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December 19, 2010 12:15 am at 12:15 am #593573yitzchokmParticipant
Three weeks ago, the new AMI magazine “hit the shelves”. I was looking forward to reading a Furm, yet sophisticated magazine.
I was pleasantly surprised to find fairly well written articles, covering a host of different interesting topics.
Here’s my beef.
Fist off, Rabbi Avi Safran.
The first post by Rabbi Safran, Fighting Fire With Water tells us that not all Muslims are bad. The second one tells us that Prs. Obama, contrary to popular belief, really stands up for Israel.
Next is Ezra Friedlander’s piece about “Not biting the hand that feeds you”, the famous you-owe-it-to-the-democrats-to vote-for them-the he’s known for.
Next is “Dumpster Diving” by Yitta Halberstam. (She writes how she joined a radical environmental group for a day to see first hand how Dumpster Diving really teaches us not to waste food).
This weeks feature is about Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, a man, for all his greatness is not without controversy.
Why do we need this?December 19, 2010 3:34 am at 3:34 am #722276A23Participant
You’re complaining about a magazine that actually gives a balanced perspective on Jewish life?
You’ve actually convinced me to go out and buy it. Yiddishkeit in Brooklyn is stifled by the ultra-conservatives. The progressives need a voice.December 19, 2010 4:49 am at 4:49 am #722277
The progressives have the NY Times.December 19, 2010 4:52 am at 4:52 am #722278
there is nothing special in it moshpacha style articlesDecember 19, 2010 5:41 am at 5:41 am #722279
They were amazing and interesting articles.
Each page was filled with various informative topics.
Did you want them to write about SHIDDUCHIM ONLY????December 19, 2010 6:55 am at 6:55 am #722280wanderingchanaParticipant
Loved part 2 about the prison rabbi, and the reaction he got from heating his LaBriute meal!!December 19, 2010 6:56 am at 6:56 am #722281wanderingchanaParticipant
FWIW: All these magazine need to do a better job proofreading!!!December 19, 2010 7:02 am at 7:02 am #722282vnishmartemmeodMember
While I wasn’t swept off my feet with the first issue, they definitely intrigued me enough to buy the second. And, having read it cover to cover… my opinion is that they are doing a FINE job. Perfect? No. But no publication is… especially not right away.
I will be”h continue reading, buying and encouraging others to…
Kudos to AMI and my best wishes to them!December 19, 2010 9:30 am at 9:30 am #722283
Vnishmartem- exactly. You took the words off my tongue!December 19, 2010 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #722284
ye there is nothing special in ami but its good they are here competition is good in every business… but its seems we have here on the forum a few ami writers…December 19, 2010 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm #722285krula rebbeMember
It is very good that the magazine didn’t reach Israel yet, as the magazine is promoting the global warming agenda not to create unneeded waste in the world. So I’m happy that the holy land won’t have to deal with all the paper waste another magazine will create. So as a good solution when all the fine people in America finish reading their copy of Ami magazine they should not create waste in the United States but should kindly send it over to the holy land for a family and friend to read the magazine. It will cut down on paper waste and also maybe every family and friends should get together and only buy one copy of the Ami magazine so they should all be able to share one copy and not create too much paper waste.December 19, 2010 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm #722286sh.kopMember
Yitzchok M thats so interesting
I cancelled my subscription when an article featuring Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik appeared in Mishpacha.
It seems Mishpacha had a lot of fallout from that and repented, but this new magazine starting up with the same mistake just tells me not to even bother checking it out.
Not only is it not without controversy, its a big public statement.December 19, 2010 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm #722287hello99Participant
I’m all in favor of competition, it is great for the customers. However the market is VERY tight now. Keep in mind that in the past year we have seen Shavua Tov, Nachas and Horizons close, and Jewish Observer not long before.December 20, 2010 12:20 am at 12:20 am #722288A23Participant
sh.kop, you canceled your subscription because they had an article about Reb Chaim’s grandson, who was a gadol in his own right??December 20, 2010 1:16 am at 1:16 am #722289truthsharerMember
Why would you cancel a magazine that offers an article on Rav Soleveitchik?
That seems awfully small minded of you.December 20, 2010 1:32 am at 1:32 am #722290deiyezoogerMember
“It seems Mishpacha had a lot of fallout from that and repented, but this new magazine starting up with the same mistake just tells me not to even bother checking it out.”
