Music is a gateway to cults
Date: February 03, 2003 07:53AM
So, in the mid 70's I got pumped up on Jewish music. And it wasn't just Shlomo Carlebach. I had a pretty good collection:
Modzitz, Mordechai Ben David, Rabbis Sons, Negina Orchestra, Kransler, etc.. Endless songs of how great it is to be in Jerusalem , etc.. Then I went there. Just read the postings on this site about how "great" it really was. Bedbugs, skin sores, poverty, loads of mosquitos.
You know, I weightlift. I had a bench press custom made up in Lod city. I was lifting over 300 lbs on it and it snapped. I could have gotten killed. I'm really lucky I'm still alive.
And when I had the bench made up the welder was complaining, "oy, it takes so many tools, so much work etc..." I should have bought a ready made one. Everyone wants me to sympathize with their plight, but they really didn't give me my money's worth. Not in my case.