Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A Picture of an Apartment Building and Daily News
I just received an email from Artscroll for their latest biography: Rebbitzen Kanievsky A Legendary Mother to Us All. The cover features a picture of an apartment building. If the next biography of a man features an empty apartment building, my cynicism is misplaced.
Meanwhile, Hamodia has introduced a "Clean Window" where, for an introductory rate of $9.99, you can get your own email and Hamodia's daily edition, page by page, with no access to any other internet site. "This is a closed, one-site connection which will enable you to enjoy reliable and important up-to-date news using an affordable technology that completely bypasses access to the worldwide web." . . .. . "As more people rely on electronic news, this service will be a key tool in battling internet dependency." Of course the reason there is a demand for internet news (and dependence on internet news) is because people want more access to information and thought than is provided by the New York Times or Washington Post's, more depth than what is provided by the TV network, and a variety that actually injects some reliability into the news.
I fear that our brothers are trying to turn back the clock to a time that never even existed.