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  • in reply to: A Vote for Biden is a Vote Against Israel #1916699
    mkylb
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    Surely the protection of American democracy is more important for Israel’s long term future than 4 more years of a particular president.
    Your candidate is going to take the election to the Supreme Court, unless he wins of course.
    What a chilul Hashem that our community voted for him.

    in reply to: Where are the women? #1908283
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    @Kilaolomchasdo
    That would be a nice explanation if it were only Frum Jews in NY not following the guidelines.
    But it isn’t. It’s in the UK and Israel as well, where there have not been major instances of seeming discrimination against the Frum community on the whole, and yet there seems to be a similar amount of disrespect for authority and disregard for rules.
    Even if the theories about COVID being overblown are correct (unlikely…people’s memories seem to be exceptionally short, it was only 4 months ago we were losing dozens of relatively young members of our own community – since when does Flu do this at Purim time on a normal year?), why is it that the Frum communities in multiple countries feel the need to take it upon themselves to prove that it isn’t a big deal?
    What happened to keeping our heads down and trying to blend in as best we can?

    in reply to: Abortions for Goyim #1904189
    mkylb
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    It is fascinating that so many Orthodox Jews believe that halacha falls on the pro-life side of the abortion debate.
    Even a cursory glance at the poskim show that halacha is much more accommodating than many Republican policy proposals. A more in depth limud would probably confuse people even more!
    Whilst certainly not ‘pro-choice’ in it’s outlook, halacha is so much more complex than the current political debate.
    Frum Jews need to really examine whether their hashkofos are actually informed by halacha, or by the terrifying shift of the community to the political right.

    in reply to: No blackface this Purim #1680142
    mkylb
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    I am a black Jew.
    I am so incredibly distressed, hurt and ashamed to have read this appalling thread.
    How can anyone think this is a way an ‘am kodosh’ behaves, thinks or speaks?
    Open your eyes.

    in reply to: looking for a yeshiva in israel #1018472
    mkylb
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    On the Kerem B’Yavne discussion: the classifications ‘MO’ or ‘Chareidi’ are quite simply below the eyeline of the yeshiva, it doesn’t care.

    You have boys and rebbeim of all backgrounds, both Israeli and Chutznik,coming together with the simple motto ‘cut out the political trash, and learn something!’

    It’s a remarkable place because of this attitude.

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