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” I have the Torah, Chazal and literally all the poskim on my side”
In your fevered mind, the entire Jewish world, including BP, Lakewood, Monsey, KJ, London, Manchester, Jerusalem and Bnei Brak, where females can be seen going to school, to work and walking in the street, are acting against your interpretation of Torah. Yet, the Gedolim, Poskim and Roshei Yeshiva aren’t constantly and publicly decrying this travesty. So what are you, the great zealot of our generation going to do about it, aside from trolling?
“What we have today is a travesty, not better than the past, and far from the ideal”
Aside from trolling the web, what do you intend to do about this travesty? Perhaps you should patrol the streets and threaten females with a club like your violent heroes, the self-appointed modesty police of Beit Shemesh. I’m sure that’s what the holy voices in your head are telling you to do and I know you’d really enjoy it. It would also make your 3 wives and 27 children very proud.
“I would think/hope also that would be the reaction of any never married man, besides Joseph I suppose”
Are you insinuating that Joseph has never been married? How can that be if he claimed on another thread that he has 3 wives and 27 children?
“When the great of the greatest are in a heated argument, the hamon hoam is best to keep their heads out of it. If they know what’s good for them.”
This must be what you tell your 27 children when they see you fighting with your 3 wives. So what consequences are you threatening against those who decry these violent bochurim imitating their violent elders? Are you going to get violent with them if they don’t cease and desist forthwith?
“Phil, you can continue to envy the Chareidi community considering your MO has a 25-50% off the derech rate.”
That’s your infantile defense of two incidents of attempted murder within the charedi camp? Not really surprising, given how animated you get when posting in favor of beating up children. No wonder that Syag called your worldview “the sadistic joseph style imaginary Torah life” on another thread. While I may not be an E”Y charedi and certainly don’t envy them in any way, I’m also not and have never been MO. Regardless, you’d be hard pressed to find similar incidents within their camp and there are good reasons for that.
“And those rare unfortunate occurrences that do transpire, the level of violence is relatively tiny.”
Do you really think that the two charedim committed “relatively tiny” acts of violence when they attempted to stab two other charedim to death? Enough of your crocodile tears about charedim being “despised for their piety”. These incidents demonstrate that their piety may not go any deeper than the white shirts they wear. The attraction to violence and rioting in their communities has only increased in recent years and this is where it has led. It doesn’t originate externally from books, movies or smartphones so something is horrendously broken within their camp.
“The everyday violence and fighting among the Zionists, daati, masorti and chiloni, is overwhelmingly more frequent than the rare unfortunate occurrence you refer to in the OP.”
What a ridiculous and shallow statement. In addition to the violent brawl in Ponovezh Yeshiva, YWN reported other incidents of one charedi stabbing another, in Bnei Brak and Kiryat Sefer. And all you have to say is, “charedim are still better than everyone else”? I don’t recall any similarly violent incidents amongst other frum groups, let alone three of them in one week. You always claim that charedim have some kind of exclusive ownership on Torah learning so how can they commit such violence? These incidents are tragic and real introspection is what’s needed, not glib dismissals.
How sad that you are incapable of responding to simple questions about the criticism you constantly hurl at others. You will be judged exactly as you judge others and treated the way you treat them. Yet, you fool yourself every year into thinking that Yom Kippur will go well for you. I’m sure there are people who forgive every Jew but specifically exclude you for your nasty, hurtful trolling.
“You should avoid them to the maximum extent possible.”
Will you now be avoiding the internet to the maximum extent possible or are you once again spewing rebuke for things you also do? You spend untold hours trolling under multiple identities with the goal of hurting other Jews. The internet would be a better place without your negative presence.
“A survivor, survived. He probably needs therapy but the hardest part is generally behind him. He can hope to look forward with the past being a bygone and the future one of potential bliss.”
Anyone who can troll such an insensitive and inane comment should not count on being forgiven by those who are hurt by it. Even if said troll is the first person to bump the CR’s “forgiveness” thread every year in a sad and futile attempt to check that box.
“If it’s full time and not BMG, it’s a waste of time.”
Your comment is a waste of time. What are you, another Joseph-persona with nothing better to do than troll and spew divisiveness? Moshe wants a place for himself that’s smaller than BMG; don’t post if you can’t make a constructive suggestion.
