Ani Maamins for the J-Blogging Nation include these articles of Faith:
I beleive with perfect faith that whereas Kharedistan is where you go for Mohalim, Sofrim, Cholent and Kishka and good chopped liver it is also the place where you go for 9-Days Money laundering, sundry financial chicanery and black market kidneys
I believe with perfect faith that whereas ModernOrthodania is where you go for mixed swimming, moronic RW Zionism and suburban flight it is also the place where you go for Ivy-educated professionals, Academics, Wine and Cheese tastings, fresh Sushi, good citizenship, straight shooting and pristine business Ethics.
Well lo and behold it seems that in the Sepharadic Syrian Community עולם הפוך ראיתי where the "traditionalists" are the business sleazeballs and, in an inversion of 50s B movie Westerns, where the good guys wear the black hats.
"Solomon Dwek took down the rabbis from the two main rival families whose leadership struggle divided the community some 15 years ago. And in damaging these pillars of the community, some say, Dwek may have strengthened the ultra-Orthodox “black hat” stream that has been a rising force, at least among the rank and file."
"The Deal Yeshiva and Deal Kollel, both headed by Dwek’s father, are the centers for the ultra-Orthodox in Deal and remain untouched by the scandal, as does Ateret Torah, the central ultra-Orthodox Syrian congregation in Brooklyn".
The source for this Bloggish Qefira, Formulaic Kharedi apologetics, circle-the-wagons defensiveness and distortions? The Yated? HaModia? Cross-Currents? Lazer Beams? NO...The Forward!
Qedusha-Havdala...Have you had yours today?!