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  • in reply to: A tweet on Yeshivas Mir which should be publicized #2139369

    The town and the region was occupied by the Russians.That’s who they were fleeing originally and that’s how it remain for another more than a year-and-a-half
    although the more astute recognized the inherent instability and the need to get out from the ground was burning under their feet

    the vast majority chose to stay and ride out the storm

    ( If such a scenario heaven forbid would happen again would probably be repeated today)

    in reply to: A tweet on Yeshivas Mir which should be publicized #2139343

    The town and the region was occupied by the Russians.That’s who they were fleeing originally and that’s how it remain for another more than a year-and-a-half
    although the more astute recognized the inherent instability and the need to get out from the ground was burning under their feet

    in reply to: New Torah approved club at YU #2133716

    “that there are homosexuals? Yes, we do. There is nothing wrong with being gay. What is wrong is ”
    False . Wrong.
    Anyone who hangs out with criminals,
    call himself a criminal,supports criminals,
    and then claims he’s innocent
    while obviously there is nothing wrong with lacking an attraction to the opposite gender
    it is evil manifested to be to identifying any way possible with that term, the concept behind it ,
    and what it conveys

    in reply to: New Torah approved club at YU #2133705

    “right to privacy. Which means that other peoples lives are none of your ”
    Trash. They’re drilling a hole as per Judaism To sink the ship for all of us
    So yes it is certainly is.

    “demanding real human beings live a half life of celibacy without the possibly of emotional intimacy.” There were many who managed to get that quite fine without inappropriate relationships . And there now who many even married people who endure and survive without it. And surmount as they’re expected to
    Fortunate are they.
    Getting married And raising a family remain the biggest waste of life. Obviously most people feel the need to.There are so many more more important things to be accomplished for those who find it unnecessary
    UnPC heresy
    A Gadol said some decades ago
    “The greste k’fira in heintige tzeitin, is k’fira in bechira ”

    in reply to: New Torah approved club at YU #2133704

    “right to privacy. Which means that other peoples lives are none of your ”
    Trash. They’re drilling a hole as per Judaism To sink the ship for all of us
    So yes it is certainly is.

    “demanding real human beings live a half life of celibacy without the possibly of emotional intimacy.” There were many who managed to get that quite fine without inappropriate relationships . And there now who many even married people who endure and survive without it. And surmount as they’re expected to
    Fortunate are they.
    Getting married And raising a family remain the biggest waste of life. Obviously most people feel the need to.There are so many more more important things to be accomplished for those who find it unnecessary
    UnPC heresy

    in reply to: New Torah approved club at YU #2133242

    Any sleight of hand cave in for this ,And the edifice of Judaism is a facade

    What in Judaism is chayav sekilla,Of 3 Chamuros for which one must sacrifice
    One of 7 mitvos of Noach,
    You’re allowed to kill the person before they do the act
    And is never ever suspended(Murder by comparison is suspended and permitted e.g for judicial officers and drafted soldiers)?
    Try to guess

    in reply to: New Torah approved club at YU #2133239

    There are many so-called Otthodox who really wish to teli HKB”H, we don’t need you or your Torah Times have changed and in todays PC world, the Laws of the Torah no longer apply

    If only we would shun these people and STOP BEING MICHANEFF them at every given opportunity
    cf. Ramban on Devarim 27:26One who shirks their obligation to uphold everyone’s Judaism is “Arur”
    The most attainable goal now is to alert and Wake Up Yidden seeking Emes.
    The greatest threat facing Jewry is not intermarriage or assimilation, but rather perversion of the Torah,
    (Mishnas Reb Aharon 1:2,3:6)

    in reply to: New Torah approved club at YU #2133238

    Decline to disclose and rude.The Short answer:Yes I have indeed

    More people have than you realize . If their issues were avant garde they would paraded.They themselves just take it as course of life

    in reply to: New Torah approved club at YU #2133149

    DaMoshe,
    According to two sources the Amalek we must defeat before the End Of Days are These
    There are more out there whose biological urge could only properly be satisfied throught Rape.
    cf.Thornhill,Palmer 2011
    So what would you recommend? Too bad on them!
    Yeshaya 56:3-5
    They Should marry Klal yisroel or their shtender
    Nothing novel.There were so many throughout previous generations
    On an individual level we could deal with them if they are willing to be control themselves (And yes despite present propaganda -this could readily be channeled)And Heaven forbid for them to officially be given the license join the Societal Subversion

    in reply to: New Torah approved club at YU #2133081

    JewishPress 3/18/2020

    ..but Rav Herschel Schachter, rosh kollel at Yeshiva University, said that the forced closures of shuls and schools should be seen as a clear message from above that we are failing in our responsibilities as “G-d’s firstborn” to be role models to the nations of the world.

    “The world is full of atheism, avodah zarah, immorality, abortion, and murder, and the fundamental sheva mitzvos bnei Noach, the seven Noahide laws, aren’t being observed in society,” said Rav Schachter.

