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  • #593432

    WIY
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    Hi Reb Wolf.

    Firstly I wanted to repost what I posted on another thread regarding Chana and her 7 sons and how you “kinda” had the story TOTALLY wrong even though you were pretty convinced that you know the story COLD. You said on the suicide and Chana thread “There’s no evidence from the story that Chana’s children were tortured at all — and, as I mentioned earlier, it’s not even certain that she was being asked to give up her life at all.”

    Yet on Revach.net I found the following:

    Antiochus Kills Channah’s Seven Sons

    Antiochus had established his cruel decrees of religious persecution, and prepared to leave Yerushalayim to return to his throne. He appointed his official, Phillip, as the governor of Judea, and ordered him to harshly enforce his decrees. Phillip promptly arrested Elazer Hakohen, an elderly chacham, and ordered him to eat pig meat which was offered as a sacrifice to Antiochus. The governor was eager to have his orders obeyed by Elazer to set an example to the rest of the Jews. He even told Elazer that he would secretly exchange the pig for kosher meat, and he would only have to appear as if he was eating pig meat. Elazer Hakohen refused and was put to death.

    The seventh and youngest brother, who was only seven years old, was then brought. Antiochus was determined to win over at least this child. Antiochus begged him to obey his orders, and promised him to appoint him as his viceroy, who will rule over his entire kingdom. He promised him wealth and possessions. The boy contemptuously rejected his offer. Antiochus offered to throw down his ring and the boy will bend down to pick it up, at least giving the appearance of obeying the king. The boy refused.

    Chanah then stood over the bodies of her sons, and davened. As she finished davening, she threw herself off the roof and fell to her death.

    Secondly, regarding your “opinions” of the stories in the Torah you should see what the Kav Hayashar says on the topic in Perek 78 which I kindly have given you a link for

    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=40032&st=&pgnum=205&hilite=

    #716323

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Re: your two points.

    1. OK, so I was wrong about the story. Thank you for setting the record straight.

    2. I don’t know what “opinions,” in specific, you’re referring to. So, why don’t you tell me which opinions you are referring to AND summarize what the Kav HaYashar says and then I’ll respond as appropriate.

    The Wolf

    #716324

    WIY
    Member

    Wolf

    My point regarding 1 is that you were so sure you had the story straight and you are so confident in your Torah knowledge and understanding of Torah and yet in a second I turned it upside down on you and showed you that what you thought you knew for so many years was actually incorrect. The same can be true (and I would guess is likely true and I dont mean that to bash you) about many of the other things you think you know.

    Regarding 2. You said on the Shabbos thread “As a Ba’al Kriah, I am going to read Beraishis I am going to read the pasuk where Ya’akov Avinu says that the days of his life are “m’at v’raim…” an act for which he was later punished.

    So, I plan on saying Loshon Harah this shabbos — publicly. I guess that’s another reason that I’m doomed in the afterlife — every year I say LH about people in the Chumash.”

    So please Check out what the Kav Hayashar says about those who say such things and then see if maybe you have a little different attitude about it.

    #716325

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    The same can be true (and I would guess is likely true and I dont mean that to bash you) about many of the other things you think you know.

    So, if you think I’m wrong, feel free to correct me. I never have a problem admitting that I’m wrong when I am.

    I am well aware of my limitations intellectually and spiritually. I harbor no illusions that I am a scholar (or even intelligent at all) and that I “know it all.” I am certainly aware that I (like anyone else) can make mistakes (although, I suppose, I’m about a trillion times more likely to make them than anyone else).

    So, if you think I’m wrong, don’t be afraid to call me out. All I ask is that it be done civilly.

    So please Check out what the Kav Hayashar says about those who say such things and then see if maybe you have a little different attitude about it.

    Again, please summarize it for me.

    The Wolf

    #716326

    WIY
    Member

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    #716327

    eclipse
    Member

    Wolf…it appears you have met your match here on the Duel Thread!

    Ok,I’m going right back to the Ezras Noshim.Carry on.

    #716328

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Summarize. I could have gone to the link too. Don’t copy and paste… summarize in your own words.

    I would never just blindly give a text as a point. I would always summarize and provide a reference to the text for further verification. I ask the same courtesy of you.

    Thanks,

    The Wolf

    #716329

    WIY
    Member

    Wolf

    “I am well aware of my limitations intellectually and spiritually. I harbor no illusions that I am a scholar (or even intelligent at all) and that I “know it all.” I am certainly aware that I (like anyone else) can make mistakes (although, I suppose, I’m about a trillion times more likely to make them than anyone else).”

