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“Yidden have been shipping their yinglach to summer camp for at least 70-80 years ….”
If the children in our generation are getting better or are even the same as 70 years ago then you have presented a good argument. However we all agree that that is not the case. I am not suggesting that this is the problem of our generation – but the rapid decline in the quality of the children of the last generations may in fact be affected by the lack of parental continuity during the summer. It will be hard to prove otherwise so the fact that this hefker has been going on for 70 years does not prove anything.
As long as camp is the subject- here is a thought to ponder.I never understood how parents who keep a watchful chinuch eye on their children all year, hand them over to a 19 year old to be the mechanech for 2 months. Does the director really know if the counselor is 100% mentally stable? And even if he is, I know I have invested a lot in knowing how to speak in a way that builds a child etc. and ways to nurture in a positive way his yiddishkeit. Why would I want that to be absent 1/6 of the year or possibly even be destructive. That everyone is doing it and it all seems to work out- usually, is not a sufficient answer when dealing with our most important investment.
I can specifically remember a horrifying experience that occurred with the OD and my bunk when the OD was ensuring we were going to sleep. That was 40+ years ago and the generation has worsened in a way that such an incident is not hard to imagine happening these days.
yserbius123- where are you getting your info from? Most every research has come up with inconclusive evidence but you seem to know more than them…
Nicotine is addictive but can someone tell me the exact health risk in being addicted to something with in itself may not cause any health risks. The danger of addictive nicotine is when it is wrapped together with something dangerous like smoking tobacco. Nicotine may have some health risks to it but the jury is still out on that as well.
I do not recommend taking chances with any of the above but it is worthwhile to be accurate.
There seems to be some debate in this blog whether the poskim are politically motivated. Yes or no- more importantly though is the motivation of those desiring to ascend the Har. Are they and the pro bloggers here interested in reaching the place where they can better connect to HKBH and have their prayers answered? Or maybe their ascent is for the most-part politically motivated.
Realizing that the ascent should be done for religious purposes as it is a religious place – I believe one should look past the machlokes haposkim and say to himself that maybe HKBH most appreciates those who look past their desires and at the very least are slightly concerned about that which is known regarding the opinions of some big name poskim who assur.
Does one really believe that one day HKBH will ask you to answer -“why did you not ascend my Har” Do you think that “I feared those who assured” will not suffice as an answer? I personally believe that the best place to have your prayers answered is at the kotel while contemplating “G-d, I would rather pray in a place even closer but I fear the small chance that it is wrong- so please accept me from here!”
eek- what could you possibly mean by the fact that the goyim are dressed inappropriately and the issur is on the veiwer? It is clearly forbidden to veiw a non-tzanuah gentile and therefore it would be forbidden to veiw a show that contains the above. (not to mention the chillul H involved in sitting at a show while wearing a skull-cap and watching women claddly dressed)