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“Joseph: if the moderators would permit me I would let you privately contact me just to prove to you without the shadow of a doubt that I am the one and only Yehiel Kalish serving the 16th district of Illinois.”
You really don’t want this nasty troll to contact you; it’s not worth the price you’ll pay just to prove who you are, so ignore the bait. Thank you for your service!
I don’t think that suffrage is a matter of psak any longer because that ship sailed a century ago and the world is a fundamentally different place. You called for this right to be revoked and attempted to justify your usual misogyny. Then, as usual, you didn’t hesitate to label those who disagreed with your fake halacha as being “feminist” or in favor of toeiva rights. No Rav or posek advocates for what you proposed in your thread. Abortion is a completely separate issue and many contemporary poskim feel that it should be much more restricted. But I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. When you ask “Do you similarly consider legalized abortion a fait accompli that must not be opposed?” you are simply looking to broadly paint those who disagree with your view on suffrage as somehow in favor of abortion on demand. At the very least you’re being disingenuous and more likely, it’s just more of your usual trolling.
Nope, secular societies can decide all such issues on their own, without any psak. You’re the one who constantly attempts to support your “holy” hatreds with made-up, fake halacha.
You started this thread to advocate revoking the voting rights of women and then attempted to justify your misogynist view with a psak from a century ago, before they were granted that right. It just kills you that women exercise the right to vote and now you’re angry because you can’t quote a psak to take it away. Go hate somewhere else.
Voting doesn’t require a psak but advocating for that right to be revoked from anyone, does.
“Men’s suffrage must end.”
Do you have a posek to support your idea or are you just rhetorically flipping Josephine’s nastiness back where it came from?May 21, 2019 1:05 pm at 1:05 pm in reply to: Percentage of men members vs. women on YW Coffeeroom? #1730192
Josephine, our resident nasty troll, is telling you that females don’t belong in the coffeeroom but please feel free to ignore any fake halacha you find splattered on its walls.
“R Yaakov Weinberg is on record having stated more than once feminism & subsequent offshoots [transgenderism,etc.] is a greater challenge & danger more than any other travail that we faced over three millennia!”
Harav Weinberg, zt”l, was absolutely correct, those are our greatest challenges. He also stated publicly that while his Rabbeim and other Gedolim decided it was worthwhile for women to work in order to support husbands in kollel, we can’t deny that decision caused great upheaval to our families and to the entire male/female dynamic.
The question isn’t whether women should be able to vote since we’re a century past that decision. The question is whether that right should now be taken away from them; it takes a posek to make that call, not Josephine.
“But in either event that is irrelevant towards the merits of the points in this discussion, which I’ve explained on both a Torah and rational basis.”
Josephine is admitting to you that no posek has called for an end to suffrage and that she has nothing more to go on than her usual glib dismissal of opposing comments, a “boich svara”.
“Joseph, Are you married?”
“Joseph” claims to be married to 3 women and to have 27 children but given the visceral hatred and disdain of females, I’m just a bit skeptical. I posit that our resident, nasty troll is actually a self-hating female named Josephine.
I don’t take my queues from sick web trolls but from real life poskim and I don’t hear any of them calling for suffrage repeal. If you were sane you’d realize that a person who doesn’t constantly express visceral hatred to females isn’t a “feminist” but a “rational human being”. With the greatest sensitivity to your multiple mental illnesses, if you got back on your meds you’d have a better chance of comprehending that.
I’m quite aware that suffrage was opposed for legitimate reasons a century ago, just as a Jewish state was. Then both came into being and our Torah leaders had to address these new realities. You enjoy resurrecting these old, decided issues just to spout your fake halachic opinions of what is “appropriate and ideal”, when no posek does so. Your odious intent is to troll, divide Jews and express your disdain for females. It’s time to get back on your meds.
A full century after suffrage was granted, you will not find a posek calling for its repeal or telling women they can’t vote. On numerous occasions I have seen the wives of Roshei Yeshiva, Rabbonim and Rabbeim voting at the polls.
Admit it, you forgot to take your meds again and this is just more of your misogynist, fake halacha trolling.
