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Recently spent a Shabbos in a Flatbush style colony. For all practical purposes the place is MO, except maybe for 2 things: trimming is separate and no תפלה לשלום המדינה. Otherwise. I could not find much difference between that so called -Charaidy- place and an MO community.
I also got one, but have no idea how to use it. We are not coffee drinkers. In the box they included a package of tea. Can it be used for that too? Does this also heat up hot water?October 9, 2013 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm in reply to: Why no mention of Rav Ovadiah in Monsey/Lakewood, etc. #978765
Will there bhe any Hespedim for the public in Brooklyn?
Why do Chareidim think that the Torah was given only to them? The torah was given to every Jew. No one groupo has monopoly over it.
So long as they agree to abide by its laws, any group is valid.
Health: Contrary to what you might read in Der Yid or Der Blatt, the majority of the Chareidim in Israel participate in the political process there, and ( the Ashkenazim) are represented in the Kenneset by UTJ. UTJ joined the Sharon government on the eve of the Gush Katif expulsion, in return for additional $$ to their institutions. They mocked the claims of the orthodox zionists and scoffed at the idea that any terror would come from the expulsion. Shortly after, Hamas overtook Gaza, and are till today, using these areas to fire missiles into Israel.
So who’s to blame for the rockets?
Hey Health! In addition to the other responders, I should add that the it is largely DUE to the Chareidim that missiles are falling in the south. How so? Very simple; The Chareidim joined the Sharon government on the eve of the expulsion from Gush Katif, which then led to the subsequent takeover of the Gaza strip by Hamas, who now fire rockets from the ruins of Gush Katif. Had thenChareidim not joined, Sharon would have no government and there would be no expulsion, and no rocket attacks.
So much for your brilliant theories…February 1, 2013 12:01 am at 12:01 am in reply to: Jewish organizations' responses to Hagel nomination: #925718
The same R’ Shafran who calls President Obama the greatest friend Israel ever had in the white house? I’m not surprised he’s defending him again here. Obama would spit in his face and he would say it rained!
I’m reminded of the infamous words of James Baker, Secretary of State under George H. Bush, who, when discussing his administration’s anti-Israel policies said ” (explicit) the Jews. They didn’t vote for us anyway.”
Chuck Schumer and Obama now say the same thing in reverse ” (explicit) the Jews. They voted for us anyway.”
During Hagel’s 12 years in the Senate, Jewish communities from his home state of Nebraska were turned down when they wanted to meet with him. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, anti Semitism was rising in Russia. The senate drafted a letter to then Russian President, Boris Yeltsin, requesting him to reign in on anti-Semitism. The letter was signed by 99 senators, with only 1 exception: Chuck Hagel.
It’s clear that Schumer realizes that he has nothing to lose here, as the Jewish establishment will support him no matter what.