The Zionist Conspiracy
Friday, May 09, 2003
Making Of A Gadol
I don't know enough about the specifics of 'Making of a Gadol' to have a detailed opinion, but offer two thoughts:
First, the whole idea of banning books is pathetic and has not and will not do anything other than create cynicism toward the authorites who ban them.
Second, on Amazon's zshops, Making of a Gadol is selling for $650! Obviously people now very much want to read the book now that it's been banned, whereas otherwise it probably wouldn't have received much attention. So the ultimate effect of the ban is to ensure that only the rich get to read about how R. Yaakov Kaminetzky became a gadol, while the rest of us remained mired in financial and spiritual mediocrity.