I’m no feminist but women have been voting in this country for nearly the past century. Can you provide a source from a posek or are you once again spouting fake halacha to express your visceral hatred and disdain of females?
“After 100 years it’s time to recognize that the experiment has failed.”
Good luck with that, you misogynist troll.May 10, 2019 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm in reply to: Why is Kiruv Rechokim becoming much more challenging? #1725408
“We’ve had so much success over the past 50+ years with kiruv, Baruch Hashem, that perhaps most of those who could be persuaded to become frum have already become frum. So what’s left are those unwilling.”
Wow, it sounds like you’re a real expert, with “so much success over the past 50+ years”. It’s a bit hard to believe, given your less than tolerant approach to other Jews. Actual outreach professionals report they while they are as challenged as ever, they are also as busy ever. Only a faker such as yourself would say about 85% of world Jewry, “So what’s left are those unwilling”.
I realize that Joseph is nothing more than a nasty troll but I didn’t want his mockery of a holy Sephardic custom to go unanswered.
“Except that the family record, in the Chofetz Chaim’s handwriting, published in one of the early volumes of the Hebrew Meir Einei Yisroel, uses repeatedly the name Poupko”
Are you able to specify the volume, as well as where and when it was printed?
“Rav Yisroel Meir HaKohein Poupko”
The Chafetz Chaim, zt”l did not have the last name of “Poupko”. His eldest son, R. Aryeh Leib, took that name when he obtained documents from that well-known Radin family to be exempted from army service.
“You seem to have a rather negative view of eating pizza, Phil.”
I have no problem with anyone eating pizza. Regardless of the Mimouna menu (typically bread, fish, meat, pastries, etc.), comparing this holy Sephardic custom to a “pizza party” is as inappropriate as calling a tish “dinner and a show”.
“Pizza is a popular way to break into chometz.”
You wouldn’t trivialize the holy customs of Chassidim to eat foods such as honey cake and kreplach at certain times of the year by comparing them to eating pizza. Don’t trivialize the holy customs of Sephardim.
“A fancier name for the pizza party after Pesach.”
Are you mocking a holy Moroccan custom that goes back hundreds of years?
“funnybone: Kol Yisroel Areivim Zeh Lzeh. We’re all responsible for each other and must give mussar when necessary.”
Great, here’s some for you!
You use YWN as a bully-pulpit to criticize and divide Jews whom you’ve never met. You waste way too much time on the web and don’t learn nearly enough, then you pretend to be a great posek as you spout fake halacha. You have a violent streak and become most animated at the thought of women and children being subjected to physical abuse. The mods have stated that you are a “confirmed 100% real life stalker, who has stalked many people through YWN”.
I think you have enough right there to start doing teshuva but it would be most effective if you got back on your meds first.
“But she should seek a job minimizing to the extent possible her absence from the home.”
No, she and her husband should speak to their LOR to discuss her employment, especially if she needs a “real” job to support her husband’s learning or to help pay minimum tuition for their children. It doesn’t matter what your “general sources” are since their practical application will depend upon the individual guidance of their posek.
Your continuous spouting of fake halacha and chumra on issues pertaining to women demonstrates your cluelessness and animus towards them. Get help.April 25, 2019 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm in reply to: Is typing allowed on Chol HaMoed? Is it like writing? #1719449
Don’t listen to Joseph, he’s making up fake halacha again. Isn’t it interesting that he’s always machmir? Ask your LOR instead and you’ll see that Joseph is wrong as usual.
“But even so the heter is only to the extent absolutely necessary, and no more.”
So once a woman calculates that she’s earned enough to buy beans and rice for the day she should tell her boss she’s going home? That may be acceptable in the public school system where you spend your time but not in the real working world. Quoting general sources that are not applicable to practical, individual situations is just using fake halacha to find fault with other Jews. But I think you know that already.
“Throughout history until relatively not that long ago it was almost unheard of for them to work outside of their home.”
One of the primary reasons that women in our communities go out to work is to provide support so their husbands can learn long-term. This is especially true in larger families where it’s simply not possible for parents to finance this for all of their married children. Are you suggesting that this practice be discontinued or have you discovered some other method of paying for it?
