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  • in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1956967
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    “They are about redistributing wealth. And controlling people. Neither of which are Torah concepts.”

    Actually they are very much Torah concepts, at least if you get your Torah through Moshe Rabbeinu rather than Ayn Rand. See the numerous agricultural tithes, the mandatory charity contributions that the Rabbis instituted to replace them when we ceased to be an agricutural people (and which were instituted in the diaspora as well as in Eretz Yisrael). Also see regarding business conduct the requirements for honesty and transparency, fair treatment of workers, fair competition, and prohibition of charging or paying interest. And note that you can get flogged and get your property confiscated if you decide that you don’t like your wealth being redistributed or yourself being controlled. Chazan and Rambam talk about this extensively, and in great detail. Regarding business conduct the Torah is arguably to the left of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1956960
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    “Try Arizona”

    Haven’t been to Arizona in 30 years but I did see people carrying openly then. One turned out to be an off duty police officer outside of his area of jurisdiction.

    Arizona’s homicide rate in 2019 was 83% higher than New York’s, and in the first 11 months of 2020 the homicide rate in Phoenix was 120% higher than New York City’s.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1956961
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    Interesting historical trivia: The Scottish Militia Act was the last piece of legislation every to be vetoed by a British Monarch. In theory they still have that power but they have not used it in 312 years.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1956951
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    “the constitution is clear”

    Actually it is pretty clear that it does NOT provide for an individual right to own a firearm, only for a right to organize militias. The historical background is that in 1708, Queen Anne Stuart vetoed the Scottish Militia Act in order to prevent Scots from joining a rebellion in opposition to the Act of Union. Basically, the Second Amendment was about being able to overthrow the government. No less a figure than the late Chief Justice Warren Burger wrote that the idea that there was an individual right to own firearms was nonsense. Unfortunately far right extremists have taken over the Supeme Court and we pay for that with lives.

    in reply to: Why Rabbeinu Tam Tefillin Is Pasul #1956646
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    The two sets of tefillin from over two thousand years ago at Qumran did not follow either Rashi or Rabbeinu Tam, and differed from each other.

    Maybe any of the 24 possible orderings is actually kosher d’oraita.

    in reply to: is coffee kosher? #1956452
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    “Did we filter water 100 years ago”

    No. The system opened in 1842. Gedolim drank unfiltered water for over 150 years.

    in reply to: is coffee kosher? #1956451
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    Regarding restaurant impurities,

    That’s a lot of hate. 

    in reply to: Federico German Klein = NOT Jewish appears #1956171
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    Sen Dianne Feinstein may or may not be halachically Jewish. Her mother, who had some Jewish ancestry but practiced Christianity, sent Dianne to Catholic schools!

    Having to figure out these things is whay I never want to be a rabbi.

    in reply to: Federico German Klein = NOT Jewish appears #1956170
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    Bruno Kreisky was Austria, not President of Austria. Chancellor is a much more powerful position. First sociailst Chancellor post WW2. And a bitter enemy of the State of Israel. We don’t need Jews like him in power.

    in reply to: Federico German Klein = NOT Jewish appears #1956169
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    “His grandchildren are Jewish.”

    Joe Biden has Jewish grandkids, too. All three of his children who lived to adulthood married Jews.

    in reply to: Federico German Klein = NOT Jewish appears #1956168
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    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is also halachically Jewish, but was raised as a Christian.

    in reply to: Mazel Tov to the new AG Merrick Garland #1956166
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    Violent anti-Semites are quaking in their boots. A new sheriff just arrived in town!

    in reply to: Who is the Real President? #1955862
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    “Why has Harris been speaking to world leaders recently and not Biden?”

    Last week, Biden called European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and President Alejandro Giammattei Falla of Guatemala. The previous week he called President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, and Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of Iraq. The previous week he called Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, and the week before that President Xi Jinping of China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, and President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea. Before that he called Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Emmanuel Macron of France, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    It took me much longer to type all that than it did to to find that information, all of which is on whitehouse dot gov.

    Again we see the incredible arrogance of the Biden haters in spewing easily debunked motzi shem ra. They think nobody will catch their lies.

    in reply to: covid forecast #1955211
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    “another one who thinks covid has a brain.”

