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Neville — the posthumous assault allegations fit into the same category of public misdeeds done and known during his lifetime, just on a larger scale.
Benignuman — If celebrating the man disturbs you, presumably you accept the veracity of the allegations.
Would those defending him here by saying we should separate the end-result product from its producer similarly defend enjoying a molester’s work that is unrelated to his crimes?
Putting aside the question as to whether this is even L”H, there’s no prohibition against L”H on someone who is deceased.
MR: Firstly, her sports entails dressing pritzudik. It is a chillul Hashem that she dressed like that and was in public like that. And secondly the Olympics itself is the antithesis of Torah Judaism.
Itch: We don’t proselytize goyim to become Jewish. And a goy cannot keep halacha. (If you keep Shabbos you are chayiv misa.)
Sam: I disagree with your characterizing it as “taking loshon hora too far.” What you are describing isn’t loshon hora altogether.
Eilu V’eilu is very far from “live and let live”. Live and let live would include if someone else is sinning. It would mean live and let him sin. Live for yourself and don’t worry about other’s sins.
That is very very far from Eilu V’eilu.
R’ Yom Tov Lipmann Heller’s atronomy and mathematical knowledge were used in pursuit of Torah.
Yes, Kozov is correct. There is a chiyuv to eat meat those days, and vegetarians are oiver an aveira by refraining. (If they aren’t an onus due to ill health from it.)
I suppose Sam would have no problem with someone working on Shabbos if “all” his job is having corporate meetings that day.
You must be referring to Pakistani women, Sam.
Ally Raisman made a chillul Hashem just being part of the Olympics. Look how many otherwise good Jews mistakenly thought she did something right. And I don’t even need to see a picture to know that the type of sport she participates in requires her to publicly display pritzus.
Sam said “So too, taking any concept too far can have terrible, terrible consequences.” I take Sam to mean that taking rechilus and lashon hara too far is no good either. Sam will explain why in a follwup comment.
ALL New Jersey to New York crossings are part of the program. And only New Jersey to New York crossings are part of the program.
mewho: Which religion led you to utter that first word in your paragraph?August 9, 2012 3:28 am at 3:28 am in reply to: Temple Beth-El of Borough Park, what do we know about its history? #1101228
That’s a comment added by a mod that sounds like the mods policy is not to share contacts, even if both parties request.
that’s correct.August 9, 2012 3:25 am at 3:25 am in reply to: Why was the National Anthem or G-D Bless Ameirica not sung by Siyum Hashas? #893667
The original Hatikva composed by the zionist Naphtali Herz Imber said: ???? ???? ???????. But the Israelis wanted to davka put apikorsus in it, so they actually changed the poets original composition to ????? ?? ???? ??????.August 9, 2012 3:21 am at 3:21 am in reply to: Adjoining property is doing extension- beam is on my property (residential) #890119
Goying to goyishe court without a heter from a beis din is a free ticket to gehenim.
crisisoftheweek: That is the claim of the Torah-hating crowd.
Syag: You need to signup for the discount on your EZPass account (its a free enrollment) before you can use it. Once you are signed up, you need to go through the lanes with a toll collector (not the EZPass Only lanes that you zip through) and tell the toll collector “carpool” (if you have 3 or more people in the car.)
hakohen: This applies only to the NJ – to – NY crossings.
Wolf: It doesn’t apply as a general rule, only the specific case he mentioned. Despite some liberals trying to matir abortion by misinterpreting it via a broad reading of the term pain.
Actually, the original Hatikva composed by frei zionist Naphtali Herz Imber said: ???? ???? ???????. But the Israelis wanted to davka put apikorsus in it, so they actually changed the poets original composition to ????? ?? ???? ??????.
Syag Lchochma: Do you express anger at everyone who gets a seatbelt ticket from a cop or are you only express that anger at yeshiva bochorim who get that?
Or is it you are only angry at yeshiva bochorim who try to get out of a ticket but if a cop pulled you over, you’d be okay trying to weasel out of getting a ticket?