There have been a number of comments from readers but no response from YWN. Are the mods going to explain why the article was pulled or have you all been threatened by the geichazis with “omerta or else”?
“YWN simply listened to the park of the Rabbonim Shlita who said this terrible event should be cancelled for the good of Klal Yisroel”
How sweet of you to answer for YWN! Since you are so knowledgeable, please explain what was so terrible about this event. Also, what does listening to the “park” (whatever that is) of the Rabbonim, Shlita, have to do with censoring the story?
The Nitei Gavriel on Pesach (volume 3, 29:9) discusses the custom in some Sephardic communities to hold salt in one’s hand while making the bracha of Sefiras Haomer.April 12, 2019 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm in reply to: NEW TREND: Sending Your Kids To Mesivta In Lakewood That Do Not Have English #1714008
“who cares if the yeshiva bachorim dont learn english as long as they have good middos”
Nobody cares, until they grow up and have to support themselves by begging in shul or can’t resist opening their mouths when a microphone is put in front of it, like these fine examples:April 12, 2019 11:39 am at 11:39 am in reply to: NEW TREND: Sending Your Kids To Mesivta In Lakewood That Do Not Have English #1713912
Breuer’s was one of the yeshivos that bochurim attended while going to college during the tenure of R. Schwab, zt”l,and a number of his grandchildren graduated from college.April 10, 2019 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm in reply to: NEW TREND: Sending Your Kids To Mesivta In Lakewood That Do Not Have English #1713141
“I have no problem, as long as the graduates refrain from applying for welfare benefits because they’re unqualified for anything but low paying teaching positions”
Who says they are qualified to teach? There is another profession open to them; it’s a safe bet that very few of the able-bodied men who beg for tzedaka in shul have High School diplomas.April 10, 2019 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm in reply to: NEW TREND: Sending Your Kids To Mesivta In Lakewood That Do Not Have English #1712959
“Regarding High School, the only reasons it is allowed is either because education is mandated by State Law (in New York it is until age 17), or simply because if they did not have High School education in the Yeshivas, parents would simply send their kids to worse places to get it.”
More fake halacha from you and your aliases. About ten years ago at the Torah Umesorah convention, Harav Avraham Chaim Levin, zt”l spoke proudly about the secular High School education in his yeshiva. That as a matter of principle it has always been mandatory and that his alumni can match those of any Yeshiva in Torah and Yiras Shamayim, because of it and not in spite of it. He then mentioned his grandson-in-law, who excelled in secular High School studies and made a siyum on Shas before his wedding.
“Ari: That’s a load of bunk”
No, it’s not. Rabbi Pesach Krohn has been advocating publicly in his lectures for the past few years that people invite older single boys and girls to their Shabbos tables so that they can meet.
You may not like it but he actually consults regularly with Da’as Torah and truly loves every Jew. Can we say the same about you?
The Star-K published a comprehensive article in their Fall 2018 issue of Kashrus Kurrents which discusses all of the Halachic challenges that can arise on a cruise. It’s available for free on their website; read it carefully to familiarize yourself with the issues and then consult with your LOR.December 27, 2018 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm in reply to: Corporal punishment must remain an option for teachers #1653065
Please concentrate; the topic of this thread is whether corporal punishment is permitted nowadays in the classroom. We are talking about the children of this generation, not previous generations.December 27, 2018 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm in reply to: Corporal punishment must remain an option for teachers #1653031
“However i am mature enough to understand that this is a result of growing up in a very sensitive culture that doesn’t reflect the Torah’s view on these issues.”
The Torah’s view on corporal punishment in the classroom has been clearly expressed by the gedolim of our generation and the overwhelming majority are against it.December 27, 2018 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm in reply to: Corporal punishment must remain an option for teachers #1652984
“The concept of a total ban on petch by rebbeim is very very new; something that only developed during the last generation or two (or three – no more.)”
