Lipa Schmeltzer Faces Cancellations In The US After Entertaining IDF Soldiers

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    NEW YORK (VINnews) — Charedi Singer Lipa Schmeltzer has suffered cancellations from several communities in the US which did not approve of his entertaining the IDF soldiers deployed near Gaza.

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    In a viral clip released last week, Schmeltzer can be seen dancing for the troops in his inimicable manner, and the soldiers responding and dancing with him. Yet apparently for some communities who distance themselves from Israel and from Zionist ideology, this was too much to swallow and they decided to cancel their contracts with the popular singer.

    One of the events was due to take place last Thursday in the Satmar community in New York. In an attempt to mollify his critics, Schmeltzer went to the tomb of Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum, the Satmar Rebbe, and said that “The Jews in Eretz Yisrael have suffered greatly recently, I know that there are different opinions in Judaism, but I have my mission, I went to Eretz Yisrael to make Jews happy, I saw people without hands, without feet from the war, my mission is to make people’s hearts rejoice.

    “Yesterday I was supposed to sing at an event and it was cancelled because I made Jews happy in Eretz Yisrael. I will continue to cheer brokenhearted Jews and to bring them closer. If this is my sacrifice that I lose Parnasah from it, when I come upstairs I will see that it is only a profit and not a real loss.”

     

     


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    Yaakov
    Yaakov
    3 months ago

    I’ve always been a fan of Lipa’s music, but now I’m a fan of Lipa himself. It takes courage to stand up to the establishment even when the establishment is clearly wrong.

    andy
    andy
    3 months ago

    His acts of chesed are made even greater by the fact that others are challenging him. We stand be behind you Lipa. Keep up your amazing work!

    Conservative Carl
    Conservative Carl
    3 months ago

    I will not hire him now because I do not have the kind of money one must have to hire a celebrity singer, but if I were a rich man, I would hire him so quickly!

    Candice Meyerson
    Candice Meyerson
    3 months ago

    I do not believe Lipa was trying to pacify anyone – he was trying to publicize without calling out who what was going on and asking other entertainers (see the rest of his post and reel) not to be pressured even at the “cost” of their livelihood. That is what a great person Lipa is! Am Yisroel Chai – continue your good work Lipa.

    Am Israel Chai
    Am Israel Chai
    3 months ago

    One of the main components on the decision of our enemies VICIOUS attack was the lock of Achdus between us, flush them down deep on the ground
    ANYONE that is trying to divide us you are making a Big mistake choosing your/family own faith

    NEVER AGAIN
    NEVER AGAIN
    NEVER AGAIN

    JFK Jr
    JFK Jr
    3 months ago

    Sinas chinam. What is it with you people during this ays tzaaras? These anti zionists make me sick. I get that you don’t support political Zionism but Israel is the center of Judaism in the world and at war. So please stop with the baseless hatred.

    Democrats always support their Jew hating members.
    Democrats always support their Jew hating members.
    3 months ago

    Disgusting.

    FakeNews
    FakeNews
    3 months ago

    Real Sinas Chinam

    israel
    israel
    3 months ago

    bUt SAtmaR conDEMns neturei karta. Right. theyre one and the same. they just disagree a little in how they should voice it

    Lets be honest
    Lets be honest
    3 months ago

    He’s a big boy. He understands, or should understand, that whatever it is that he does will face criticism from others. It’s happened before and it’ll happen again. Not everyone loves him 100%. That is the way of the world.

    Do you think MBD never faced criticism? If you think so, you’re not old enough. And what about Avrohom Fried? The people in KJ have to listen to his music, quietly on headphones, making sure that nobody hears it.

    Shimon Mir
    Shimon Mir
    2 months ago

    Score one for achdus l’vatala

    Yaakov
    Yaakov
    2 months ago

    Avraham Avinu went to war with the four kings to save his nephew Lot.
    Yaakov Avinu’s sons fought their enemies in Shechem
    Moshe Rabbeinu transmitted the mitzvos of going out to war which Hashem taught him to teach Bnei Yisrael.
    Yehoshua was a warrior leading the people to conquer Eretz Yisroel.
    All the Shoftim, including Shimshon, went to war against the Seven nations to conquer Eretz Yisrael.
    David Hamelech was a warrior who fought the Plishtim throughout his life.
    All the Kings in Sefer Melachim went to war against our enemies.
    The Maccabim went to war against the Misyavnim.
    I do not remembering one time in the entire Tanach when our manhigim told the people to learn Torah and say Tehillim instead of going out to battle and that they were holier than the soldiers who were giving up their lives.
    Can anyone tell me where this idea came from?

    JG
    JG
    2 months ago

    Lipa we love you and support you. You are bringing sanity and achdut. We owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude. Anyone against our soldiers and against supporting our defending ourselves is not a religious jew – “they should change their name to Adolf Hitler” – Rabbi YY Jacobson.

    Elephant
    Elephant
    3 months ago

    Why mix personal life with business ? Are all the other people in the venues 100% kosher like you feel they should be ?

    Michael
    Michael
    2 months ago

    Just wait a little while till anti-Semitism gets unbearable in the United States and all the Jews from Kiryas Yoel and Williamsburg are desperately trying to get on flights to escape to the evil Zionist state. They will be following the footsteps of the Satmar Rebbe who was saved by the Zionists during the Holocaust but he never acknowledged or showed appreciation to them for saving his life.

    Mister, Just Plain Mister
    Mister, Just Plain Mister
    2 months ago

    Showing love to an injured fellow Yid is part of our mandate as frum Yidden. Not doing that because of another’s personal politics is part of the Satan’s mandate. People who start with the whole tziyoni thing are under the control of the Satan. Shame on them.

    Liberal brains are full of mush
    Liberal brains are full of mush
    2 months ago

    Is there a clause in the contract that he may not entertain Jewish soldiers?

    Maven
    Maven
    3 months ago

    Schmeltzer is the epidemy of a publicity hound. Many years ago there was a letter from THE most respected Rabbonim not to attend his concert. He loved the attention even it was negative. And there is nothing wrong for anyone to cancel him if he does things that’s contrary to Satmars beliefs. There are plenty of Chausidis who are pro the IDF I am sure he will get jobs by them. Good luck, Schmeltzer.