You love bringing sources from the Rambam and Pirkei Avos in order to criticize others but you’re so reluctant to confirm that you’re not guilty of the same. Why is that?
Do you learn at least 8 hours per day? Do you live on bread, salt and water in a tiny apartment?
How many hours do you actually spend learning every day and how do you fit the 3 wives and 27 children you claim to have into a tiny apartment?
“The Rambam writes that a typical Baal Habayis works 3 hours a day and learns 8. This is what a “working person” is. Three hours a day. 8 hours learning.”
You love to admonish others and noted the number of “waking hours in a day” but do you learn for at least eight hours on a daily basis? If you think the vast amount of time you waste trolling the web in your various persona is learning, then you’re deluding yourself.
Posing questions on this site elicits fake halacha from Joseph. Ask your LOR and find one if you don’t have one.
My company and many others in the U.S. have hired veterans by the tens of thousands. They’re paid much more than $15 per hour because we owe it to them and they’re worth it. One thing I don’t do for the greater good of the country is paint job-creators as rich and greedy, then lecture them about their lack of moral responsibility. How about you? What have you done for your country, aside from criticizing it on the web?
Sure, just like you’re parroting class warfare screed from “International Socialist Review”. So now you advocate raising the minimum wage on behalf of veterans? They have and deserve preferential hiring status in U.S. government employment and many U.S. companies go out of their way to hire them. Veterans are disciplined, skilled and dedicated employees but I have no idea what relevance your quotes from the U.K. have to the subject at hand. Do you know anything at all about the U.S. economy or are you just quoting from anti-Semite Jeremy Corbyn’s website?
Nowhere in the Constitution is there a guarantee that everyone will earn a minimum salary of $30K per year. It shouldn’t be an employers responsibility to pay that much to menial workers, many of whom couldn’t be bothered to finish public high school, aren’t qualified to do anything else and make zero effort to better themselves. There are plenty of Walmart employees who started out by sweeping floors, worked hard and eventually became store mangers. If you don’t like it, then find a minimum wage worker and pay them out of your own pocket but don’t lecture hard working, job-creating business owners about their supposed moral obligations.
It was JJ2020 who posted, “The real issue is the rich business owners don’t want to pay people enough to live and the workers want o earn enough to live” which is typical communist tripe. There are very few businesses, especially service-related, that can afford to increase the wages of their menial employees by 50%-100%.
I appreciate your correcting me on smaller communities; please list those that are suffering from lack of qualified rabbeim.
“RY23: Yeshivos run more on donations than on tuition. Businesses don’t run on donations altogether.”
While that may be true for many communities, I’m aware of at least one community where the majority of the school budgets are covered by tuition. They don’t have donors with deep pockets so the heavy burden is placed squarely on the shoulders of the parents.
First of all, heartfelt thanks for your dedication to our children!
Large metropolitan communities certainly have a much easier time of attracting hundreds of applicants. However, I’ve been told that due to the large number of kollel graduates seeking positions as rabbeim, many are willing to consider relocating to smaller communities as well.
I presented a very simple example to demonstrate that government-mandated wage increases don’t automatically translate to a higher standard of living for all. You can lecture a “good business owber” about innovation, negotiation, “track margines” and “all kinds of stuff” but success ultimately comes down to profit. Increasing wages by 50%-100% will seriously eat into that profit and have undesired consequences. It’s obvious that you and the other proponents start with the premise that business owners are “rich and greedy” and need to be punished for exploiting the working class. That’s not capitalism, that’s communism and we all know what a successful economic model that turned out to be.
“All those rebbeim should be given raises so that they are no longer poor. The raise must be big enough to take them out of poverty and make them unqualified for welfare, food stamps, medicaid, etc.”
Pray tell, where do you propose finding the tens of millions of dollars it would take to essentially double rabbeim’s salaries? I can also tell you from having served on the board of a cheder that every opening for a rebbe position attracts literally hundreds of resumes, many from highly qualified applicants. I’ve checked and this is the case all over the country so it’s not all that hard to find excellent rabbeim.
“The real issue is the rich business owners don’t want to pay people enough to live and the workers want o earn enough to live.”
Perhaps you were raised in Communist Russia but Americans go into business and employ workers to make a profit. Let’s take the simple example of a “rich and greedy” business owner who has an annual budget of $60K to pay three menial workers at $10 per hour. Now the very generous federal government mandates that he pay his menial workers $15 per hour, what do you think is going to happen? He’s not going to eat the additional $30K or price his product out of the market. He’s going to fire one employee and make the other two work harder for their “living wage”.
