May 18, 2022 6:14 pm at 6:14 pm #2088203lakewhutParticipant
The frum media loves covering the various hadlakos but what about the bochurim avs kollel younger leit who stick to their regular night seder schedules and not use it as an excuse to skip out on their learning?May 18, 2022 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm #2088353KuvultParticipant
Media covers stories of interest. Lag Ba’Omer, lighting a fire, singing and dancing is newsworthy. Bachurim learning in Yeshiva is not. Should the media report “Mr. Rosenberg had meat loaf and mashed potatoes for supper. After resting for an hour in his recliner, he went to a Chumash Shiur at Bais Dovid synagogue followed by Maariv.”May 20, 2022 10:01 am at 10:01 am #2088946HaLeiViParticipant
It doesn’t take greatness not to be Machshiv something. It’s easy.May 20, 2022 10:22 am at 10:22 am #2088952GadolhadorahParticipant
Sadly, zealots on both sides of the spectrum, whether religious or political, attract attention and the oxygen of media is “attention” since that is what allows them to survive via ads or subscription or some hybrid model. As Kuvult notes, normal and responsible behavior, rational thinking and civil discourse are BORING and Boring does not put NIS in the bank to pay the utility costs for the server and editorial staff.May 20, 2022 10:23 am at 10:23 am #2088955AviraDeArahParticipant
Kuvult, that’s exactly the OPs point; it should be newsworthy when people are “oae nachas ruach leyotzro”, when they fulfill the purpose of creation… Torah should be glorified lehagdil Torah ulha’adirah, at any and all opportunity.
The community section in newspapers should have pictures of “normal” sedorim in yeshivos, the whole year, because every day that Torah is learned it’s news! Most of the world, even most of the Jewish world, does not sit and sanctify their entire time for learning.May 20, 2022 10:57 am at 10:57 am #2088968KuvultParticipant
Start a cable channel that has a feed of a Bais Medrash. Let me know how many viewers you get.May 20, 2022 11:39 am at 11:39 am #2088978AviraDeArahParticipant
I didn’t say it would be popular; videos of people lip syncing with idiotic dances garner millions of views from morons who are inseparable from their phones.May 20, 2022 11:53 am at 11:53 am #2088982Yabia OmerParticipant
Lakewhut: lechol zman va’eis.
Everything has its time and place. Lah Baomer is a time of bonfires, dancing etc. That’s newsworthy at that time.May 20, 2022 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm #2089050n0mesorahParticipant
Bad idea. Keep the Bais Medrash for those who seek Torah. Let the glory seekers stay in Meron.
The glory of Torah is when we treat those than study it’s Wisdom with respect. Putting them on a live feed, or in the news, is not glory. It’s insulting.May 22, 2022 12:02 am at 12:02 am #2089300user176Participant
The people who value Torah learning are not interested in watching people learning on the news. They were probably themselves learning then. Parenthetically, I was involved in a “learn a thon” that night and my wife enjoyed watching the live stream.May 23, 2022 9:42 am at 9:42 am #2089828GadolhadorahParticipant
For the same reason the Supreme Court has not allowed cameras into the Courtroom, keep cameras out of the beis medrash. Otherwise, you would see some of the usual suspects not generally known as all star sheteigers shuckling and rocking their shtenders back and forth as with an intensity never before seen (for the benefit of those watching).May 23, 2022 9:51 am at 9:51 am #2089848tunaisafishParticipant
Thats why we had siyum harambam to try to get bochurim to do rambam after night seider instead of kumzitzing.May 23, 2022 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #2090001Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
Well complaining that learning does not poll well is equivalent to admitting that “we, the people” determine what is and is not popular. Start with YWN – if more people would click on an article about learning instead of hadlakos and physical altercations between whomever, I am sure YWN staff will oblige with corresponding content.
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