Sellout crowds with needing a second stadium for the overflow is hardly a downer.August 8, 2012 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm in reply to: Adjoining property is doing extension- beam is on my property (residential) #890112
Wolf: Logically, based on your above comments, you hold that if someone breaks into your home, you must convene a Beis Din rather than call the police. I’m not such a right-wing fanatic, so I disagree with your position.
mewho: Krum.August 8, 2012 8:05 pm at 8:05 pm in reply to: Why was the National Anthem or G-D Bless Ameirica not sung by Siyum Hashas? #893662
Sam: Your source was not very reliable.
Very loose pants would mean like the Pakistani women wear.
Even putting aside the tarfus… what good is accomplished by making a memorial for terror victims at the Olympics? If it is so good, why don’t you give a drasha on Shabbos about it? And why, davka, those terror victims? And what good is doing it at the Olympics?
The internet can be used with conditions. The Olympics is unconditionally and irretrievably treif and pritzus. (Both as separate and distinct issues.)August 8, 2012 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm in reply to: Why was the National Anthem or G-D Bless Ameirica not sung by Siyum Hashas? #893655
Hatikva has apikorsus as part of the song.
Having said that, the event was the most thrilling experience for me; as if everyone there was your best friend and sharing a mutual simcha. We need to have stadium achdus generating events at least every other year
I agree. B”H this year we had two stadium events 3 months apart. The next asifa should be about the tznius crisis, just as the last was about the internet crisis. And Yankee Stadium is 50% larger than Citi Field, so they won’t have to rent out Arthus Ashe as a second venue.
“What other people do isnt anyone elses buisness.”
Wrong. It is everyone elses business. Kol Yisroel Areivem…
“But guess what this is ok for me!!”
It isn’t okay for you, even if you think so. Everyone is obligated to correct your halachic errors that is leading you to sin.
The Olympics are treif. Period.
Goq: I’m shocked you would shamelessly flaunt watching pritzus.
How is your “other birthday” 2 months after your first birthday?
And none of your so-called “counterarguments” could be viewed as justifying refraining from eating meat entirely. At most it is to limit the amount or time when meat is consumed. But all agree meat should be consumed on various times or occasions.
If you would say you eat meat – but not meat originating from animals on a factory farm – and only eat meat not originating from a factory farm, I could certainly understand.
But when one says they refuse to eat meat altogether, and latches unto “factory farming” as his excuse for that behavior, he is being disingenuous and is in fact simply taking an apikorsus position. Whether consciously or subconsciously.
The Yiddish crowd was there in full force, constituting a majority of the audience. 4 out of the 8 rabbonim who spoke, spoke in Yiddish.
They can’t possible have a biography on every Godol. There are so many Gedolim.
Besides, whether they do or don’t publish on a specific Godol, doesn’t indicate the greatness of that Godol.
If you went through the lane with a toll collector and you didn’t get the EZPass Carpool discount, call EZPass customer service and they will refund you to the carpool rate.
The Olympics is treif. No Jew should C”V be following it.August 8, 2012 3:32 am at 3:32 am in reply to: Adjoining property is doing extension- beam is on my property (residential) #890110
A) Calling the police shut off an alarm blaring in the dead of the night is not mesira.
B) You can only kill the moser before the mesira.
C) One mustn’t kill a moser (when permissible/required) if it’ll endanger his freedom.
No, it most certainly is not a Torah concept. It comes from western liberalism.
According to the Torah, Kol Yisroel Areivim Zeh L’Zeh. We have to mind each others spiritual (and material) business. And we are required to give Tochacha when someone does something wrong. That is the Halacha in the Torah.
Do the halachas of Taos Akum apply to a Jew who is a rasha (doesn’t keep halachas)?August 7, 2012 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm in reply to: Why was the National Anthem or G-D Bless Ameirica not sung by Siyum Hashas? #893636
RebRY: You may be joking, but it is no laughing matter. There are people that would in fact use exactly that for such an excuse!
I think the Agudah publishes a list. Call them. Their office is in New York City (Manhattan).
A public company is only considered Jewish if the majority of its shareholders or majority of officers are Jewish.