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  • #593573
    yitzchokm
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    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?

    #722276
    A23
    Participant

    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.

    #722277

    The progressives have the NY Times.

    #722278
    fine-meshiga
    Member

    there is nothing special in it moshpacha style articles

    #722279
    smartcookie
    Member

    They were amazing and interesting articles.

    Each page was filled with various informative topics.

    Did you want them to write about SHIDDUCHIM ONLY????

    #722280
    wanderingchana
    Participant

    Loved part 2 about the prison rabbi, and the reaction he got from heating his LaBriute meal!!

    #722281
    wanderingchana
    Participant

    FWIW: All these magazine need to do a better job proofreading!!!

    #722282

    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!

    #722283
    smartcookie
    Member

    Vnishmartem- exactly. You took the words off my tongue!

    #722284
    fine-meshiga
    Member

    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…

    #722285
    krula rebbe
    Member

    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.

    #722286
    sh.kop
    Member

    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.

    #722287
    hello99
    Participant

    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.

    #722288
    A23
    Participant

    sh.kop, you canceled your subscription because they had an article about Reb Chaim’s grandson, who was a gadol in his own right??

    #722289
    truthsharer
    Member

    sh.kop,

    Why would you cancel a magazine that offers an article on Rav Soleveitchik?

    That seems awfully small minded of you.

    #722290
    deiyezooger
    Member

    “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.

    #722291
    fine-meshiga
    Member

    then its ‘take’ not worth checking out…

    #722292
    sh.kop
    Member

    Oh, I didn’t realize that its the same person

    That explains a lot

    #722293
    hello99
    Participant

    What happened to this weeks issue? I heard it was recalled from the newsstands

    #722294
    Poster
    Member

    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!

    #722295
    Ettie
    Member

    hello99 – did you hear your info from a reliable source? just wondering cause I really enjoyed the first issue.

    #722296
    princesssy
    Member

    I got this weeks so I guess it wasn’t recalled

    #722297
    fine-meshiga
    Member

    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 ppl

    #722298
    fine-meshiga
    Member

    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??

    #722299
    ItcheSrulik
    Member

    meshiga: Are you capable of writing in English? If so, rewrite that drivel so people can understand how full of it you are.

    #722300
    cantoresq
    Member

    I think I’ll stick with the Jewish Week.

    #722301
    smartcookie
    Member

    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.

    #722302

    cantor: Pravda would be a better choice.

    #722303
    apushatayid
    Participant

    Never heard of AMI magazine. Guess they need a new publicist.

    #722304
    fine-meshiga
    Member

    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……

    #722305
    fine-meshiga
    Member

    btw I saw the article that made ami recall there magazine this week and if you would see it you wouldn’t buy it anymore

    #722306
    Feif Un
    Participant

    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.

    #722307
    ItcheSrulik
    Member

    TMB: Pravda? Really? The Jewish Week is not that great a paper, but in comparison to Pravda it has *nothing* on the Israeli Yated.

    #722308
    cantoresq
    Member

    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.

    #722309
    apushatayid
    Participant

    This is degenerating into terrible lashon hara about another yid.

    #722310
    not I
    Member

    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!

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    #722313
    bpt
    Participant

    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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