good news! I'd like to think they heard me (the P.S. to prior post))... but, in any case, good decision! although it is not at all clear that it was done for the right reasons... (like some of the media coverage says) ultimately, it's really good they did do it!
P.S. since I am in a congratulatory mood, is this Craig Newmark playing the violin at the Toronto Askenaz music festival? (while I am not Jewish myself, I like the music a lot! -- the fact that I grew up in Romania might have helped, there is a strong Romanian influence (under "style") as far as the tunes go but there is certainly a unique interpretation and special effects) ~D.