    On the Shabbos thread you said:

    “I can’t foresee any set of circumstances where I will regret calling my wife and kids by nicknames.

    I can’t foresee any set of circumstances where I could be convinced that Young Earth Creationism is correct*.

    Either of the above causes one to lose their chelek in Olam HaBah according to many opinions.

    There are other things as well, but those are the two that come to mind first.”

    and this one as well

    “If the Rambam wants to consign me to hell for that, then that’s fine. I’m willing to accept punishment for disobeying the Rambam. I value my relationship with my wife and kids that much.”

    These are the kind of statements I would expect from someone who is well versed in Kol Hatorah Kulah and therefore he is so sure of himself that he can say such things.

    I have cut and pasted some of the relevant parts of the Kav Hayashar. If you want to see the whole thing inside click the link I pasted.

    #716330

    WIY
    Member

    Wolf

    “Summarize. I could have gone to the link too. Don’t copy and paste… summarize in your own words.

    I would never just blindly give a text as a point. I would always summarize and provide a reference to the text for further verification. I ask the same courtesy of you.

    Thanks,”

    You mean you cant translate it on your own?! Ah Nechtigen Tug! I should have known better….

    #716332

    yitayningwut
    Participant

    WIY-

    By the way, for anyone interested, regarding that gemara of ?? ????? ???????? ??? ???? ??? ????, Abrabanel writes, ??? ???? ?? ?????? (!!).

    #716333

    maah
    Member

    Kav Hayashar in summary

    words like deeds have an after effect, choose them wisely.

    don’t say Adam did this wrong, or selling Yosef was wrong, etc…

    i think wiy’s point is, stop with the silly comments, like I’m domed to hell because I’m laining and saying lashon harah. that comment never did make sense.

    #716334

    WIY True I haven’t read Wolf’s comments but from skimming your response (I somehow fell safer reading you than Wolf) I get the felling that this dialogue should not have happened ??? ?? ?????

    #716335

    chesedname
    Participant

    Wolf

    The Kav Hayashar says clearly, don’t argue with chesedname, show him some respect, and all will be good. 🙂

    #716336

    chesedname
    Participant

    yitayningwut

    Where does the Abrabanel say that?

    I always had a ‘problem’ understanding what Reuven did.

    #716337

    RuffRuff
    Member

    WIY, I can’t see what warrants this disgusting behavior towards The Wolf, shown by you and Mod80 in the other thread. He asked a perfectly legitimate question and you guys don’t stop yelling ridiculous things at him. There is no mention in the Gemara or Medrash of what you say. You found a site quoting Josephus, that’s all. Josephus is not Chazal, he is just as reliable as any other historian. He relied on folklore like any historian. Would you believe his depiction of how Alexander The Great was born, too?

    It so happens that the Maharal writes that she didn’t jump, she asked Hashem to take her life, and He did.

    I also didn’t like The Wolf’s writing about why he lost his Olam Habba, and it confuses my understanding of his position and seriousness, but that is equaled by your arrogance.

    #716338

    Homeowner
    Member

    wiy,

    You said publicly to Wolf:

    My point regarding 1 is that you were so sure you had the story straight and you are so confident in your Torah knowledge and understanding of Torah and yet in a second I turned it upside down on you and showed you that what you thought you knew for so many years was actually incorrect.

    Unfortunately, I don’t have a Hebrew keyboard, but I presume you know the following from Pirkei Avos:

    “Ha’malbin p’nei chaveiro b’rabim, af al pi she’yeish bo Torah u’ma’asim tovim, ain lo chelek l’Olam Habam.”

    “He who embarasses his neighbor in public, even though he may have Torah and good deeds to his credit, has no share in the World to Come.”

    I’ll be waiting to see your public apology to Wolf as well as the deletion of your messages.

    #716339

    WIY
    Member

    RuffRuff and Homeowner

    There comes a point where one has to speak up for the sake of the Torah to protect others who read his posts and think that he knows what he is talking about.

    Furthermore since almost none of us know any of us personally and I dont think any of you know Wolf, and nobody can see his face this wouldnt fall under Hamalbin Pnei Chaveiro Berabim.

    If I met him in person and he was publicly lecturing his opinions on the Torah that he passes off as fact Id speak up as well and let him have it “vee is darf tzu zein.”