The very generous federal government really taught that “rich and greedy” owner a lesson for having the nerve to open a business, didn’t they?July 9, 2018 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm in reply to: Redting a shidduch with a previously married guy to a never married girl #1554460
“The Chofetz Chaim and the Ribnitzer Rebbe, to take two recent examples that come to mind, married young never married women when they were in their old age.”
You’re mistaken, the Chofetz Chaim’s second wife was previously married, as it states in his will from 1926:
“The one who is the overseer of my business dealings is the son-in-law of my wife. His name is Harav Reb Hillel the son of Rav Moshe Zalman Ginzburg.”
I believe the Ribnitzer Rebbetzin had also been previously married.
As I posted earlier, if you are on a solid growth track that you’ve established for yourself and not being setup with girls who are compatible with your goals and personality, you may want to speak with your Rabbeim to determine the reason. They may advise you to modify your track, or your presentation or the shadchanim you are working with. Rest assured, there are plenty of wonderful girls from equally wonderful families who are looking for a solid, working bochur such as yourself!
Have you spoken to your Rabbeim for advice and do the shadchanim you use really understand working bochurim? Also, while I’m sure you daven with a minyan and learn daily, do people know it? I’m not advocating doing so merely for show, but if your regular place is a small shteibel, you may consider frequenting a bigger place where you’re more visible. That way, people will see how solid you are and hopefully keep you in mind. May you find your match very soon!
Psak on reporting what? If you’re trying to fool anyone into thinking that this decades-old document is about reporting abusers to the police, this may be your lowest piece of trolling yet. Gedolim such as Hagaon R. Chaim Kanievsky, Shlita, have stated unambiguously on video that abusers should be reported to the authorities.
Perhaps you don’t care very much about your own children (was it 27 at the last count?), probably because they’re as fake as the “halacha” you spew, but the rest of us do. Go troll about something harmless, or better yet, go learn for a change!
Are your three wives no longer supporting you in the manner to which you’ve become accustomed?
Judaism is not a death-oriented religion but a life-oriented one. As the Gemara tells us, it is much more difficult to live an entire life Al Kiddush Hashem than it is to die in that manner. We don’t get to choose how we leave this world but we do get to choose how we live in this world. While a Jew must be prepared to die Al Kiddush Hashem, there is no source that says we must hope for it. R. Akiva’s famous statement was made about himself and there are a number of fascinating explanations as to why.
Midwest2 makes some excellent points about law careers but if your son decides to proceed, he should take courses in LSAT prep and writing. Don’t pay any attention to 5ish’s condescending comments. Unless he’s volunteering to support your son until “later”, he has no right to dictate how he spends his summer vacation. If more fathers took their parenting as seriously as you do, the financial situation wouldn’t be so bleak for so many. Hatzlacha!
I’m not trying to start WW-III but the term “Shidduch Crisis” usually refers to eligible girls waiting by the phone hoping for a date, since most eligible bochurim don’t seem to have to. You’re twenty-three and have been dating for two years. If you are on a solid growth track that you’ve established for yourself and not being setup with girls who are compatible with your goals and personality, you may want to speak with your Rabbeim to determine the reason. They may advise you to modify your track, or your presentation or the shadchanim you are working with. Rest assured, there are plenty of wonderful girls from equally wonderful families who are looking for a solid, working bochur such as yourself!
Joseph claims to be married to three women and have twenty-seven children but I find it hard to believe that he’s ever been married at all. His preposterous claims give insight into his psyche.
Things must be pretty crowded inside your head with all of those pretend wives and children.
“Multiple wives, multiple wives, multiple wives.”
You do have this strange obsession with the topic and you even claim to be married to three women. At times, it’s hard to believe that you’re married at all.May 24, 2018 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm in reply to: Why do people think they could “trust themselves” with smartphones? #1525777
“So you “don’t buy” it, Midwest. So what. This isn’t an issue for you to decide or to buy.”
Being nasty, for a change? The CR is a place for anyone to express their opinion, even the ridiculously myopic opinions that you usually espouse. You can continue to keep your head in the sand but Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva are on full view talking on smart phones at many a wedding.