    It is called natural selection. No brain required. Would that it weren’t true — we would not have to worry about antibiotic resistent bacteria either. 🙁

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1955187
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    I’ve known numerous gun nut Democrats. My wife’s family are far left and love their guns. Go to Vermont and you will find that a lot of Bernie Sanders supporters are armed to the teeth. (Proud Boys better not try anything up there in the mountains.) I’ve been to Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Alaska and I’ve never seen anyone other than a hunter or a law enforcement officer open carrying; I’ve seen it a lot in Vermont. Oh and you have never needed a permit to carry in Vermont.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1955192
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    Just looked at some election district by election district results. Biden carried every election district in Riverdale, Teaneck, Passaic, Skokie, and Toco Hills, usually by pretty big margins. The idea that orthodox Jews are automatically Trump supporters is not backed up by data. Still waiting on California data.

    in reply to: Thank You President Joe and VP Harris #1955129
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    Never in the past 40 years would I have thought I would see a Democratic Congress vote to spend $2.75 billion on aid to non-public schools, and to have every single Republican vote against it. It has been almost a half century since there has been significant Democratic support for aid to non-public schools in large number.

    in reply to: Thank You President Joe and VP Harris #1955125
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    “it isn’t Moral!”

    Taxes are not only mutar they are mandated by the Torah and the Rabbis. See what Rambam says about what happens to people who don’t pay their taxes.

    in reply to: Thank You President Joe and VP Harris #1955030
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    There was no inflation with Trump’s huge tax cut for the wealthy. Or the larger first COVID relief bill. Or the much larger printing of money by the Fed to prop up the stock market. It is about time normal folks get some benefit from the printing of money.

    The child tax credit has long been a Republican priority. But when a Democrat proposes it the Republicans all vote against it. The Republicans have no principles.

    in reply to: Nadler comments in Congress (Here we go again…) #1954341
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    “New Englanders, like John Adams, felt that State should care about religion and religious education, requiring towns in MA to pay salaries to preachers.”

    Adams wrote Massachusetts’s Constitution of 1780. But there were test oaths mandated that effectively limited some public offices to Protestant Christians. (The amount of anti-Catholic bigotry in the US back then is shocking to modern sensibilities today and Adams was one of he bigots.)

    Furthermore the religious education you mentioned was Puritan. Had their been any Jews in Massachusetts back then, we would have had to pay taxes to support the Puritan religious schools, as were Christian minorities.

    Adams would die in 1826 and Massachusetts would finally distablish its Puritan Church (by then, largely Unitarian in the eastern part of the state) in 1833. The first Jewish religious congregation would not be started until 1842. Like every other Ashkenazi congreatation in existence in the US at that time that has survived, it is not orthodox.

    in reply to: Foolish Democrats #1954218
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    10 percent mortality would be 33 million dead Americans. The actual case fatality rate is more like 2 percent which would be over six million dead Americans. Trump and Abbott support that.

    in reply to: How do airlines ban customers? #1954217
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    “We should thank Herb Kelleher for starting SouthWest and developing a new business model ”

    That did matter for a long time but more recently their success had to do with the price of jet fuel (and making correct predictions on its trajectory).

    in reply to: Nadler comments in Congress (Here we go again…) #1954216
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    He is correct and given that we are very much a minority religion we benefit immensely from that attitude.

    in reply to: Downfall of Cuomo #1954215
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    “The fact that Cuomo is responsible for thousands of deaths”

    That is not clearly a fact. 17 states had higher nursing home death rates but only Cuomo gets attacked. Trump is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths but his Cult here still follows him. Trump should have resigned a year ago. He lied about the pandemic, obstructed testing obstructed PPE delivery, and created mass spreading events. That people continue to attack Cuomo yet defend Trump shows that this is really about partisan hackers.

    That said, Cuomo and De Blasio realy should resign too, Cuomo for the cover up (not the nursing home deaths) and De Blsio for his support of perjury at NYCHA. But while Cuomo has a competent Lt. Governor, you absolutely do not want to try to force De Blasio from office. You will seriously regret getting rid of De Blasio.

    in reply to: Dr Seuss: anti-Jewish and anti-Black racism #1954208
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    Not only was Geisel virulently anti-Nazi he was a huge opponent of the American isolationist enablers. His cartoons of the time were particularly bitter towards Charles Lindbergh, essentially portraying Lindbergh as a Nazi tool, which he certainly was, if he wasn’t an actual Nazi himself, which is likely.

    On the other hand there were no more vile racist caricatures or Japanese people than those by Geisel.

    in reply to: Downfall of Cuomo #1954210
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    “are you on the record as having stated that you will reserve judgement on the sexual harassment allegations against Brett Kavanaugh”

    Yes. I opposed Kavanagh because he was a perjurer not a harasser. I opposed Moore because he is a far right nut job who doesn’t believe in the US Constitution. And opposed Trump because he is a moral degenerate even if he never abused anyone sexually.

    in reply to: Foolish Democrats #1953839
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    “The doctors all announced the massive spread after the blm rallies ”

    There was a big decline in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in NYC after the BLM rallies. New cases dropped from 629 on 6/1 to 344 on 7/1; hospitalizations from 85 to 41; deaths from 47 to 15.

