschutz is the editor at a rival blog competing for advertising dollars? That he doesn't mention?

    Why is Loshon Horo okay when "I" do it but not "you"?

  3. in a copenhagen hotelJanuary 17, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    It is a symptom of a paranoid mind, who has lost touch with reality, when somebody starts shooting the messenger. Of course, he would prefer everyone to keep their heads in the sand like ostriches, and let the perverted rabbis - i stress a smallminority who have scandalised the Torah in recent years - to continue with their open desecration of the Torah Laws and ethics, which r' Lipsschutz and many thousands of others, so carefully uphold.

  4. Garnel, he is not the editor of any rival blog.

  5. I agree.

    Blogs can be most certainly be a destructive voice, spreading vicious hatred and distorting the issues in order to advance a narrow agenda.

    As a prime example of this viciousness and distorted image of Torah, I would put Lipshutz's own blog, Matzav as well as his other mouthpiece, Yated.

  6. Matzav isn't R. Lipschutz's.

  7. Moral of the story: If you have enough gelt to publish a newspaper, go for it, but if you want to voice your opinion in some other medium (with subscribers who don't pay for home delivery) then you are a posheia.
    Every point that the author brings could be made about his paper also from other "frum" (whatever that means now a days) factions.

  8. Pinchos Lipschutz from the Yated and now on sounds like he's agreeing with the Hersh side by trying to find out identities of critics? Does it make him the Yated and Matzav part of the Hersh case now? It sure seems like it.

  9. Hmmm. It seems his big hangup is the anonymous nature of it all (or should I say the uncensored nature of it all).

    What is he afraid of? The truth never hurt anyone. It only helps. Morons are seen as morons, and molesters are seen as molesters and responsible bloggers are seen as such. What does he want to do put a blompe on every post? Wake up yidden.

  10. Matzav very much is Pinny Lipshutz's.

    Don't ask me how I know, but it is.

    He may not be the owner, but is directly involved and uses it to post attack essays under pen names ("Rabbi Gavriel Rivlin's" attack on Harry Maryles, for instance).

    You don't recognize the Yated writing style, the Yated viciousness, the Yated arrogance, the Yated targets, the Yated smugness in those pieces?

  11. The sad saga continues.

    OU manager Rabbi Yaakov Luban, who was involved in the cover ups at Le Marais and Montefiore where the mashgichim were lynched trying to save the public from eating treif food, saw his son Shaul get arrested for witness tampering in Lakewood in the Kolko child molestation case.

    Now his other son Yosef has been arrested in Flatbush. He ran over & killed a Holocaust survivor in his 80s, Rav Moshe Adler who was visiting from Europe, where he was known as the Turda Rav. Yosef Luban was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle 3rd degree & a second lesser charge according to his arrest #K11601476 which means that NY State had already revoked his license stemming from Luban being a dangerous driver who has no business getting behind the wheel of a car.

    Matzav reported part of the story making sure to leave Luban out of it.

    1. I only know about Yosef. His charges were dropped almost immediately. It was a mistake in the license records.
      His license was suspended for unpaid tickets NOT due to neglagent driving. It turned out he had paid the tickets and his charges were dropped immediately.
      The reason the deceased family was sympathetic was because the Rav was in poor health and crossing against the light while wearing all black clothing (making him very difficult to see).
      This seems like a case where the news failed to report all the facts.

  12. I know the Matzav owners and operators. They have no affiliation with Lipshutz.

  13. Lipschutz's articles sometimes used to appear on Yeshiva World and now they sometimes appear on Matzav. But neither of those two sites does Lipschutz have any ownership or control of.

  14. Samuel Roth, nice try but Yitzy Hisiger is Lipschutz's nephew.

  15. He forgot that it was blogs who exposed (pun not intended) Leib Tropper and his sex for conversions operation which also embarrassed all the gedolim who were eating from his hand.

    It was blogs who put the older Kolko out of circulation and put the the Aguda on notice.

    Just toi name fews, I am sure Lipschutz does not support Tropper extracting sex from conversion candidates nor he supports Kolko assaulting little children

  16. Lipschutz didn't like immoral Tropper but he didn't report about him because Tropper was protected by his rabbis.

    Blogger Harry Maryles is honest but no rabbis to protect him so he gets attacked by the same that hosts Lipschutz and "Gavriel Rivlin" equally.

    This is an example of hypocrisy and a double standard.

  17. It's terrible that the Chareidim are responding to the MO attacks. It used to be the Chareidi haters had the internet all for themselves.

  18. >>So he gets attacked by the same >> that hosts Lipschutz >>and "Gavriel Rivlin" equally.

    Pinny Lipshutz IS Gavriel Rivlin.
    He uses a pen name for the vicious stuff he doesn't want to be held accountable to.

  19. Usually the Yated has a Parsha section from HaRav Moshe Sternbuch. It is not in this week's Yated. Why?

  20. Dave's comment is the best on this thread.Whenever a charedi responds,the others go crazy.Just yelling slogans and names without any logic.

  21. ds, till you have real proof,don't bother us.

  22. What has been the reaction to the absence of HaRav Sternbuch's Parsha essay in the Yated last week? Does anyone know if it will be back in the Yated this week? Will this blog still publish it even if it is not in the Yated? People want to know because they loved reading it.

  23. Rabbi Rivlin is a neighbor of mine. No relation to Rabbi Lipschutz or Yated.

  24. Recipients and PublicityMarch 2, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    "David Zeiger said...Rabbi Rivlin is a neighbor of mine. No relation to Rabbi Lipschutz or Yated."

    Hmm, sounds funny, why has no one been able to trace anyone by that name? Especially if "Rivlin" was deemed worthy enough by to "write" a personal attack against Rabbi Harry Maryles of Chicago.


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