By Rafael Gebrili
Anti-frum online portals constantly seem to get hold of literature, audio and other material from within our frum communities and then use them – of course – to mock, disparage, and otherwise make fun of the frum community.
The materials – signs, recordings, pictures – are items that are sent only to members of the frum community or that are hanging only in frum areas. Thus, if a blogger living out in Yehuputz (and yes, some of the anti-frum bloggers do live away from the main Torah metropolises) get hold of these things to use as fodder with which to make fun of us, the frum community, and to ruin our reputations or worse, then it had to come from someone in the frum community.
Do you comprehend? People within the frum community give the material to anti-frum bloggers, clearly knowing that it will be used against us. Again, in case it isn’t clear, so-called frum people knowingly give information to people who openly hate us, assisting them in trying to paint the frum community negatively.
Almost all of the information and details reported on by anti-frum bloggers originates from the frum community itself – from those among us who have no conscience and don’t care about the ramifications of serving as enablers to those who derive the greatest pleasure from mocking us.
How low can people go? Very low, it appears.
The bloggers may be tinokos shenishbu or lost souls. Who knows. But those living in our very midst, who send their kids to our children’s schools, who behind our backs are assisting the anti-frum haters out there in the online world, may just be a lot worse. We may or may not know who some of them are based on their behavior, based on their past comments, and based on their overall demeanors. These things are harder to hide than they think. When someone cares about the frum community, it shows. Even when they are frustrated, they won’t turn their backs on their fellow frum Yidden. Those who hate the “establishment” have a hard time keeping their agenda hidden. And they sink so, so low that they actually turn on their own, helping those who spend their every day slandering us and finding anything negative that they can about Torah joys.
Unfortunately, they are rarely called out in public for it.
They should be ashamed of themselves.
Do they realize how far they have sunk? For how much longer will they continue to aid, abet and support the anti-Torah forces online?
May Hashem have rachmonus on them and guide them back to the right path.
Until then, we must beware of those among us – in our very own communities – who are constantly stabbing us in the back.
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