Some people in the frum community were absolutely giddy over supposedly pro-frum editorials in the New York tabloids of late – even leading to the writing of letters thanking these newspapers for taking our side on the issues of metzitzah and modesty guidelines – their balloon was popped this week when the media revealed its true colors.
The New York Post ran an article following the passing of Harav Hagaon Ovadiah Yosef zt”l that was downright disgusting.
We expect those types of articles from anti-Semitic publications, not from a newspaper published in the Big Apple, which is home to one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities in the world.
But we now see that the seemingly “pro-Orthodox-Jewish” editorials on metzitzah and modesty were nothing more than opportunistic pieces that fit the agenda of the newspapers, rather than articles written out of pure conviction and a healthy moral compass.
As a Jew, I am appalled by the miscategorization and misrepresentation of the great gaon, Rav Ovadiah, and the mocking of one of the greatest Torah leaders of our time.
The NY Post should be ashamed of itself. I will no longer be patronizing that publication in any way, shape or form, not in print or online, and I will be encouraging others to follow suit pending an apology from its editorial board, who should know better than to speak of a holy man like they report about the immoral, substance-less human beings they call “celebrities.”
What a disgrace.