To Our LM Audience:
We are asking you to kindly support organizations that support journalists and free press worldwide.
Since our inception in 2016, we have a significant worldwide readership. We thank you for that. We are eternally grateful for your concern when the site went dark for periods along the way, many were concerned for our physical safety. Others were concerned that we would sell out.
WE WILL NOT SELL OUT.
By way of explanation, at times we went dark because the undertaking involved in keeping this blog active is immense. There is simply so much information. We are well aware that we may have let some of you down, those who were counting on us to do something or say something in an area of interest.
We must express our apologies. We continuously endeavor to rectify that. There really is so much information and the necessity for help from our readers is unquantifiable.
While we had not really focused on the issue of “Chofesh Ha’Bitui” before now, we have been placed in a position wherein this is now first and foremost in our thinking. Free Speech and Free Press should not be available to only those persons who can afford to defend against false claims and allegations that somehow we have committed some violation. The ability to scrutinize a community and its members (whether ultra-Orthodox or otherwise) should not be stymied by those with the money to afford to use the judicial system as a weapon.
The state of Free Speech throughout the world is at risk. In many parts of the world it is threatened by violence to journalists. In the US it is threatened by the wealth of those who can either hire firms to begin scrubbing the internet or who can hire lawyers to drag people through costly litigation.
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