    True the internet allows for anonymity and free expression of ones thoughts. But as Jews we understand that the concept of freedom of speech is a fallacy. One cant say what they want and certainly when it comes to Torah and Torah sages, Rishonim, Acharonim one has to be very careful what one says. Theres no Heter to have a flippant attitude towards the Avos Hakedoshim Chalila or the Rambam.

    The Rabbeinu Yonah, was a fierce opponent of the Rambam’s philosophical views and is considered to have been instrumental in having the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim burned by the non-Jewish authorities in Paris in 1233. The tragic burning of 24 wagon loads of Gemaros that were burned in the same square by the Church in 1242, sparked Rabbeinu Yonah to regret his past views and publicly admit his terrible mistake regarding the Rambam. While he promised to go to the Rambam’s kever in Eretz Yisroel to ask Mechila he returned to Spain and died there never having made it to Eretz Yisroel.

    Yet we in this generation who are Mamish Am Haaratzim Gemurim even those of us who think we know something have the Chutzpah to be flippant towards the Rambam and other Rishonim. “Pnei Hador Kipnei Hakelev” no exaggeration.

    #716340

    yitayningwut
    Participant

    chesedname-

    I’m not sure, I’ll try to look it up for you. I know it because a rebbi of mine said it over in a chaburah, and when he saw me smirking, he said “I see the maskilim are laughing…”

    #716341

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    But wolf is our friend.

    #716342

    BP Zaideh
    Member

    WIY

    Why don’t you take Shloimies Shver’s advice? You had to be ???? so you started a thread and voila you had more gems to contend with

    #716343

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    You mean you cant translate it on your own?! Ah Nechtigen Tug! I should have known better….

    If you say so. I guess that means you’re not going to summarize it for me. If so, then I can’t respond to you either way — with a proper response or an admission of wrongdoing.

    The Wolf

    #716344

    yitayningwut
    Participant

    Chesedname, I couldn’t find that exact quote yet, but in Shmuel II perek 11 Abrabanel writes ?? ????? ???? ???? ????? ???, ??? ????? ?? ???? ?????… ??? ??? ?? ????? ???? ???? ???? ???? ?????, ??? ???? ???? ??? ???????.

    (Source: http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14367&st=&pgnum=344 – page 344)

    BTW in the gemara in A.Z. I quoted above I mistakenly wrote Reuvain, I meant David. The point is the same.

    #716345

    WIY
    Member

    popa_bar_abba

    Look up the mishna in Avos and the Mefarshim there to see what a real friend is Vehamayvin Yavin.

    #716346

    WIY
    Member

    BP Zaideh

    Yeah, I know.

    #716347

    ZachKessin
    Member

    WIY I have to say your behavior to the Wolf has been down right rude.

    And yes it appears that his memory of that was incorrect, It happens, and when you showed him he was wrong he admitted it and moved on. You seem to think it is a character flaw to admit that you made a mistake. I will admit that I don’t understand this. People make mistakes, memory is faulty, at least mine is.

    I will also state that for the record I have met the Wolf and consider him a friend. Oh and I also can not think of any set of events that might convince me that young earth creationism is correct.

    #716348

    aries2756
    Participant

    i’m just wondering, we were told early on that your Rosh allowed you to be here. Does he also allow you to be so chutzpadik to all these posters that you absolutely know for sure are much older than you? We know this to be a fact since the posters have divulge their marital status, their parental status and even their “grand”parental status.

    You have been extremely chuzpadik and have not covered yourself by making your points in a respectful manner. I’m just asking because starting a thread specifically to bring the Wolf down, even though he is taking it in good stride is truly chutzpa. And because in another thread the issue of having respect for people who are older and sometimes wiser than you, even though you debate that, had no effect on you what-so-ever. The issue of anonymity for you seems to cover it all. Have you asked your Rosh if that in fact is true? Because you are so eager to teach the rest of us Torah and Halacha I am just interested in knowing what your Rosh thinks about all your posts.

    #716349

    RuffRuff
    Member

    WIY, His Chana and seven sons question was perfectly legitimate.

    #716350

    WIY
    Member

    aries2756

    My Rosh? I never quoted my Rosh as saying I can be here. Im not currently enrolled in a Yeshivah and havent been for a number of years now. I work.

    #716351

    Y.W. Editor
    Keymaster

    Before this goes really bad, we’ll end it now.

    Looks like The Wolf took the high road here….

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