    Rav Schachter observed that we should all be thankful that G-d took an oath after the flood in the time of Noach never to destroy the entire world again. “The whole world is rebelling,” he noted. “If I were G-d, I would be very angry right now. We need to work harder and do our jobs better so that we can be an ohr lagoyim.”

    in reply to: New Torah approved club at YU #2133078

    Typo legally coerced

    in reply to: New Torah approved club at YU #2133077

    This Week .Ironic
    cf. Tanchuma Re’eh
    During the days of Noach Not everyone was sinning Or Immoral personally ,
    There were people smugly tolerant, benigly hosted the perverts( with tragic issues and urges,for sure), couldn’t care what consensual sins others did – and for it they were destroyed also
    Noach did care,tried to protest somewhat and that’s why he was saved
    but less than enough and for that even he was castigated

    in reply to: New Torah approved club at YU #2133072

    “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

    get-r-dun’
    Someone has a hedonistic axe to grind . keep going

    in reply to: New Torah approved club at YU #2133070

    Anyone can give themselves a L*****Q** letter when it has become the way to get ahead
    Among youth it is therefore far higher although still incessantly somehow they tell us it is genetic!

    lakewhat,
    Humans had to struggle with endless different things but choosing even identifying with them put that person as a world class machte’ei Harabim

    DaMoshe,
    So blithe?Which chiyuv missa do you have a yetzer for and are regularly oiver

    So How about clubs for other urges which DO exist?
    Rape?Racketeering?Adultery?

    in reply to: New Torah approved club at YU #2133067

    yitz17,
    Firstly ,FAlse .They likely will win if they would HOLD strong
    Second, So what ?? Even if?! Everything Cardinal standard is negotiable?
    How about club for child murder?What if that was being coered?

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2101326

    Get them to agree to accept to The Cardinal precepts of our Judaism first unequivocally before bringing
    Hakirah as a source

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2101162

    Rabbi Hauer is talking about the wrong Person
    There are many others who would have wished him to have been like that but he wasn’t.
    Sorry
    second of all
    he’s pretending as if others of his stature held differently
    but he’s the one who’s out of a touch with the greater realities

    Friday was one of the Great Moments Of Life especially for those who worked so hard for so long towards that and gave up so much. They’re trying to sap us of that

    Hopefully leading to events more Lofty

    edit

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2101160

    Even dati leumi considered Tzitz Eliezer only mid-level
    The centrist bloggers of the moment fan favorite
    And even he didn’t allow abortion on demand as you guys wish to imply eg Tay Sachs
    People would reference him privately for extenuating circumstances
    The previous is really irrelevant because if it wouldn’t be him, you would find some other

    Go ahead without googling – could you quote him for anything else?

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2101120

    Emotional correctness and political correctness define the religion of that ilk. Got it.
    Anyone with an agenda will find something to pull out of context. In matter of fact against the very context and general intent

    How about Agunos?

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100854

    Rabbi J. David Bleich

    Imagine that one day intelligent, moral and peace-loving Martians land on Earth seeking to establish fraternal inter-planetary relations with earthlings. A debate might break out with regard to whether they are “persons” entitled to the protections and immunities guaranteed by the U.S. constitution. There is no cogent legal precedent that might be invoked to determine whether they are human. Since we do not know whether or not they are “persons,” can we conclude that they may be exterminated with impunity? A hunter hiking through the woods catches sight of an apparition. He cannot determine whether what he sees is a bear or a human being. He shoots and to his chagrin discovers that he has killed a man. Is he guilty of negligent manslaughter or worse?

    The Gemara debates the moment of ensoulment. The question has profound ontological implications but no bearing whatsoever upon the halakhic status of the fetus. True, over a period of centuries, halakhic decisors have disagreed with regard to that matter. But Rambam, Noda bi-Yehuda, R. Chaim Soloveichik and R. Moshe Feinstein (and, at least in one pronouncement, the Israeli Chief Rabbinate as well) – and that list is far from exhaustive – unequivocally found feticide to be a non-capital form of homicide justifiable only if the fetus itself poses a threat to the mother. Rabbi Feinstein was an extremely pleasant, sweet, mild-mannered and tolerant person. Yet, when confronted by a much more permissive responsum of a respected rabbinic figure he did not hesitate to write in response, “May his Master forgive him.”

    As far as non-Jews are concerned, there is not even a scintilla of controversy. Abortion is an even more grievous offense under the provisions of the Noachide Code. For non-Jews, abortion is a capital offense. Is it conceivable that Jews and Jewish organizations now criticize the Supreme Court for acknowledging that there is no right to abortion on demand? Jews are charged to serve as a beacon unto the nations, not to urge and abet transgression of the Seven Commandments of the sons of Noah. Elsewhere, I have marshalled sources demonstrating that falsification of the Sinaitic tradition is tantamount to idolatry.

    Judaism owes a debt of gratitude to the Church for filling a lacuna we have allowed to develop. Rambam questioned why the Holy One, blessed be He, allows Christianity to flourish. His answer was that the Church has kept alive and given wide currency to belief in the Messiah. Were Rambam alive today, I am fully confident that he would acknowledge that such a role is now being fulfilled by others and would have offered a different answer to his question. Today, he would respond that the Church deserves accolades for preserving recognition of the sanctity of human life in all of its phases as manifest in categorization of feticide as homicide. Jews were charged with promulgating that teaching by deed and by word. To our eternal shame, Divine Providence found other ways to do so.

    The argument that the lives of Jewish women will be endangered by rejection of Roe v. Wade is specious – and fully known to be so by those who advance it. Pregnant women had no constitutional difficulties in procuring medical abortions before Roe v. Wade and will face no constitutional barrier after its repeal. True, it is possible, albeit unlikely, that some few states might enact a blanket prohibition against abortion; it is even more unlikely that such a prohibition would survive constitutional challenge.

    Craven political correctness is no defense for the indefensible. We should not seek to curry favor with, or the approbation of, the so-called intelligentsia. I daresay that no Jewish woman died as a result of legal restraints prior to Roe v. Wade. No Jewish woman is likely to die in the wake of its repeal. Abortion for medical need will continue to be available in most, and probably all, jurisdictions. If any lives are lost it will be because of inability to afford the expense of travel, not because of constitutional impediment.

