To the editors of Yeshiva World News,
I would like to thank you for your wonderful, informative and clean website. As an upstanding member of Klal Yisroel, I would like to applaud you for the wonderful reporting which you do for – as you call yourself- The Yeshiva World. I would like to thank you for the years of honest, responsible reporting, done Al Pi Derech Hatorah and with sensitivity which reflects true Jewish values.
The reason why I am sending you this email tonight is only because of the high standards which you have set for yourself and which I will hope you will continue to maintain.
We are in Galus, which we hope will shortly be coming to an end with the coming of Mashiach Bemihyrah Byaminu. Chazal say that before Mashiach comes, Klal Yisroel must realize that ayn lanu al mi lehishaen ela al avinu shebashamayim. Us Jews must realize that there is no person who we can fall back on, who we can rely on to help us, but Has hem. The reason why Mordechai told Esther that she may not reveal to which nation she belongs was to insure that Bnei Yisroel to not rely on their “Sister in the Palace” but rather, that they turn to Hashem. In our troubles times, Hashem is slowly removing all those people which we had on whom to rely.
One of the most powerful people in New York State, a Shomer Shabbos Jew is losing his place of power and fame. The reason? So that we can turn to Hashem. For the last twenty years, since Sheldon Silver had become the Speaker, there have been people out to get him. Each year they try anew to find fault and scandals, and each year they have been thwarted. Up until this year that is. The current news could have broken at any point, it could have happened last year, three years ago, seven years ago, or, could have waited another three years to break. Yet it happened now. For us. For a purpose.
I would like to request that when you cover the Silver story, that you do it in a way which befits your wonderful news station. In a way which does not feed onto Lashon Hara, and in a way which does not lead to an increase of Chilul Hashem.
Sheldon Silver has done much for our community in his close to 40 years as assemblyman. It behooves us to show proper Hakaras Hatov and stand strong and tall to our Jewish principles even in the current situation.
I understand that you may continue to cover the story, yet please do it in the best manner possible. “A picture speaks a hundred words” I would like to humbly request that the pictures which you post of Speaker Sheldon Silver, along with the words that follow it don’t just find fault and lead to disgust.
Al Tadin Es Chavercha Ad Shetagiya Limkomo.
Once again, Yashar Koach on your website, it has been a leading example for the Frum community.
[NOTE: The above letter has been unedited and published exactly how YWN received it.]
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