The Renaissance Popes, Lehavdil, Lehavdil
Are the gedolim actually corrupt or are we seeing some bad apples?
If they are corrupt, is this just a period (like the Renaissance popes) where there is corruption in the religious leadership, or is it possible that the gedolim have always been corrupt? Because, let's face it, absolute power corrupts absolutely, and it could just be that prior to the age of mass information dissemination, it was a lot easier to control the message... If that is the case, how far back would the corruption go?
PS - no music today. Hum something Christmasy to yourselves.