And that’s the topic at hand: should rabbeim be hitting children in our generation and contemporary gedolim tell us that it’s destructive to do so.December 27, 2018 1:22 pm at 1:22 pm in reply to: Corporal punishment must remain an option for teachers #1652954
I assert that corporal punishment is never permitted nowadays in the classroom, period. Please concentrate, that’s the topic of this thread. So again, where did R. Ovadia Yosef, zt”l or any contemporary gadol write otherwise?December 27, 2018 1:03 pm at 1:03 pm in reply to: Corporal punishment must remain an option for teachers #1652939
Rav Ovadia Yosef, zt”l allowed parents to hit children in certain instances but where did he write that rabbeim may do so? In addition, what might work in Sephardic culture is irrelevant to the non-Sephardic world. Any gadol will tell you that while hitting may have worked two thousand or even two hundred years ago, it can irreparably harm the children of our generation and drive them away from Torah.December 27, 2018 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm in reply to: Corporal punishment must remain an option for teachers #1652882
“It’s a good thing Joseph works in the NYC Public Schools and can’t legally hit students. For those concerned about his children, don’t be. Joseph is all talk and no action.”
You assume that since Joseph works for the public schools and one of his children lived in your home for two summers that he’s not abusive. What if you’re wrong? I realize that Joseph is a nasty troll but plenty of red flags have been raised over the years and he clearly becomes most animated at the thought of violence against women and children. As an officer of the court, don’t you have an obligation to allow the authorities to investigate this matter as opposed to just assuming that he’s harmless? Could you live with yourself if your assumptions turned out to be wrong?December 27, 2018 10:44 am at 10:44 am in reply to: Corporal punishment must remain an option for teachers #1652832
” I don’t advocate hitting children, but I can appreciate hearing arguments on both sides for the sake of discussion.”
Advocating for corporal punishment in school is not a legitimate view since our gedolim and chinuch experts have stated unequivocally that it’s counterproductive in our generation so therefore it’s assur. Hearing arguments on both sides for the sake of discussion makes as much sense as hearing arguments on the pros and cons of eating pork for the sake of discussion.December 26, 2018 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm in reply to: Corporal punishment must remain an option for teachers #1652416
“Joseph is all talk and no action.”
Are you implying that Joseph is a troll? I’m shocked I tell you, shocked.December 26, 2018 2:57 pm at 2:57 pm in reply to: Corporal punishment must remain an option for teachers #1652353
“Sometimes corporal punishment is the most effective teaching tool.”
Here we go again. After a brief hiatus, Joseph is back to advocate that we beat the stuffing out of defenseless children. Gedolim and educators of every stripe caution against doing so in our generation due to the destructive effect this has. How ever do we properly educate stubborn Joseph in this matter? Perhaps a good whipping will help.
“Stop for a minute and think.”
A misogynist doesn’t think or care about the physical and emotional needs of mere females. Your sound arguments won’t sway his warped worldview that mandates women must remain confined to the harim.
“Meno, is it your contention that the Yidden in Eretz Yisroel today (let alone all the doros and doros of Yidden before America) don’t respect women?”
I think Meno’s contention might be that you don’t respect women; your hostility and disdain for them oozes forth every time you troll. Happy now?
“But I’m dealing with the metzius of our weak, sinful, generation”
Your own words.
“Phil: That’s false. I’ve never said that or anything resembling that.”
You sure did; on 8/7/17:
Sima commented at 2:17pm:
“Joseph and Yekke2 are both right so maybe the Chassidish way is better – just meet in the parents or the shadchan’s home. No deciding where to go etc and the girl is not expected to arrive as though she is a film star.”
to which Joseph replied at 2:56pm:
“Of course this isn’t ideal. But I’m dealing with the metzius of our weak, sinful, generation. Ideally, of course, we should change how Sima, above, in her comment rightfully suggested. But until we reach that madreiga (may it be very soon) we need to deal with the facts on the ground that the non-Chasidish and super-Yeshivish oilem deals with this.”
The best comment on that thread by far was from mylogic37:
“Joseph, I hope you are kidding and just trolling. If not you seriously need help.”
to which the mods replied:
“You must be new here. Welcome”
Joe, please try to keep better track of your offensive, judgmental comments from now on, okay?
What an odd question from someone who has called our generation “sinful” for not universally adopting Beshow dating, which takes place in the girl’s home.