The Zionist Conspiracy
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Kol hakavod to Gil Student of Yashar Books for publishing the books by Nosson Slifkin that were purportedly banned by a number of rabbis.
On this blog's second day, referring to the ban on Making Of A Godol, I wrote:
"The whole idea of banning books is pathetic and has not and will not do anything other than create cynicism toward the authorities who ban them."
I don't know very much about the Slifkin books, but they appear to be clearly within the realm of legitimate Jewish thought, and in no way heretical. That Rabbi Slifkin deviates from mainstream charedi thought is no reason to ban his books.
Fortunately, the ban of the Slifkin books will not be taken any more seriously than the ban on the Internet.
Unfortunately, the rabbis who joined the ban have undermined their own authority and the authority of rabbis generally by participating in such nonsense.