Sep 7, 2009

Trying to Help Out a Blogger ...

This is a blogpost from Hirhurim - Musings.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Rav Soloveitchik, An Authentic Giant of Authentic Judaism

There is an obnoxious new blog called Authentic Judaism whose author keeps e-mailing me and offering to educate me on how his particular version of right wing Orthodox Judaism is the only authentic type of Judaism. I have been ignoring him but in today's e-mail he bragged about his high Google ranking. In response, I would like to request the help of fellow bloggers in driving down his Google ranking.

As I write this post, the second result for a Google search on "Authentic Judaism" is a post of his titled "JB Soloveitchik, The Authentic Impostor" (the first result is to a Secular Humanist Temple!). Yes, that is the kind of hateful things he writes. He is spending Elul this year writing about "the idiot Natan Slifkin", which is incredibly offensive. What he might not realize is that by insulting people like Rav Soloveitchik and Rabbi Slifkin, he is opening the door for others to insult his mentors, both in public and in private. It is practically guaranteed to happen (although I ask readers to please refrain from doing so).

Please link to this post and even put up a similar post of your own to push him down in the ranks. Feel free to copy this word-for-word if you want. And while you're at it, it might also help if you end every new post with the words "Authentic Judaism".

On this post, I will offer free reign on links. Any blog that posts something like this will be linked below (please leave a comment here or e-mail me so I know).

Thank you.


E. Fink said...

I blogged about it here:

and I included 5 other blogs that wrote about it.

Ofir Hauptmann said...

I love the link in your twitter feed to Rabbi Adler. He's really making me think twice about Orthodoxy--ie, that's a not a bunch of right-wingers trying to force their brand of Judaism on me. It must be nice to be under his tutelage.

Frumsatire said...

If not for all these posts, no one would have cared about that search term - I can brag about stupid high rankings as well but he was a moron.

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