I’ll keep this brief, but I’ll try to make my point clearly.
I have often read comments on this site criticism Matzav for not covering this or that event of a particular Jewish group or community. There seems to always be someone out there ready to jump on this website or really any site or publication for not covering this or that event, especially when it comes to particular communities. It is like there is an unofficial police watchdog making sure that proper coverage is given to certain goings-on.
At the same time, I am somewhat surprised that no one expressed an outcry that, to my knowledge, Matzav was the only site to even recognize the yahrtzeit of Rav Aharon Kotler zt”l, the great Lakewood rosh yeshiva, earlier this week. Where were all the “policemen” who are always out there making sure that the chareidi websites are covering the events they deem worthy of coverage? Why weren’t they getting on the case of every website that didn’t properly mention the yahrtzeit of clearly one of the greatest Torah builders on the American scene in the last century? Where was the homage paid to the person largely responsible for the Torah world we see today in North America?
I never quite understand this double standard. Certain specific Chareidi news media, especially those catering to the yeshivishe velt and to a certain extent the chassidishe velt, are scrutinized when they don’t mention certain events or yahrtzeits, yet everyone else gets a free pass for totally ignoring the yahrtzeits of some of the greatest gedolim, such as Rav Aharon Kotler. Basically, the attitude seems to be, “You better mention us, but we can ignore you altogether.” Get my drift?
Can someone please explain this to me?
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