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By the way, I said MOST of the time – when I’m among Jews.
Just kidding. Most of the time I wear my tzitzis out. But I make sure they don’t go flying about.
My minhag is NOT to wear my tzitzis out.
1. Because we are not “texting” each other, nor are we e-mailing each other. It behooves us to “speak” civilized.
2. Because “that thread” focused on a very crucial issue, which doesn’t fit in elsewhere.
Why did you demand its closure?
“gmab, was peta your little baby that you can’t do wothout?”
1) Yes, it was.
2) Mind your spelling and capitals. It should read “GMAB, was ‘PETA’ your little baby that you can’t do without?” to which I answer unequivocally “Yes.”
I happen to be frum from birth, black-hat type as well! No, I don’t wear a black hat, but that’s where I’m from. And I keep my tzitzis IN in public (and private).
THEY give me enough guts to wear a “kippah” in the street? You make me laugh! When I lived in Miami, I wore a yarmulke just the same (black velvet, yes), and there were barely ANY Hasidim there. And yes, I DO consider that to “stick out” but it’s not excessive. And no, I don’t wear a hat and jacket in the streets (or in shul, actually).
Yes, I surmised as much. What did you do that to me for?
Don’t sympathize with a lost cause, because:
sym- = “with”
pathetic = something you don’t want to be
(Re-posted upon request)
Ah. I expected you’d comment. How’re you doing?
Maybe because Hasidim “stick out” a bit too much? And the fact that most Jewish racists belong to Hasidic sectors of Jewish society?
… because it’s NOT.
The guy had hiccups.
Another reason I want Bush out…
I’m still upset with you about the PETA thread.
Q. Which weighs more, a pound of silver or a pound of gold?
There is a difference between meat making one happy (which it did for me when I used to eat it) and it actually helping you to serve HaShem better.
anon for this:
A beautiful story.
Yes, that’s from the Lion King, which just so happens to be my favorite film, even though it’s a cartoon. It’s a moving and poignant dialogue.
Jeez, that’s an awful nice thing to say. But don’t worry, because I took it as follows:
“Give Me a Break: If you were the only man I ever met, I too would have seen the wondrous truth known as Evolution.”
Is that what you meant?
They practice what they preach.
I too am waiting for you to debunk the so far reliable theory of evolution.
Man. Crawls in infanthood (four legs), walks upright during life (two legs), and walks with a cane in old age (three legs).
That was the Sphinx’s riddle.
Yes, you’re right. This thread is about treating non-human animals righteously and kindly.
You STILL didn’t explain WHY.
“Riddle” as in Tom Marvolo Riddle?
000646 said NOTHING that implied such. S/he said that your STATEMENT was radical, which it certainly as.
I read your answer in the link you provided. It made little sense, and you just made statements without explaining WHY.
I assumed something of the sort.
Mostly conjecture, actually.
You STILL didn’t answer me.
“Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist are not Judaism.”
Huh? And how do you explain that?
HaShem DIDN’T give us “juicy, tasty steaks” to eat. He gave us living, breathing, unprocessed ANIMALS! The case with the olives? Olives are a ready-to-eat food. So your story is just plain silly.
I’m sorry, but I don’t exactly think that slaughterhouses are free of tza’ar ba’alei chaim. I’d like you to bring me some backing to that statement.
torahls1 (formerly “torahis1”?)
Of course I knew what a “ben pakua” is. That does not mean that animals can be treated unethically – have you ever heard of tza’ar ba’alei chaim?November 11, 2008 6:12 pm at 6:12 pm in reply to: A Torah Perspective on Obama, Our New President-Elect #624813
He’s been elected already.
The Big One:
“A Republican congressman…”
Does the permission to eat meat override the prohibition of tza’ar ba’alei chaim?
I don’t exactly think so.
Many murderers ate meat too.
“As for after 120 years, I’m in the good company of many Tzaddikim so I don’t put to much thought behind it. I have spoken about this topic to many Robbonim and they have told me that I have nothing to worry about.”
You make me laugh. Are you saying you’re such a tzaddik you have nothing to worry about?
Next time, think before you type.
anon for this:
Does it REALLY help us serve HaShem?
You may have a valid point, but consider the following: The way animals are farmed today, don’t you think that (considering it IS helping you serve HaShem) it’s a mitzva haba b’aveira (tza’ar ba’alei chayim)?
“My source for this is B’raishis 1:28-30, in which Hashem tells Adam & Chava to rule the earth…”
Tell me, do benevolent rulers eat their subjects?
anon for this:
Can I ask where in the Torah it says that all the world’s living creatures a=were created to serve Man?
Miss “havesomeseichel” and others, notably “Joseph”:
Racism is dead? Then how do yo explain this:
Suit yourself. I hope you have your speech ready for after 120, I really do.
For all those who don’t accept animal rights, try this:
Animals don’t have any intrinsic rights, but it’s a terribly unnecessary spoilage of HaShem’s beautiful creation called Life, one which can be easily avoided.
I don’t really believe that, instead choosing to think that animals deserve to live almost as much as we do. And they deserve to be free of pain.
For the rest of you, how’s that (the first part)?
I was echoing your first words with the Joe Biden part.
I’ve never tried it – I just don’t eat it. You have a recipe?
No, it doesn’t satisfy me. You don’t NEED meat. I also like the delicious taste of meat – but is that an excuse for an innocent animal to die?
There are currently NO circumstances where one must eat meat.
It’s not his brotherr.
I wouldn’t say to ignore it, but certainly not to make a mountain out of a molehill.
Obama is on the mark for wanting to go after al Qaeda, don’t you think? Or are you STILL not convinced?
Joe Biden HaNavi!
It’s the “DemocratIC” Party.November 10, 2008 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm in reply to: CURIOUS: If we Were Voting for Biden President & Obama VP #624184
Even his haters can’t say he’s an ARAB – his very lineage does not fit in with the true definition of the word.
Come on. Does this really mean ANYTHING?