    What should the Jewish response be? It should be two-fold. One, the establishment of a fund to defray the cost of travel to a jurisdiction in which a life-threatening pregnancy can be terminated, such a stipend to be limited to women who produce a statement signed by a recognized posek attesting to the halakhic propriety of the procedure. Two, a second, far larger fund to provide for care of pregnant women who carry their babies to term but feel compelled to surrender them for adoption.

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100839

    To posit that abortion is somehow permitted, one must completely reject the psak of Rav Moshe as illegitimate

    We have rules of psak.
    In cases of pikuach nefesh and murder, we are adjured to follow the viewpoint of the rabbi who rules in favor of life (in favor of saving a life and not ending it), even if it is one rabbinical personage over 10 greater rabbis, provided that the rabbi’s viewpoint is considered legitimate.That is even on the assumption the opinions are of equal weight which-with regards to abortion issues is dubious

    Also, the writer chose to completely ignore that Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik were concerned for the Rambam’s view that abortion is murder and paskened accordingly

    Iirc the Lubavitcher Rebbe advocated banning abortion on demand completely

    .

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100837

    You’re kidding ! The Ma’aneh guy arguing from quarterly journals and blogs

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100775

    the writer chose to completely ignore that Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik were concerned for the Rambam’s view that abortion is murder and paskened accordingly,

    .

    Furthermore, in the late 1980’s, when it appeared that Roe might be overturned, and hundreds of thousands of people protested to preserve abortion- Rav Aaron Soloveichik referred to those protesters as “pagans”

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100731

    Tzitz
    Eliezer
    Ahh
    And who used to condemn Ultramontaneism
    the same people pulling him out now?

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100711

    ABORTION
    The “Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice” is set to take place today in Washington, D.C. Led by the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), the list of rally sponsors includes the ADL, Hadassah, Hillel and several Jewish Community Centers and Jewish Community Relations Council chapters. Rabbinic, cantorial and synagogue associations of all major Jewish-American denominations will be represented, with one glaring exception: those of the Orthodox.

    The stated goal of the rally is to proclaim that “Abortion access is a Jewish value, plain and simple.” Its real goal, however, is to gaslight broad swaths of the country, and to provide cover for secularist elites. The rally’s organizers, sponsors and supporters wish to render the killing of a fetus a religious liberty “right” and, at the same time, promote the dangerous fiction that a rational pro-life position violates the “separation of church and state.”

    In situations where termination of pregnancy is necessary to save the mother’s life, it would be offensive to claim that such a basic humanitarian concern is uniquely tied to a particular religion. Is chemotherapy a “Jewish value?” What about access to X-rays or organ transplants? The panoply of sponsors, then, are not addressing the actual underlying debate. They are rallying to demand, in the name of religion, elective feticide until the moment of birth.

    According to a didactic tale, a well-meaning person once asked a rabbi, “If you were to bless a pig, would that make the animal kosher?” “No,” the rabbi replied, “but it would make me trayf (not kosher)!” Jewish values are not determined by an alphabet soup of Jewish organizations, but by an immutable and transcendent code of Jewish spirituality, ethics and law. And that Jewish code is clear that life and the soul precede birth. In Genesis, for example, Rebecca is told that her unborn twins have distinct natures (25:23). In the Prophets, G-d informs Jeremiah, “Before I placed you in the womb I knew you, before you left the uterus I sanctified you, I appointed you a prophet to the nations” (1:5).

    Moreover, Jewish tradition insists upon adherence to the Oral Law, in which the Mishnah provides moral instruction that a mother must be saved even at the expense of her child, if necessary, “because her life precedes his life” (Ohalos 7:6). Read that again, because the NCJW, the lead sponsor of the rally, refers to this Mishnah without quoting its explicit reference to the “life” of the fetus. Inexplicably, in the same paragraph, NCJW claims that, under Jewish law, a fetus is “not yet having [a] life of its own.”

    This is shocking, and shameful. Still worse, other major Jewish organizations and even “rabbinic” groups signed on as rally sponsors, despite the NCJW’s perversion of an obvious statement in Jewish law.

    Every citizen has a democratic right to advocate a public policy position, but it is wrong to misuse or mistakenly invoke the First Amendment. Unfortunately, many American Jews have so utterly lost sight of that which Judaism holds dear that they have elevated their own progressive agenda to the level of faith, likely to fill a resulting spiritual void. This rally, led by those who cherry-pick, decontextualize and distort Jewish law to support their position, will draw from those ranks. As mentioned earlier, no Orthodox organization will be at the rally.

    This dichotomy between authentic Judaism and idolization of the progressive platform manifests itself in other ways, as well. In several weeks, the Jewish world will celebrate the 3,334th anniversary of G-d’s giving of the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai. Jews who faithfully adhere to the Mishnah’s teachings will pray in synagogues around the world, celebrating what we believe to be G-d’s greatest gift. Yet, even conceding that I have no special talent for predicting the future, it is quite certain that not 5% of the attendees at the “Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice” will fully observe this annual festival of Shavuot.

    Even holding faith aside for a moment, common sense should also have its say. Visit a neonatal ICU, and you will meet babies who cannot yet breathe on their own or ingest nutrients. Yet they are learning to recognize and find comfort in familiar voices, music and their own thumbs. Doctors and nurses work around the clock to ensure that these babies go on to live normal lives. It is utterly nonsensical to argue that a fetus, in precisely the same situation during a routine pregnancy, is not alive.

    The transparent and patently dishonest message of the “Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice” is that valuing life is neither a matter of common sense nor an American principle, but rather a parochially Christian tenet—and, further, a tenet that constitutes a violation of the much-ballyhooed “separation of church and state.” Balderdash. In fact, the sanctity of life and the importance of traditional morality both come directly from the Hebrew Bible. Thus, all Americans, especially of the Abrahamic religions, should reject the progressives’ position, predicated as it is upon the absurd notion that it is somehow unconstitutional for the moral values of the citizenry to be reflected in the laws that govern our society.