FYI the publisher of Ami was the editor for Mishpacha.December 20, 2010 3:14 am at 3:14 am #722291
then its ‘take’ not worth checking out…December 20, 2010 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm #722292sh.kopMember
Oh, I didn’t realize that its the same person
That explains a lotDecember 26, 2010 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm #722293hello99Participant
What happened to this weeks issue? I heard it was recalled from the newsstandsDecember 27, 2010 8:46 am at 8:46 am #722294PosterMember
I got a copy of the second issue of Ami froma friend. My husband and I thought it is FABULOUS! Loads of interesting articles and current events. Beautiful graphics and fabulous stories. If they can keep this up then Kol Hakavod!December 27, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm #722295EttieMember
hello99 – did you hear your info from a reliable source? just wondering cause I really enjoyed the first issue.December 27, 2010 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #722296princesssyMember
I got this weeks so I guess it wasn’t recalledDecember 27, 2010 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #722297
actually they did recall it cuz of a story they put in that would bring them to lose all there readers I don’t know what was the story but I know they had to print it again this time without that story it just shows who they are ppl who will write about jb solovitzic and his cind of pplDecember 29, 2010 12:13 am at 12:13 am #722298
rubashkin rubashkin rubashkin… who is interested? ami’s cover story this week is from rubashkin’s daughter who is interested????? especially when zman wrote a long article with all the details… can’t they find something new??December 29, 2010 3:59 am at 3:59 am #722299ItcheSrulikMember
meshiga: Are you capable of writing in English? If so, rewrite that drivel so people can understand how full of it you are.December 29, 2010 4:14 am at 4:14 am #722300cantoresqMember
I think I’ll stick with the Jewish Week.December 29, 2010 4:25 am at 4:25 am #722301
Fine meshige- if you would be Rubashkin, you would also want your story on all covers.
I’m not saying it’s interesting, but I’m glad he’s being written about all over the place.December 29, 2010 4:27 am at 4:27 am #722302
cantor: Pravda would be a better choice.December 29, 2010 4:51 am at 4:51 am #722303apushatayidParticipant
Never heard of AMI magazine. Guess they need a new publicist.December 29, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm #722304
itche- no my writing isn’t the best but I understand and I read English so my opinion is an opinion…
smartcookie- your right that its good for rubashkin but I’m not buying magazines that are good for other ppl I’m buying whats good for me and for me its not interesting……December 29, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm #722305
btw I saw the article that made ami recall there magazine this week and if you would see it you wouldn’t buy it anymoreDecember 29, 2010 1:55 pm at 1:55 pm #722306Feif UnParticipant
fine-meshiga: How dare you insult R’ Soloveitchik zt”l, one of the greatest gedolim ever in America! You should go to his kever and beg for forgiveness. There is nothing wrong with writing about him. On the contrary, more people should read about this amazing gadol, who did more for Judaism in America than almost anyone.December 29, 2010 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm #722307ItcheSrulikMember
TMB: Pravda? Really? The Jewish Week is not that great a paper, but in comparison to Pravda it has *nothing* on the Israeli Yated.December 29, 2010 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #722308cantoresqMember
TMB, I don’t read the Cyrilic alphabet. Moreover, when it comes to getting accurate information in the Orthodox world, it’s clear that one cannot depend on the Orthodox publications, but their very own admission. The recent ban of a frum news site was essentially based on the accuracy of their reporting.December 29, 2010 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #722309apushatayidParticipant
This is degenerating into terrible lashon hara about another yid.December 29, 2010 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #722310not IMember
Seems like they are trying to attract everyone, satisfying no one!
One article about R Soleveitchik, teh next about Lubavitch and Satmar.. NOt getting many satmerers reading a paper that stresses R S work!
I recomend they work on one niche in Frum society.. But definitely not all!December 29, 2010 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #722311December 29, 2010 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm #722313bptParticipant
We are not subcribers (yet) but so far, we’ve bought each issue. I admire the fact that they had the guts to publish the story about a young woman who endured years of covering up for her uncapable parents, and when circumstances (not of her own doing) made it clear that her younger siblings were at risk, she called in the authorities.
Much like the “blogs” that exposed the child abuse that was being covered up in our community, articles like this make it eaiser for other victims to deal with / prevent further abusive situations. It also makes the people who would otherwise try to cover up situations like this think twice about what they are about to do.
Read the article yourself and decide. I think she did the right thing, and the “senior memebers” of the community have themselves to blame for the mess this family now has to deal with.
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