June 23, 2022 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm #2099884
every jew that voted for biden should take a good look at the things they are teaching childeren and doing to children and if you do not regret voting for him then you got some issues manJune 24, 2022 8:01 am at 8:01 am #2099915Herman KahanParticipant
what does the question ‘what is a woman’ have to do with regretting voting for biden?June 24, 2022 8:48 am at 8:48 am #2099936
A person whose birchos hashachar include “shelo asani ish”.June 24, 2022 8:50 am at 8:50 am #2099931akupermaParticipant
1. What is taught in public schools is a function of the states. Most frum Jews send their children to privately funded schools. Biden has nothing to do with them.
2. Biden’s administration is supporting allowing males to play on women’s teams by claiming they are female wannabees. This has no impact on our community since college athletics are routinely conducted in a manner that precludes those observing Shabbos (which is why frum Jews are for all purposes excluded from NCAA athletic scholarships, which by far are the largest non-need based college scholarships).
3. Brandon’s inept foreign and economic policies are reason enough to oppose him. Confusion about grammar is not a serious issue, at least from our perspective.June 24, 2022 8:50 am at 8:50 am #2099947ubiquitinParticipant
Can you elaborate on the connection between Biden and things “they” are teaching and doing to Young children?June 24, 2022 9:45 am at 9:45 am #2099958Real daas TorahParticipant
Akerpuma. It has nothing to do with if the specific cases apply to us or not. The point is that they r pushing the liberal agenda and the liberal agenda is rishus and toavahJune 24, 2022 10:26 am at 10:26 am #2099971
Who says that you have to follow the liberal agenda? They provide help to the poor as a springboard to find a job and not like their opponents advocating ‘sink or swim’.June 24, 2022 10:27 am at 10:27 am #2099982GoldilocksParticipant
Even if the specific laws being passed don’t have any practical ramifications for frum yidden, they directly affect the culture of the country we live in. It’s extremely difficult- if not impossible- to live in a country and not be influenced, at least to some degree, by the surrounding culture.
There are also so many non-Frum yidden living in the USA who will be directly affected by these laws. We should care about them, too.June 24, 2022 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm #2100028
Be a Yid on your own. Don’t expect the goyim to do it for you. We would have ceased to exist long ago, if we had subscribed to Judeo-Christian values as the basis of we are.June 24, 2022 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm #2100037
First of all it may not be hitting close to home now but in some Jewish communities it is. Biden’s love of the trans shows just how little actual thought goes into his policy. Additionally sooner or later it can end up like Canada where if a minor wants a transition and even one of the parents wants to the gov will force the other parent to give the kid upJune 24, 2022 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #2100085
Dear Young, and?
If we really value The Torah Way, how do you feel threatened by a political figure cheering on some unintelligible social celebration? Even if he is the President.June 24, 2022 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm #2100158
Answer: current Daf Yomi Seder.
More(!) seriously, I have to answer humbly “I do not know” to the OP’s question – despite years of diligent study with a personal tutor. Even after the tutor and I introduced. B’H, several more exemplars into the world and I was zoche to observe them closely, first in vivo and then in vitro – I still cannot comprehend them. But the Seder is not over, so I am still holding hope.June 26, 2022 1:42 am at 1:42 am #2100267
“We would have ceased to exist long ago, if we had subscribed to Judeo-Christian values as the basis of we are…
nOmesorah makes a really important point. Those like Agudah who are issuing press releases applauding the Roe decision and kvelling about the Republicans pledges to restore America to its founding “Judeo-Christian” values really have zero interest in the Judeo part. While you may see an occasional frum yid with yeshivsh lvush, black hat and beardl lined up in the photo ops, their concept of yiddeshkeit is more aligned with Jews for Jesus and evangelical messianic dogma. They would throw us under the bus quicker than you can say MAGA (not that the left-wing Dems are any better).June 26, 2022 10:23 am at 10:23 am #2100398
First of all there is an idea of hishtadlus. Second the reason why the trumpers are much better for us even though I agree that they probably don’t all love us is that their policies are better for us so even if they don’t like us their policies protect usJune 26, 2022 10:25 am at 10:25 am #2100387modernParticipant
Nobody commenting here seems to be able to define “woman”.June 26, 2022 10:28 am at 10:28 am #2100388
I love it when someone lumps a whole group of people together and ascribes one thing to the whole group negatively
Just as an example Rabbi Avi Shafran was anti trump the whole time trump was president, so I guess now that he left he has become a MAGAerJune 26, 2022 11:52 am at 11:52 am #2100430smerelParticipant
>>>Who says that you have to follow the liberal agenda? They provide help to the poor as a springboard to find a job and not like their opponents advocating ‘sink or swim’.
Helping the poor through the confiscation of other people’s money isn’t chesed. It is theft.
