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The court released the transcript of the encounter the police had with Floyd from beginning to end based on the bodycam of the officer who was 1st on the scene. And from the transcript it is clear that the video the world saw was taken completely out of context. George Floyd started yelling about how he can’t breathe over and over from the very beginning, refusing to get into the back of the police car after he was placed under arrest and insisted on laying down on the ground. This was way before Derek Chauvin, the officer who put his knee on Floyd’s neck showed up at the scene. And when the cops started to think that he wasn’t lying and that maybe he actually couldn’t breathe, they speak of him having a medical emergency. He was out of his mind on a terrible combination of drugs, fentanyl and meth, and people extremely high on drugs that get overly excited go into what is called delirium which can result in death. But what is clear is that he was yelling he can’t breathe way before a knee was placed on his neck and that the knee on his neck was not the reason he couldn’t breathe. If the liberal mayor of Minneapolis would have released this bodycam footage the world would have realized that George Floyd was not murdered.
See pages 12,13 where he is yelling he can’t breathe way before Chauvin puts him on the ground.
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Many of the major anti semitic movements throughout history were not based on a total fabrication, like the blood libel, but over holding all Jews culpable for the actions of the few. And a perfect example of this is painting all Jews as not “behaving” because of how a few percent act.
Adam Harishon was a goy, as was every other person in the Torah till Avrohom. And we only know that a human has a neshmah from Adam-vayipach b’nafsho nishmas chayim. So this idea that a goy is a unique type of person is sheer am haaratzus, not to mention stupidity.
As to gezek akum, the gemora is referring to gezel of refusing to pay a chov, like taxes, not the gezel of the 7 mitzvohs which is about an actual object, which is learned from m’kal eitz ha’gan toachal-v’lo mshel acheirim, meaning don’t don’t take fruit from a tree that does not belong to you.October 22, 2018 6:54 am at 6:54 am in reply to: Can DNA ancestry testing tell you if you’re background is Sephardi or Ashkenazi? #1608298
Extensive studies have found an uncomfortable truth about the difference between DNA of Sephardim and Ashkenazim. And that is that while they share close to identical DNA on the Y chromosome, which is on the paternal side, on the X chromosome which is the maternal side Ashkenazim have some European non Jewish ancestry. And we do not even need DNA to tell us this as Ashkenazim are the only Jews where blond hair and light colored eyes are quite common. These features are non existent among any other types of Jews. So the source of those features are clearly not from yidden, and DNA tests prove this. That during some era in their history they were megayer non Jewish women and took them for wives.
This is an extremely ignorant question. The gemora says that 40 days before the yetziras havlad, which Rashi says is the moment of conception it is decided whether the person will be rich or poor, smart or stupid. The gemora says that it is not decided whether he will be a tzadik or roshoh because people have bechira.October 12, 2018 7:42 am at 7:42 am in reply to: President Donald Trump, Oheiv Yisroel Par Excellence #1604038
The idea that Trump is an ohev yisroel because of those 2 things that he did, moving the embassy to Yerushalyim and commuting Rubashkin’s sentence is based on not at all understand how Trump works in regard to the pardon and no understand at to why is so pro Israel.
The reason Trump pardoned Rubashkin was not because he sits and reviews the tens of thousands of petitions for pardons and commutations. Trump has handed out commutations to quite a few people and what they all had in common was that they he was inclined to grant the wishes of the person who asked him to commute somebody sentence. In the case of Rubashkin a child who had months to live appiled to the make a wish foundation which does whatever it can to fullful the wishes of children who are terminally ill. A yidishe boy’s wish was to meet with Trump and ask him to commute Rubashkin’s sentence, so he looked into it, found it to be excessive and so he commuted his sentence. He has done the same for celebrities who asked him to commute other sentences he deemed excessive.
As for the embassy move the last thing on his mind was to do good for yidden. The people he had in mind were Evangelicals who are a major part of his base. They support Israel because they believe only then will there be the war described in the new testament as Armageddon where Yeshu will reappear and the yidden will then accept him. And at the dedication ceremony for the new embassy the main speakers were Evangelical ministers.
