So Golders Green can have sit-down restaurants and cafes, schools run by a board of governors rather than a single nepotistic strongman, mixed Tashlich sessions, decent mikvo’os and now even an eiruv and all with a Kedassia hechsher. But as for Stamford Hill it has been decreed that we are to remain forever under the servitude of a cabal of kleptomaniacs who can carry nothing but their own wallets.
It’s not as if we in Stamford Hill are incompetent because in many respects we are far more capable than others. Reb Aaron of Satmar will this week lay the foundation stone and attend the opening of a shul, yeshiva and school, the other Satmar recently opened its own mega girl school, Belz has commenced a huge building project, Vizhnitz has in the last few years opened shuls and schools, ditto for Bobov and Ger.
Yet in all this time the wretched UOHC has barely managed to refurbish a single mikve after many years as a building site and another mikve remains in a decrepit state after almost a decade. It can barely sweep its own front yard and they only put their cemetery in order after protests and notices in shuls. Oh, and they also facilitate the grand theft at the Yesodey Hatorah wedding hall through an agency, a leaseback, money changers, offshore companies and anything else they can think of to rip us off.
The time has come to realise that they are simply not fit for purpose and let them disband. Their boards and committees are not elected, they do not meet our needs and yet we pay for their upkeep through their kashrus racket. No taxation without representation goes the saying but I’d forgive them even that if they provided some kind of service. But they don’t and so let them disappear and we’ll manage far better without them.