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100713

    The stated goal of the rally is to proclaim that “Abortion access is a Jewish value, plain and simple.” Its real goal, however, is to gaslight broad swaths of the country, and to provide cover for secularist elites. The rally’s organizers, sponsors and supporters wish to render the killing of a fetus a religious liberty “right” and, at the same time, promote the dangerous fiction that a rational pro-life position violates the “separation of church and state.”

    In situations where termination of pregnancy is necessary to save the mother’s life, it would be offensive to claim that such a basic humanitarian concern is uniquely tied to a particular religion. Is chemotherapy a “Jewish value?” What about access to X-rays or organ transplants? The panoply of sponsors, then, are not addressing the actual underlying debate. They are rallying to demand, in the name of religion, elective feticide until the moment of birth.

    According to a didactic tale, a well-meaning person once asked a rabbi, “If you were to bless a pig, would that make the animal kosher?” “No,” the rabbi replied, “but it would make me trayf (not kosher)!” Jewish values are not determined by an alphabet soup of Jewish organizations, but by an immutable and transcendent code of Jewish spirituality, ethics and law. And that Jewish code is clear that life and the soul precede birth. In Genesis, for example, Rebecca is told that her unborn twins have distinct natures (25:23). In the Prophets, G-d informs Jeremiah, “Before I placed you in the womb I knew you, before you left the uterus I sanctified you, I appointed you a prophet to the nations” (1:5).

    Moreover, Jewish tradition insists upon adherence to the Oral Law, in which the Mishnah provides moral instruction that a mother must be saved even at the expense of her child, if necessary, “because her life precedes his life” (Ohalos 7:6). Read that again, because the NCJW, the lead sponsor of the rally, refers to this Mishnah without quoting its explicit reference to the “life” of the fetus. Inexplicably, in the same paragraph, NCJW claims that, under Jewish law, a fetus is “not yet having [a] life of its own.”

    This is shocking, and shameful. Still worse, other major Jewish organizations and even “rabbinic” groups signed on as rally sponsors, despite the NCJW’s perversion of an obvious statement in Jewish law.

    Every citizen has a democratic right to advocate a public policy position, but it is wrong to misuse or mistakenly invoke the First Amendment. Unfortunately, many American Jews have so utterly lost sight of that which Judaism holds dear that they have elevated their own progressive agenda to the level of faith, likely to fill a resulting spiritual void. This rally, led by those who cherry-pick, decontextualize and distort Jewish law to support their position, will draw from those ranks. As mentioned earlier, no Orthodox organization will be at the rally.

    This dichotomy between authentic Judaism and idolization of the progressive platform manifests itself in other ways, as well. In several weeks, the Jewish world will celebrate the 3,334th anniversary of G-d’s giving of the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai. Jews who faithfully adhere to the Mishnah’s teachings will pray in synagogues around the world, celebrating what we believe to be G-d’s greatest gift. Yet, even conceding that I have no special talent for predicting the future, it is quite certain that not 5% of the attendees at the “Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice” will fully observe this annual festival of Shavuot.

    Even holding faith aside for a moment, common sense should also have its say. Visit a neonatal ICU, and you will meet babies who cannot yet breathe on their own or ingest nutrients. Yet they are learning to recognize and find comfort in familiar voices, music and their own thumbs. Doctors and nurses work around the clock to ensure that these babies go on to live normal lives. It is utterly nonsensical to argue that a fetus, in precisely the same situation during a routine pregnancy, is not alive.

    The transparent and patently dishonest message of the “Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice” is that valuing life is neither a matter of common sense nor an American principle, but rather a parochially Christian tenet—and, further, a tenet that constitutes a violation of the much-ballyhooed “separation of church and state.” Balderdash. In fact, the sanctity of life and the importance of traditional morality both come directly from the Hebrew Bible. Thus, all Americans, especially of the Abrahamic religions, should reject the progressives’ position, predicated as it is upon the absurd notion that it is somehow unconstitutional for the moral values of the citizenry to be reflected in the laws that govern our society.

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100715

    Many leading Modern Orthodox Rabbis and Organizations were part of the original pro-life movement fighting in response against the 1970 NY abortion law, and for legislative vote repealing it two years later.(Vetoed by Gov.Rockefeller)
    In 1970 when NY was voting in favor of abortion, Nash Kestenbaum, then president of Young Israel , personally lobbied against the pro abortion law. Right after the law was passed, Rabbi Joseph Karasick,president of the OU, and Rabbi Bernard L. Berzon, president of the Rabbinical Council of America, issued a statement jointly stating “In Judaism, the life of an unborn child is sacred, and only when It is a threat to the mother can the moral issue of abortion be resolved. For each person to decide arbitrarily, on the basis of economics or convenience, whether a fetus is to survive is literally for man to play God and is religiously blasphemous and socially destructive.”

    In 1972 the RCA’s policy‐making executive board of 80 members unanimously urged repealing of NY’s abortion legalization law . These were Rabbis who had been practicing when abortion had been banned and, based on their actual experience with abortion bans, did not share contemporary panic over the potential that statutory abortion ban would limit halachically acceptable abortions

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100705

    June 24, 2022 — Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 2,000 rabbis in matters of American public policy, today welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court decision reversing Roe v. Wade. The organization made the following statement:

    Judaism regards all human life as sacred, including when a fetus is yet to be born. Jewish law permits abortion only in truly extraordinary circumstances. This does not describe the situation in America today, where the overwhelming majority of abortions are done as an elective procedure.