When speaking about why Trump’s does what he does it pays to follow read about it in papers that cover him extensively.
In kabalah there are 10 sfirohs with the highest one, being keser. And the major rule in this is, the gaon for one says this, that above the sfira of keser “assur lachshov klal” that it is forbidden to try to understand it, means that we must accept that its beyond human comprehension. So the answer to this question is that we are to understand we are addressing a being that is beyond our comprehension, let alone visualization.
The Gaon in his igeres hagra that he wrote for his wife before he left for eretz yisroel writes that he has some seforim in lashon ashkenaz, meaning German, even though those seforim were clearly written with the hebrew alphabet. So the Gr”a did not even refer to it as Yiddish , but as German which is what it is
This is a question of fact and there is a whole world where reality takes place and one can take away facts based on those realities. And in the general world there are people who are in platonic relationships and they keep it so not because anything is preventing them from changing the nature of the relationship, but precisely the opposite. And that is that the nature of a romantic relationship is completely different from that of a platonic one, people are in platonic relationships that go on for years. And in the general world where there are much more people interested in romantic relationships over platonic ones, a platonic relationship is harder to find and much less common.
However if the question is in regard to yidden where a romantic relationship is assur, it is much more likely that using the term platonic does not mean that is the true intnetion.
Did anyone posting on this thread learn in Brisk. Brisk was not even an official yeshiva when the Brisker Rov and Reb Berel were the roshie yeshiva. The whole “going to Brisk” was to hear the shiur. And this is still what Brisk is about. People do not go there to hear what the people in bais medrash say, they go there to hear the shiur. And what is special about the shiur is the way in which they speak. Reb Chaim said that if something is missing in the hasbarah this means something is missing in the havnah. So what people get from the shiur is they learn how to speak precisely, measured and clearly. The shuir was what the purpose that bochurim went to Brisk going back to the Mirrer bochurim in Europe.
There is a major difference between the way that a rov answers a sheila, as opposed to the actual halacha is. Now for the great majority of people who do not know how to properly look into the matter and find what the poskim actually say, they have no choice but to ask a rov. However those people who know how to learn will find many times that something is clearly mutar, when no posek will officially be matir that thing. The main reason for this is that a rov must take into account 2 things. The 1st is that people who do not understand learning will learn to be matir other things based on the heter the rov gave him. The 2nd is that there is a major difference between having a single person doing something in private and thousands of people doing the same thing in public.
A clear example of this is the Igrohs Moshe who writes a very long teshuva in which he says that on shabbos its mutar to open cans and bottle caps in which the bottom ring of the cap is separated from the cap. Howeverr he writes that this heter should not be told to the general public because they will come to be matir things that are assur based on their not understanding the reasoning of that heter.
You continue to grow in learning by learning the way you learned in yeshiva. And that is not by going to shiurim where the maggid shiur simply feeds you up the gemora on a platter based on the work on understanding the sugyha that he did. The way to continue to grow in learning is to learn the gemora yourself, and when you don’t understand something to work on it yourself. To learn the tosfos and rishonim and to understand them based on your own work, using the ability to know how to learn that you picked up in yeshiva.
The reason for all of the mitzvohs of the torah that are not sichliyos, that is those that are based on how its self understood how people should act here in this world, are not because they are proper or improper ways to act here in this world. Rather they are based on what is good and beneficial for the neshama or damaging to the neshama. And this is because neshsama is a spiritual being and there is a whole spiritual world in which things are spiritually good for the neshma or bad and damaging to it.
And the purpose of not damaging the neshama and doing what is beneficial to it is that the neshama will one day go to a world that is all spiritual and will be dealt with based on its spiritual condition, among other things.
And since we on live here on earth where we cannot perceive, let alone understand the spiritual world, there is no way for us to understand why certain things are good and others are bad according to the reality of that world.