Thursday, January 22, 2009
Haskel Lookstein's Latest Disgrace!
I am always reticent to attack "orthodox Rabbis" even those that I have serious issues with. I understand that for the sake of kavod Hatorah the institution of the rabbinate needs to be respected. The exception is when an individual espouses a viewpoint or engages in an act that clearly steps outside the boundary of any normative Halachic position. At this point, the obligation of erasing the Chillul Hashem takes precedence and the kid gloves come off. Here I go.
Tonight's target of my indignation is "Rabbi" Haskel Lookstien of Manhattan's Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun. (I will no longer use the title "Rabbi" when referring to this loser.) Lookstien recently desecrated the Almighty's name in front of the entire world, when he participated in