    The dialoge needs to change: if everything is a human right, then, in the end, nothing remains worthy of special protection. We must return to a society that cherishes human rights, and human life.

    in reply to: Supreme Court Rules – States Can Ban Abortion #2100704

    “The Jewish Bible identifies human life as a soul placed (breathed) within a body by G-d Himself, with inestimable sanctity and value.” That is the authentic Jewish view, as determined by Rabbinic texts and legal codes stretching back to Sinai. We support Heartbeat Laws and other efforts to distinguish between tragic cases of abortion due to medical necessity, as compared to disregard for fetal life as simply the mother’s “choice.”

    Reversing Roe v. Wade would not ban abortion, as alarmists insist—on the contrary, it would restore this policy decision to the hands of the democratic governments of the individual states. We hope that more states will be able to enact reasonable restrictions, and restore America to a posture of valuing all human life.

    in reply to: Unusual occupations for frum people. #2095144

    Re Local Elections
    The developers – and those behind them -make the revolution and
    ehrliche upstanding folk &
    citizens deal with the consequences

    “The Trotskis’ make the revolution while the Bronsteins suffer the consequences”

    in reply to: Court packing #2083088

    “stability of law” had little issue with every state outlawing abortion from the foundation of the country until 1970.

    The first state to overturn was NY by one vote

    in reply to: Court packing #2083084

    ;’All this does is return the decision to the individual states. NY, NJ, IL, & CA won’t be affected at all by this ruling’
    So? And so? As if there won’t be A massive ripple effect everywhere,even international?

    in reply to: Abortion Decision – Less Retzicha in America #2083076

    How is it that for years now in Poll after poll as America keeps passing and/or tolerating degenerate court ruling after ruling the world beyond the borders and Beyond syndicated media perceive the US as going down and getting weaker. And precisely when the Court ruling get more better traditional the world perception follows that America has stabilized.

    Compared with the relatively conservative mid 80’s the freaking and foaming is small fry
    And they will try harder..

    If the US comes through with flying colors you will hear a whole different story afterwards..begrudgingly

    Even the markets in the longer term will bear that out

    Pigeonholed saturated or deceitful fellows

    And if subscribing To our Creator in some form will according to your ilk
    make the days of a country numbered, putting aside that any study of the past belies that, implies further that you despite your background are Of the wrong people and destiny

    in reply to: Abortion Decision – Less Retzicha in America #2083081

    Rabbinic Group Rejects Distortion of Jewish View on Fetal Life

    Washington, DC, May 3, 2022—Following declarations from partisan Jewish individuals and organizations claiming that restrictions on abortion represent a “specific Christian belief” that would limit the ability of Jews to “practice their religion,” the Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), issued the following statement:
    As stated in the CJV white paper on abortion, “The Jewish Bible identifies human life as a soul placed (breathed) within a body by G-d Himself, with inestimable sanctity and value.” That is the authentic Jewish view, as determined by Rabbinic texts and legal codes stretching back to Sinai. We support Heartbeat Laws and other efforts to distinguish between tragic cases of abortion due to medical necessity, as compared to disregard for fetal life as simply the mother’s “choice.”

    Reversing Roe v. Wade would not ban abortion, as alarmists insist—on the contrary, it would restore this policy decision to the hands of the democratic governments of the individual states. We hope that more states will be able to enact reasonable restrictions, and restore America to a posture of valuing all human life.

    Coalition for Jewish Values, represents over 2,000 traditional, Orthodox rabbis. A 501(c)3 non-profit, CJV advocates for classical Jewish ideas and standards in matters of American public policy.

    in reply to: Biden would Radically Change the Courts #1914529

    I have a distaste for overly partisan judges. Ginsburg was a partisan judge, a woman whose thoughts and opinions were predictable. Such a partisan posture and judicial outlook is precisely what you don’t want when you walk into a court of law. You want a judge who might land on either side of the issue, who has an open mind to the arguments before him/her. That is called getting a fair shake. In a very real and palpable sense, America’s hyperpolarized politics are at odds with sound judgeship.

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg was 82 in 2015. She had spent over 20 years on the highest court in the land. She had written numerous opinions of note by then. If she had departed the court then, she would have served 6 years longer than what is the average Supreme Court tenure.

    Her predecessor, a much more capable and wise judge than RBG ever was, Byron White, retired during Bill Clinton’s first term to ensure he was replaced by a fellow Democrat. White did what Ruth was incapable of doing, putting what he perceived to be the interests of the country before his own personal interests and aspirations. Still in his mid-70s, White was significantly younger in 1993 than Ginsburg was in 2015. If RBG had retired around 2015, Barack Obama could easily have replaced her. But alas, RBG was a narcissist until the end. That same narcissism has compelled her to comment time after time on political matters and political figures, statements that greatly undermine the standing and impartiality of the high court.

    in reply to: Biden would Radically Change the Courts #1914488

    talking about revisionism
    “Kennedy, who Was a more appropriate choice !? Based upon who?!