    I am really tired of all these COVID lies from Trumpies.

    I am also amazed at the chutpah of the Trumpies to continue to post lies that are so easily debunked. It took less than one minute to find those states online.

    in reply to: Foolish Democrats #1953809
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    That’s a 6.3% test positive rate. Overall the test positive rate in Texas is 12.3% and the idiot Trumpie governor just ended all coronavirus restrictions. The Democrats are not the fools here.

    in reply to: Downfall of Cuomo #1953643
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    “Crickets from the left wing of the CR.”

    I had already called on him to retire — in the Coffee Room. The nursing home cover-up was inexcusable.

    I will reserve judgement on the sexual harassment allegations until the investigations are complete.

    in reply to: DOES YWN MAKE MONEY FROM PROMOTING THE VACCINES?? #1953637
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    “there were no golden standard studies performed (correctly) at all”

    That is a lie.

    in reply to: DOES YWN MAKE MONEY FROM PROMOTING THE VACCINES?? #1953635
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    “On the henry ford study”

    The Henry Ford study was an observational study. The clinical trials did not show the same results. There are many other examples where observational studies have been confirmed by clinical trials. The reason is simple: even the best observational study cannot control for unmeasured confounding.

    Get vaccinated. Even Trump did.

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1953477
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    “Nobody tried to steal an election.”

    You are welcome to return to reality at any time.

    in reply to: Anti Semitism Within #1953440
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    “how can someone like you settle for distortions”

    Challenging anti-Semites is a distortion of Torah? Where does Chazal say that????

    in reply to: orthodox Jewish democrat? #1953437
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    “g-d told the water not to go over the land”

    Obviously the water didn’t listen.

    in reply to: Anti Semitism Within #1953226
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    “among certain left-wing Yarmulka donning who call themselves Orthodox but attack those they deem extremely “too frum”.”

    Actually I have seen more of the opposite. Check out the vile attacks against Rabbi Avi Weiss in the Yiddeshe Cancel Culture thread in this coffeeroom.

    in reply to: Yiddeshe Cancel Culture #1953225
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    “Eric Yoffie and Avi Weiss”

    I don’t know anything about Eric Yoffie. Rabbi Weiss is a retired orthodox rabbi who continues to defend our interests, most recently by challenging an out of line Congressman from his district on his anti-Semitic lies. The consensus of YWN commenters is that such lies should go unanswered, apparently.

    in reply to: Yiddeshe Cancel Culture #1953223
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    “For example, in 1832”

    By 1860 things had completely reversed. Tariffs were at the lowest levels in generations and I have already pointed out how the South had used federal power to override state laws against slavery. Had the South cared about State’s Rights it would have opposed the Fugitive Slave Act and the Dred Scott Decision. But it loved both.

    The Civil War had nothing to do with State’s Rights and everything to do with perpetuating slavery. Stop apologizing for that.

    in reply to: Yiddeshe Cancel Culture #1953222
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    “And he causes people to go astray from the Torah.”

    Yet another lie. I personally know many people whom he brought to Torah.

    in reply to: Yiddeshe Cancel Culture #1953221
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    “Ilhan Omar challenges Donald Trump and you challenge Ilhan Omar. Whose side are you on?”

    Now you are comparing Rabbi Weiss to the anti-Semites Omar and Trump.

    Is there no limit to the extent of your motzi shem ra?

    in reply to: Yiddeshe Cancel Culture #1953054
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    “That’s not courage, that’s attention seeking.”

    Would that more of our leaders would get attention by challenging — in person — rashaim ranging from Carlos Menem to David Duke!

    Rabbi Weiss challenges anti-Semites and you challenge Rabbi Weiss. I know whose side I’m on.

    in reply to: Yiddeshe Cancel Culture #1953019
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    “suffered from untreated mental health problems”

    Rabbi Weiss does not need me to defend him, but it is typically people against whom he protests who have the untreated mental health problem of vile unjustified anti-Semitism. Would that more of our leaders had the courage of Rabbi Weiss.

    in reply to: Yiddeshe Cancel Culture #1953014
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    Avi K,

    I have often written that the Progressive Movement in the early 20th century had a strong racist component to it. Wilson was just the most obvious manifestation. Wilson was indeed a vile racist although of the gentile aristocratic variety. Ironically, his widow, descended from some of the earliest settlers of Virginia, would be classified as Black by Virginia law in 1924 because she was a ninth generation descendant of Pocahontas, making her 1/512 American Indian. That was the “one drop” rule. Wilson gets credit for appointing Brandeis (a LaFollette Progressive Republican) to the Supreme Court and for vetoing a racist immigraiton law, but he also appointed James McReynolds to the Supreme Court and as you said segregating the civil service. Wilson was a rasha who did some good things for Jews. (There are numerous other examples in history: Julius Caesar and Oliver Cromwell come to mind immediately.)

