Eli Willner

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  • in reply to: How do we get Jroute and Nissim back on the air? #1012798

    Eli Willner
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    People who call something geneiva (or accuse them of violating dina d’malchusa) without the credentials to pasken and without consulting someone who does have the credentials are pulling halacha out of their bellies, whether they turn out to be right or wrong. And if in fact they turn out to be wrong, well, there are serious issue of motzei shem rah they are opening themselves up to.

    Halacha is not a function of someone’s intuition and if the someone has a known bias it is even less a function of his intuition.

    Example: bor birshus harabim is not liable for damage to keilim. Intuitive? No. Halacha? Yes. Another example: there are respected poskim who hold that copying a music CD isn’t geneiva. Intuitive? No. Halacha (according to those poskim)? Yes.

    As observant Jews we are supposed to be following the shulchan aruch in the manner that our poskim instruct us, not our guts.

    in reply to: How do we get Jroute and Nissim back on the air? #1012784

    Eli Willner
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    The likelihood that JRoot interferes with any radio station whatever is slim to none. Its signal is so weak that you can barely hear the station outside of Flatbush and Boro Park.

    As for geneiva, I leave that to poskim, not to posters who seem to pull halacha out of their bellies, to match their political persuasions. And I haven’t heard any poskim speak to the issue. Although the fact that several prominent poskim continue to appear on Jroot, probably should tell you something.

    in reply to: Onslaught of Frum People That Are Closet Atheists #984381

    Eli Willner
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    For the record, despite the fact that Moshe speaks as if he knows me, I don’t know any Moshe Goldberg and there isn’t anyone of that name listed in the Yeshiva’s alumni (though of course he could be listed with a different first name).

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