    Watergate had zero to do with with it and received little mention in the media during  the controversy
    That the media expended so much to destroy him and prove that he was anti-black should prove how competent he was

    Did McConnell play hardball?
    So be it
    twas overdue & necessary

    in reply to: Biden would Radically Change the Courts #1912938

    CTL, Gh,
    1. Poland’s reigning Law And Justice party asserted their power re: the courts.
    What happened?
    your colleagues were frothing to the skies threatening sanctions and embargo and just about everything else “judicial Independence “”checks and balances “”the Judiciary must be kept in the completely free from the executive ”
    2. Canada and Israel have a largely self-appointed “independent” judiciary and a large proportion of the public want them reined in
    For that, your demographic goes berserk “how dare they “”we’ll lay it on the line to preserve Integrity of judicial Independence ”
    3. The Law Lords were the highest court of appeal in Britain For hundreds of years
    But Your political crowd claimed they weren’t “independent enough” of the legislature
    So 15 years ago they invented the UK Supreme Court conditioned upon limited jurisdiction
    for example it was beyond its right to rule on big issues in Northern Ireland
    A year ago it ignored and violated it’s conditions naturally and overturned conservative Northern Ireland legislation of abortion and SSM and your multinational ilk enthusiastically cheered it on
    And here in America which educated the world the conception the independence of the Courts and is structured upon the inviolability of those who determine the law
    and you parenthetically made your bread-and-butter career upon 
    the moment things don’t go your way
    “throw it all out” “pack the court”

    Should we retroactively disobey every liberal Court ruling that went against public opinion

    in reply to: Biden would Radically Change the Courts #1912933

    Benny, False. It started seriously with Democrat “borking” of Justice Bork in ’87 and nearly doing the same to Justice Thomas in ’90. For a while the Conservatives still went along with it eg 96-3 vote for RBG, but eventually realized it’s self and nationally destructive.

    Conservatives looking to emphasize the dire state have often quoted left-wing Harvard Law Professor Mark Tushnet that “For liberals, the question now is how to deal with the losers in the culture wars…My own judgment is that taking a hard line…is better than trying to accommodate …Trying to be nice to the losers didn’t work well after the Civil War, nor after Brown [v. Board of Education]. And taking a hard line seemed to work reasonably well in Germany and Japan after 1945.”

    in reply to: Biden would Radically Change the Courts #1912817

    CTLAWYER

    For close to three generations the courts overturned everything that was traditional and Bedrock of American Life and conservatives could do little more than the mourn and mourn and mourn
    because the court was sacrosanct and untouchable and this was was it and it was liberal consensus to preach that we can’t touch with the makers of the law
    now all of a sudden it’s a shift the other way
    that’s it
    got you now all the sudden preaching a whole different tune
    Pernicious deceitful hypocrites

    in reply to: Shame on You for Voting Cuomo #1911936

    Need More

    in reply to: Shame on You for Voting Cuomo #1911857

    For Starters

    Sep 6, 2018,
    Hamodia Op Ed
    An advertorial for Cuomo is snuck into this call to vote for Simcha Felder.
    Dec 12, 2018,
    Emblem Health, which insures most of New York City’s municipal workers, has entered into a settlement with the state attorney general after being accused of denying sex change surgery coverage to transgender clients..

    But the AG’s office found the insurer based the denials on “misleading and deceptive information” tied to outdated guidelines and concluded the rejections violated state law.

    As part of the settlement, Emblem agreed to pay full restitution to members who paid out of pocket for the procedures, as well as a $250,000 fine.

    Emblem has also updated its gender reassignment surgery guidelines to comply with state law, according to the AG’s office release.

    “Health plans have a basic obligation to cover medically necessary health care for their transgender members,” Underwood said.

    “My office will continue to protect the rights of transgender New Yorkers and ensure they’re treated with the fairness and dignity they deserve.”

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to insurance companies in 2014 warning they could not deny gender reassignment surgery like hormone therapy and mammoplasty.

    He said coverage for psychological disorders such as ”gender dysphoria” was mandatory under the law.
    Thu, Jan 24, 2019
    NY Gov. Cuomo Slammed for ‘Ghoulish’ Abortion Law
    June 18, 2019
    New York’s current surrogacy laws permit a woman to carry a child for another parent, but they don’t allow her to be paid for doing it. And at the time of birth, the law recognizes the gestational carrier as the legal mother. Governor Cuomo seeks to change both of these laws, bringing New York into line with 47 other US states that permit contractual surrogacy arrangements. That would make 48 states with bad laws. Womb rental is akin to nine months of prolonged prostitution, and manufacturing children for sale.

    New York’s motive for legalizing surrogacy is to avoid insulting the LGBTQIAP+ community. Along with infertile couples, they are the primary beneficiaries of womb rental. So opposition to surrogacy is called homophobic. That, however, is merely a convenient way to insist that women’s bodies should be on the commercial market
    Fri, Sep 6, 2019
    Cuomo denies having anything to do with the machinations—” But Cuomo is adept at sending signals, and it’s impossible to believe it would have happened if the governor had objected. The Senate play fit with Cuomo’s core big-­picture political vision—that Albany is now a model of bipartisanship—and the structure quickly paid dividends.
    “You think they’ve got Felder?” Cuomo said, according to Senate Republicans. “I have the rabbis who Felder reports to! You think you have Klein? I’ll get Klein to be a Democrat again! You are in power only so long as you can move progressive measures.” .
    Mar 8, 2020,
    Governor Cuomo stated that he will sign an assisted suicide bill into law
    New York Assembly Bill A2694 and Senate Bill S3947 where introduced as the Medical Aid in Dying Act.
    As Margaret Dore, the President of Choice is an Illusion stated in her article: New York: Reject Medical Aid in Dying Act:
    “Aid in Dying” is a euphemism for euthanasia.[3] The Act, however, purports to prohibit euthanasia
    April 25, 2020
    “News that Team Cuomo ignored warnings about the nursing-home disaster only confirms that the gov.’s call for an investigation is pure deflection. He’s trying to make care facility owners the fall guys for the state’s choices.. The real investigation should be into why Zucker insisted on sending coronavirus-positive patients to nursing homes, when it’s been clear from the start that the elderly are most at risk from the virus..

    in reply to: Shame on You for Voting Cuomo #1911911

    Dec 12, 2018,
    Emblem Health,..
    As part of the settlement, Emblem agreed to pay full restitution to members who paid out of pocket for the procedures, as well as a $250,000 fine.
    “My office will continue to protect the rights of transgender New Yorkers and ensure they’re treated with the fairness and dignity they deserve.”

