AMI Magazine and the importance of the Blogs?
By Harold Herskowitz
Once again Ami Magazine has shown that it is willing to speak out for truth and justice. A recent article written by the editor, Rabbi Frankenfurter strongly stated how Jewish Orthodox blogs are providing an outlet for free speech, in order to prevent people in powerful positions from using Judaism as a shield for their improper behavior. He compares Bloggers to Pinchos, a Jew that alone stood up to stop the desecration of G-d's name, even thought the person he killed was a powerful, supposedly holy, person. R' Frankenfurter, and his Ami Magazine, are working hard to stop the abuse of those that pretend to be working for the good of our communities, while engaging in self promoting, self enriching acts with the help of so called Jewish publications that promote their organizations and political puppets. Ami magazine and the bloggers are an integral defense against those publications that weekly promote an unsustainable lifestyle that combines dedication to Torah learning, while running the perfect home, and eating all the latest must have gourmet foods. Ami magazine is more than just another magazine that gets paid to put people on the cover to promote a business or political agenda. It is a partner with all the bloggers in revealing those that hide under the prohibition of Loshon Hora(slanderous speech), while they themselves destroy people that simply question them. Rabbi Frankenfurter, you are why all the bloggers say "we wish we could be like Rabbi Frankenfurter, that is what we truly want to be. Because if we were like Rabbi Frankenfurter all the world would be in love with me". Thank you Rabbi Frankenfurter for once again being brave enough to stand up and speak the truth.