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Do you have a problem with people going to their parents? And even if you do, most of the jealous commenters would not comment the same about people going to their parents so the original point remains true.
The obviousness of it does not make it permissible. Maybe let’s also harass his entire neighborhood. If you owe me money can I harass your family until you pay me back?
Update: The comment which really prompted me to start this discussion has since been deleted. Not sure if it was due to the discussion or do to the comment I posted on aforementioned article asking the mods to remove it. Either way the guy who wrote it can definitely thank me for possibly assisting him in getting a little less gehinom. If it works that way. Cuz he did do his upmost to spread hate against Gedolim.
You speak about the Torah leaders who one personally worships. I think that’s where you are going wrong. There’s a difference between the overall acceptance of all of Torah Jewry that anyone other than Orthodox Rabbis are not Gedolim and differences of opinion within Orthodox Jewry. If one was brought us in the Yeshiva circles he most definitely should not be speaking against modern orthodox rabbanim (I’m obviously talking about main stream modern orthodoxy that follow halacha albeit with a hashkafa difference from regular orthodox rabbis. Rabbis who openly condone things which are against halacha are not what I’m referring to obviously because such people don’t fall under the category of Rabbanim. This does not permit speaking against them unless one does it within the guidelines of toeles outlined by the Chofetz Chaim ) even though they would not turn to them for guidance or a psak. My point is that just because you happen not to follow a specific rabbi does not mean that you can therefore openly speak in a disparaging way about him.
That is not to mention all the lashon hara that goes on in the comments section. Is profanity the only thing that will get a comment blocked?!
So I’ll be upfront and honest with you even though it may be embarrassing. My own personal shalom bayis problems started around 6 weeks in to my marriage. It was our first Friday night home together and it was time for dessert. My wife brought out the strawberry sorbet in little plastic bowls. “Genendy” I said “you know I only like mango sorbet. And also my family serves dessert on china. It is the proper way to honor Shabbos”. That sparked a major argument. We only were able to deal with it by coming to a compromise; mango sorbet in hard fancy plastic bowls. And that has been the yesod of our marriage ever since. Mango sorbet in fancy plastic bowls. It works for everything.
Yes ask the Rabbonim all your inquiries about why they do or do not hold of all this. Great! What can be better than speaking to our teachers and letting them explain to us their opinions. My point was just to “call out” those calling out Rabbonim on any matter it just became very common recently.
Not sure how this turned in to a discussion of what Rabbonim said regarding COVID-19. My point was to raise awareness to the fact many people feel comfortable disagreeing with Rabbonim or calling them out. To suggest, for example, that Rav Zilberstein never said the psak which was posted is one thing. To disagree, especially disrespectfully, is another very different thing.
Just reading through the comments regarding everything that has been going on in Brooklyn recently can make one shudder. (I am NOT discussing the actual events please leave that out of this discussion!) People should not be calling out Rabbonim for not condemning these things or the lack of mask wearing and social distancing. Call up your Rav or any Rav and respectfully ask in order to understand. Not to argue, provoke or anything of the sort. Writing a letter to YWN mailbag is not asking to understand it is just to call out Rabbonim for not doing what you think they should. Nor is commenting on YWN articles.