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to insurance companies in 2014 warning they could not deny gender reassignment surgery like hormone therapy and mammoplasty.

    He said coverage for psychological disorders such as ”gender dysphoria” was mandatory under the law.
    Thu, Jan 24, 2019
    NY Gov. Cuomo Slammed for ‘Ghoulish’ Abortion Law
    June 18, 2019
    New York’s current surrogacy laws permit a woman to carry a child for another parent, but they don’t allow her to be paid for doing it. And at the time of birth, the law recognizes the gestational carrier as the legal mother. Governor Cuomo seeks to change both of these laws
    New York’s motive for legalizing surrogacy is to avoid insulting the LGBTQIAP+ community. Along with infertile couples, they are the primary beneficiaries of womb rental. So opposition to surrogacy is called homophobic.
    Fri, Sep 6, 2019
    Cuomo denies having anything to do with the machinations—
    “You think they’ve got Felder?” Cuomo said, according to Senate Republicans. “I have the rabbis who Felder reports to! You think you have Klein? I’ll get Klein to be a Democrat again! You are in power only so long as you can move progressive measures.” .
    Mar 8, 2020,
    Governor Cuomo stated that he will sign an assisted suicide bill into law
    New York Assembly Bill A2694 and Senate Bill S3947 where introduced as the Medical Aid in Dying Act.
    As Margaret Dore, the President of Choice is an Illusion stated in her article: New York: Reject Medical Aid in Dying Act:
    “Aid in Dying” is a euphemism for euthanasia.[3] The Act, however, purports to prohibit euthanasia

    April 25, 2020
    “News that Team Cuomo ignored warnings about the nursing-home disaster only confirms that the gov.’s call for an investigation is pure deflection.. The real investigation should be into why Zucker insisted on sending coronavirus-positive patients to nursing homes, when it’s been clear from the start that the elderly are most at risk from the virus..

    in reply to: Shame on You for Voting Cuomo #1911815

    Sep 6, 2018,
    Hamodia Primary Election Op Ed by Bennet
    An advertorial for Cuomo is snuck into this call to vote for Simcha Felder.

    Dec 12, 2018,
    Emblem Health, which insures most of New York City’s municipal workers, has entered into a settlement with the state attorney general after being accused of denying sex change surgery coverage to transgender clients..

    But the AG’s office found the insurer based the denials on “misleading and deceptive information” tied to outdated guidelines and concluded the rejections violated state law.

    As part of the settlement, Emblem agreed to pay full restitution to members who paid out of pocket for the procedures, as well as a $250,000 fine.

    Emblem has also updated its gender reassignment surgery guidelines to comply with state law, according to the AG’s office release.

    “Health plans have a basic obligation to cover medically necessary health care for their transgender members,” Underwood said.

    “My office will continue to protect the rights of transgender New Yorkers and ensure they’re treated with the fairness and dignity they deserve.”

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to insurance companies in 2014 warning they could not deny gender reassignment surgery like hormone therapy and mammoplasty.

    He said coverage for psychological disorders such as ”gender dysphoria” was mandatory under the law.

    Thu, Jan 24, 2019
    NY Gov. Cuomo Slammed for ‘Ghoulish’ Abortion Law

    June 18, 2019
    New York’s current surrogacy laws permit a woman to carry a child for another parent, but they don’t allow her to be paid for doing it. And at the time of birth, the law recognizes the gestational carrier as the legal mother. Governor Cuomo seeks to change both of these laws, bringing New York into line with 47 other US states that permit contractual surrogacy arrangements. That would make 48 states with bad laws. Womb rental is akin to nine months of prolonged prostitution, and manufacturing children for sale.

    New York’s motive for legalizing surrogacy is to avoid insulting the LGBTQIAP+ community. Along with infertile couples, they are the primary beneficiaries of womb rental. So opposition to surrogacy is called homophobic. That, however, is merely a convenient way to insist that women’s bodies should be on the commercial market

    New York Assembly Bill A2694 and Senate Bill S3947 where introduced as the Medical Aid in Dying Act.

    As Margaret Dore, the President of Choice is an Illusion stated in her article: New York: Reject Medical Aid in Dying Act:
    “Aid in Dying” is a euphemism for euthanasia.[3] The Act, however, purports to prohibit euthanasia

    Fri, Sep 6, 2019

    Cuomo denies having anything to do with the machinations—” But Cuomo is adept at sending signals, and it’s impossible to believe it would have happened if the governor had objected. The Senate play fit with Cuomo’s core big-­picture political vision—that Albany is now a model of bipartisanship—and the structure quickly paid dividends.
    “You think they’ve got Felder?” Cuomo said, according to Senate Republicans. “I have the rabbis who Felder reports to! You think you have Klein? I’ll get Klein to be a Democrat again! You are in power only so long as you can move progressive measures.” .

    Mar 8, 2020,
    Governor Cuomo stated that he will sign an assisted suicide bill into law
    New York Assembly Bill A2694 and Senate Bill S3947 where introduced as the Medical Aid in Dying Act.

    As Margaret Dore, the President of Choice is an Illusion stated in her article: New York: Reject Medical Aid in Dying Act:
    “Aid in Dying” is a euphemism for euthanasia.[3] The Act, however, purports to prohibit euthanasia

    April 25, 2020

    “News that Team Cuomo ignored warnings about the nursing-home disaster only confirms that the gov.’s call for an investigation is pure deflection. He’s trying to make care facility owners the fall guys for the state’s choices.