What does the Gemorah say about “Chesed Lumim Chatos?”June 26, 2022 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm #2100441
It helps the economy and therefore people are mochel the theft.June 26, 2022 2:55 pm at 2:55 pm #2100471yaakov doeParticipant
A woman is one who sits in the ezras nashim in shul and loves to shop.June 26, 2022 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #2100472
Giving the poor free money is the worst thing for them. It makes them unable to find jobs bc company’s can’t survive in their neighborhoods and it completely ends hard work and a better life for the nex genJune 26, 2022 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #2100477
That is not confiscation but paying extra taxes.June 26, 2022 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #2100478
CA: Not “All” but a significant number of those who profess their love and support for their “Jewish brothers and sisters” view it all through the prism of a fundamentalist Christian world view. While we make convenient political allies on some public policy issues, its important to keep that perspective in the backgroundJune 26, 2022 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #2100479
“It helps the economy and therefore people are mochel the theft.“
Speak for yourself
I don’t want my tax dollars “helping the economy” by paying for unnecessary things or even funding abortionsJune 26, 2022 4:38 pm at 4:38 pm #2100481AviraDeArahParticipant
Smerel, i made a similar mistake in taking the Tanya’s useage of that pasuk and thinking it’s in gemara – the gemaras maskanah is that it means cleansing, but i did think of a way to make the tanyas pshat fit in with a maharsha there, but it’s not the pashut pshat when you see the gemara.
He’s getting it from a zohar or arizal, kol tivu de’avdin etc…
either of which can take the pasuk to mean that al derech sod, but in pshat, that’s not how chazal understand it.June 26, 2022 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #2100485ymribiatParticipant
But, what is a troll?June 26, 2022 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm #2100504
“CA: Not “All” but a significant number of those who profess their love and support for their “Jewish brothers and sisters” view it all through the prism of a fundamentalist Christian world view. While we make convenient political allies on some public policy issues, its important to keep that perspective in the background“
I’m talking about the Agudah and you’re switching to evangelicals, they are both “religious” but that’s itJune 26, 2022 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #2100516
“I’m talking about the Agudah and you’re switching to evangelicals, they are both “religious” but that’s it..
Sorry I wasn’t clear. I’m not equating Agudah or any yiddeshe mosdos to the Evangelical Christian groups with whom we occasionally find common positions. I am very skeptical of the their motives and longer-term agenda for Yidden and EY. Personally, I’m not all that interested in being a participant in their armageddon plans for z’man moishiach. Some of the same evangelical wingnuts that Trump invited for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in yerushalayim are also part of a traveling circus with former General Michael Flynn, the Pillow guy and other meshugaim advocating for making the bible (aka NT) and “God’s Natural Law” the ultimate governing framework for American jurisprudence.June 26, 2022 8:17 pm at 8:17 pm #2100522👑RebYidd23Participant
To those who do not have a simple answer for “What is a woman?” we must ask “Is there such a thing as a woman?”June 26, 2022 8:17 pm at 8:17 pm #2100523
Are you ok? You’re sidestepping what my original comment was about
Originally you said agudah is a bunch of magaers, I brought a proof they weren’t then you sidestep to evangelicalsJune 26, 2022 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #2100535
CA: I never equated Agudah to MAGA. I said that segments of the so-called New Right Christian evangelicals would throw yidden under the proverbial bus “faster than you can say MAGA”.
I have great respect for Agudah’s work, both in DC and state capitals. I have no real insight but suspect that R ‘Chaim Dovid Zwiebel is not a big MAGA fan but has to deal with political world as it is. I’m concerned for reasons noted earlier that there are risks for Agudah and any of the politically active yiddeshe mosdos to get too far out over their skis on some of these alliances.
Enough said.June 26, 2022 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #2100543
Now I understand your original post. Thanks for the clarificationJune 26, 2022 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm #2100545
Reb Clarence Thomas has a new book out. In excerpts he quotes his grandfather who looked at the newly constructed “projects” and remarked – they are building houses, not communities. It is not enough to wish away helping poor – you need to actually know how to achieve it. See Rambam’s priority list.June 27, 2022 9:49 pm at 9:49 pm #2100803
1. Hishtadlus. Not needed here. Let the general public try all the social experiments they want. It has no meaning to me. Why would any yid with a strong foundation even follow this nonsense?
2. Policies. If Washington had not been non-functional for the majority of my life, this may be worth discussing. But the fact is that our elected representatives to the collective bodies of government can’t govern. Nor can they be collective. They can’t even represent anymore. Now they are moving to the point where they can’t even be fairly elected. In this climate, policies are just fuel for bigoted cultural discord. The sensible person would take on whatever position is less inflammatory. Even if that means ‘supporting’ something that we personally find abominable.June 29, 2022 8:07 am at 8:07 am #2101306tunaisafishParticipant
I think the answer to this question is very simple yet complex. A woman is someone who is inherinty possesin g female charitiristics like washing dishes and cooking food . the real question is what is a man? 5 collums hagbah?
(no discrimination intended)June 29, 2022 10:55 am at 10:55 am #2101491
If I cook for myself and wash my dishes, am I a female as my wife passed away 12 years ago?June 29, 2022 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm #2101685
Reb E, there are (were?) some expectations in the society:
Yevamos ~110 talks abut a (rich) blind person who volunteered 400 zuz for a bride, saying that having a wife is a better idea that just hiring a maid .. (thus, he pays twice for getting both in the same person)
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