    But Wilson was not unique. The great accomplishment of the Progressive reformers who took over the state government of Virginia in 1901 was to institute a poll tax in order to disenfranchise black voters (and poor whites as well). Most Americans have never heard of Andrew Jackson Montague but he was the Progressive Governor who led this effort. Another big leader in this effort was the Progressive newspaperman Carter Glass, who would later become famous as the father of the Federal Reserve system and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, two major Progressive accomplishments. Virginia’s poll tax had been around since 1619. but had only been linked to voting in 1876. A miracle occurred in 1882 when a multiracial political party took control of state government and repealed that linik but the Progressives restored that link in 1902. Texas did the same at about that time, in another Progressive reform. But Montague and Glass made peace with the racist political machine they had overturned and each served decades in Congress (Glass in both houses) with the machine’s approval.

    Republicans were no better. Starting about 1890, leaders of the party made systematic attempts to purge Blacks from any and all leadership roles in the Party all over the South. William Howard Taft and Herbert Hoover, who ironically were not personally racist and were also associated with progressive causes, were leaders in this effort. While the 1920 Republican Platform opposed lynching (and the Progressive Republican Governor of Kentucky managed to get a strong anti-lynching law through the legislature and even ordered the National Guard to open fire on a lynch mob), Calvin Coolidge openly sought KKK votes, two Republican KKK members were elected Governors (Indiana and Colorado). By 1936 they realized that they had alienated their most loyal voters and did a 180 degree turn; from then until 1960 the Republican Party was better on Civil Rights than the Democratic Party but Black voters never returned.

    in reply to: Yiddeshe Cancel Culture #1953000
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    “states rights was very low on the list of reasons”

    It was worse than that. The South was extremely hostile to states rights prior to the Civil War. It rejoiced at the Dred Scott decision which overturned slavery bans in every state, at least ninie of which predated the US Constitution. It rejoiced at the fugitive slave law that forced states to cooperate with federal slave catchers in violation of the Tenth Amendment. Today it would be known as an unfunded mandate.

    The people who cite states rights as a reason for the Civil War are either ignoramuses about history, or hypocrites who don’t want to admit that they are apologists for slavery. Or both.

    in reply to: Israelmany #1952482
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    “it’s killed many people within a few hours”

    That is a lie. COVID, however, has killed millions.

    in reply to: Israelmany #1952470
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    Simply releasing names of vaccine refusers is letting them off easily. They really should be quarantined until they come to their senses. They are basicallly rodfim.

    in reply to: Joe Biden orders attacks on Iranian-backed militias ON PURIM!!! #1952469
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    I have publicly opposed President Biden on two issues within the first two weeks of him taking office: Cancellling the Keystone XL Pipeline, and the Buy America nonsense. The Trump Cult changes its positions all the time to be consistent with Trump’s inconsistency.

    Regaridng an Iran agreement, if you really think that Iran getting nuclear weapons is a good idea, it might take mushroom clouds over Tel Aviv to dissuade you.

    in reply to: Yiddeshe Cancel Culture #1952401
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    “whats wrong with the confederate flag?”

    The same thing that is wrong with thr Nazi swastika flag.

    in reply to: Thomas Webster arrested #1952400
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    “Are you a Typical Trumpie? ”

    You obviously have not been reading the coffee room very long.

    in reply to: Thomas Webster arrested #1952399
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    “He caved on the Houthis and UN sanctions but the Iranians are still backing away.”

    Even a lot of Republicans agree we should not be supporting Saudi proxy wars. And do you have any suggestions to get Iran to stop enriching uranium other than starting World War III.

    in reply to: Thomas Webster arrested #1952283
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    “1. Made a mess of the attempted Iran deal. (so far)”

    What mess? He hasn’t managed to do anything. Trump really screwed us on this and it will take mushroom clouds over Tel Aviv before the Trump cult admits that there is anything wrong.

    “2. His administration is telling people that the vaccine will not mean they can go back to normal which means that less people will get vaccinated.”

    Typical Trumpie — you want the government to lie.

    “3. Has yet to open schools despite the CDC stating that it is perfectly safe (they have since backtracked. Not suspicious at all).”

    With the exception of the small number of schools on military bases, Biden can’t order any school to do anything. Only Trumpies think that a President is a dictator.

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