    …. The real investigation should be into why Zucker insisted on sending coronavirus-positive patients to nursing homes, when it’s been clear from the start that the elderly are most at risk from the virus..

    in reply to: Shame on You for Voting Cuomo #1911763

    Feb 5, 2018
    Cuomo declares NYS embargo vs. firms that stand up for Decency
    governor-cuomo-signs-executive-order-banning-all-state-agencies-and-authorities-doing-business
    Gov. Cuomo Signs Order Banning N.Y. From Doing Business With Companies That Discriminate
    Wall Street Journal

    July 18, 2017
    Christie Says He’d ‘Smack’ Cuomo Over ‘Summer Of Hell’ Remark

    Cuomo trying to repeal these 2 parts of NY’s law
    Sun, Feb 11, 2018

    § 4164. Induced viable births.

    Wed, Mar 21, 2018,
    bill that cuomo forced to be changed that helps drunk drivers get away with murder

    By Zoe Greenberg

    Sept. 16, 2018
    By Zoe Greenberg

    On the evening of the Democratic primary in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Orthodox Jews clad in black hats and long coats lined up at Public School 192 to cast their votes. Most of them supported Andrew M. Cuomo for governor..

    Jan 3, 2019

    albanyupdate.com/governor-andrew-cuomo-lays-out-a-liberal-agenda
    () ‬: Thank u Chatzkel Bennet for tweeting support for Cuomo on the Very Night(!) that Cuomo spoke of this liberal anti families agenda.

    it’s a teaching moment for our youth surely Hashem who instructs us: lo sagooru

    in reply to: Shame on You for Voting Cuomo #1911757

    Back to the Record: Shall We?

    Apr 9, 2017
    claim to being opposed to the Doctor ASSISTED Bill ,but thank the Sponsors

    test

    Concurrent to the main meeting, Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz, Agudath Israel’s vice president for community affairs and chairman of the board of Chayim Aruchim, Agudath Israel’s division dedicated to end-of-life issues; and Leon Goldenberg, member of Agudath Israel’s Board of Trustees and one of the leaders of its Government Affairs Committee; met with legislators to explain the Orthodox Jewish opposition to controversial legislation promoting assisted suicide. Attending legislators included Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried; Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, sponsor of the bill in the Assembly; and Senator Diane Savino, sponsor of the bill in the Senate. Rabbi Shmuel Blech of Lakewood, New Jersey, an advisor to the Legislature of New Jersey on end-of-life issues, and infectious disease expert Dr. Dan Berman presented arguments against the legislation.

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Miss Chava Blauman, an eighth grade student in Bnos Bais Yaakov, Far Rockaway, thanked Governor Cuomo for being a friend and expressed admiration for the governor’s staunch commitment to security. “At such a time,” the school student said, “it is reassuring to see the strong leadership and principles of someone like our governor.”

    Nov 28, 2017

    The proposal appears to be the latest effort by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to show his public intent at uniting Democrats in the Senate, a fractious chamber that has become an increasingly sore point for liberal activists in New York that was heightened in the wake of President Trump’s election…

    Both would have to disarm their political efforts at winning primaries against IDC or non-IDC candidates. The final chess piece — Sen. Simcha Felder, a Brooklyn Democrat who conferences with the Senate GOP — would presumably switch to the Democratic side and give the party 32 members..
    “This is a very exciting development. Since its very inception the IDC has worked to move the Senate out of dysfunction to advance progressive policies. We are ready to move forward, provided any final agreement between Democrats is based on the legislative agenda that we put forth on May 22, which includes: the Reproductive Health Act, the DREAM Act, GENDA, protecting Title X funding, public campaign finance, single-payer health care and the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act.

    “We are eager and ready to be part of a Democratic Coalition that could proudly and publicly state what its legislative positions are going into the 2018 session.

    in reply to: Shame on You for Voting Cuomo #1911854

    1,

    OUR impact is massively bigger than our numbers

    False Attempt using both sides of the mouth
    The Askanim portray us as so powerful(which we ARE)
    UNTIL they fall deservedly on their face,that is
    THEN they Switch To “He would have won even if all the orthodox Jews had voted against him.
    He won 3,635,340 to 1,926,485″invariably when convenient

    in reply to: Shame on You for Voting Cuomo #1911731

    Come On
    everybody this should be obvious

    The same Hockers who just a week or two ago were talking & standing up so “tough” to the governor
    Completely zero to do with policy or Agenda
    Their whole power as mover & shakers relative to our communities respectively
    has to do with supposed associations and supposedly necessary middlemen with the powers-that-be
    How they do it ?

    Presently, first pretend to be leading where the masses wish to go
    And when the governors showed it up to as empty hot air they flipped sides
    And with a subtle abrupt shift they now switch to Craven submission to Cuomo

    in reply to: Shame on You for Voting Cuomo #1911728

    everybody this is when it should be obvious

    The same Hockers who just a week or two ago were talking & standing up so “tough” to the governor
    Completely zero to do with policy or Agenda
    Their whole power as mover & shakers relative to our communities respectively
    has to do with supposed associations and supposedly necessary middlemen with the powers-that-be
    How they do it ?

    Presently, first pretend to be leading where the masses wish to go
    And when the governors showed it up to as empty hot air they flipped sides
    And with a subtle abrupt shift they now switch to Craven submission to Cuomo

    in reply to: Whos getting hurt most #1883563

    for the latest round of infections and tragedies
    All those who avoid wearing masks etc
    for even the most remote possibility
    can they dare say Devorim 21:7

    in reply to: Whos getting hurt most #1883562

    met someone this past Shabbos, as we were walking, who told me that a chasidish young man saw him wearing a mask and asked him, “So you still hold from corona?” Is this what it has come to? COVID will disappear based on whether we “hold” of it or not?

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