It varies. The holy Rabbanim of Neturei Karta are in deep mourning and reaching out to comfort Arab terrorists and murderers. The Agudah Moetzes is in favor of it; see:
If you’re trolling, you really need to find a better use of your time. If not, you need some serious help and shouldn’t be meeting women. But I’m not saying anything that hasn’t been said before.
They’re not allowed to. Joseph is always criticizing Jews for not adopting various Chassidic practices so I’m wondering why he’s so against secular court, a favorite venue of Chassidishe Rebbes.
“But halachicly except in very exceptional cases, as noted, the Goyim do not have jurisdiction to judge Yidden. Even if they assert they do with their laws.”
So why then do Chassidishe Rebbes drag each other into secular court?
Please explain why certain notable Chassidim, whom you feel all Jews should emulate, fight their succession disagreements out in secular court.
The sad fact of galus is that sometimes the only way to protect communities from criminals within, is for justice to be administered through the secular courts. Case in point, a number of years ago, the Rabbonim in your community signed a public letter stating that they were not in any position to protect the community from abusers and that if someone had good reason to believe that a person was an abuser, they were obligated to report them to the authorities. This admission came after years of the Rabbonim ineffectively handling this issue, with very tragic results. Similar cases within MO, Yeshivish and Chassidish communities were only effectively dealt with by the secular justice system. Unfortunately, too many abusers and crooks know how to manipulate Batei Din and frum sympathies to further their own nefarious misdeeds.
If Joseph wants to give away all his money for this type of “pidyon shvuyim” and invite these “victims” to stay in his basement, that’s his business. However, he’s a troll and no authority on Halacha, secular law, or anything else for that matter, so you should be asking someone who is.May 9, 2018 11:59 am at 11:59 am in reply to: Moetzes gdolai hatora forbids smartphone NOW WHAT?!?! #1518516
Even if this unsinged letter is authentic, the Moetzes of E”Y can certainly rule for that country but until the Moetzes of America issues a similar letter for this country and they absolutely won’t, it has no bearing on Jews here. I have personally witnessed enough Rabbeim, Rabbonim and even Roshei Yeshiva in the U.S. on smartphones to know that it won’t change anything. And no, I’m not going to encourage your nastiness by naming them.
There are a number of master’s degree programs you can consider, such as Computer Science (i.e., Cyber-security). A graduate degree will definitely help you stand out from the crowd and employers won’t care that your bachelor’s is in “liberal arts”. On the contrary, you can present it as having trained you in logic and critical thinking. You’ll almost certainly need to take some relevant math and IT prerequisite courses before they’ll admit you. There are also master’s degree programs in Education that work in a similar manner.
Another very popular option is to study very hard for the LSAT and score very high on it, which can get you accepted into a very good law school. The only deficit that people who do so feel they have is in writing, so you may want to work on those skills before actually starting law school.
Hopefully, your BTL is at least regionally accredited and not just state accredited, which will make more options available to you.
In non-Chasidic, yeshiva communities in the U.S., there is no objection whatsoever to women driving. Of course, a few people like Joseph decry this reality as immoral and think everyone should pretend to be Chassidim, but who cares?
“The Posek was Rav Elyashiv”
I don’t believe that you personally asked Rav Elyashiv, zt”l a question about this matter, to which he actually told you to berate and embarrass another Jew publicly. If this is what you are claiming then I am flat out calling you a liar.
Moreover, your constant twisting of halacha into a weapon to hurt and divide Jews has made you into a rasha. All of the behaviors that you advocate against other Jews you will only bring upon yourself.
I take no issue with the halacha but question it’s application nowadays. No contemporary posek will permit someone to berate and embarrass another Jew publicly. Yet, nothing seems to make you more animated than the thought of such behavior and even physical violence against other Jews.
You can’t even name the posek whom you claim told you to act this way. It’s just more of your spouting fake halacha.
Again, the Chafetz Chaim never behaved with the cruelty you are trying to encourage in others. Which posek told you to embarrass and berate another Jew publicly?
There a countless examples of the Chafetz Chaim lovingly and tearfully guiding people to act properly. Please cite a single example of the Chafetz Chaim publicly berating and embarrassing anyone to convince them to do what is right. No Rav in his right mind would tell anyone to act in such a manner nowadays. Yet, you are insisting that any Jew can make the determination as to who is a rasha or kofer and act this way.
Seriously, dude, what is wrong with you?