Forum Replies Created
@Sparkly I’d like to hear your logic for that (tha LOR, not Trump, I agree on that.)
@mentsch1 I agree. You make two very good points. Every Rabbi has a different take on it, and unless THE undisputed gadol hador says something on it, it’s impossible to know what daas Torah is. So at this point, it is really within our hands to choose not who the most moral candidate is, but rather who would be the better presidant for our country, for us, and for Israel, and whatever other issues you care about.
Do you believe that we should vote the canditate we believe is best or the candidate our Local Orthodox Rabbi recommends?
@mentsch1 the outcome of the election may be out of our hands, but it is our hishtadlus to vote. Who to vote for, however, according to daas Torah, it really depends who you ask. I’m not sure what you mean by vote hashkafically and not vote. I believe that Rav Moshe said we are mechuyiv to vote, and it is our responsibility as a citizen to do our part. That is our histadlus.
Nearly everything discussed on this thread is relative. Whether or not someone here speaks to the opposite gender in real life or online and whether that’s ok or not depends on who the person in question is. So undoubtedly, if someone feels that the Coffee Room is an issue, (s)he should not be on here. For people who do not speak to the opposite gender in real life, whether or not they do on this thread is up the person to decide what’s best for them and what fits with their personal hashkafa. Luckily, the Coffee Room is appropriately moderated and everything here is kept within reason. A possible question would be, however, if because this is a Yeshivish-run website, if it is appropriate for them to give this impression to users that inter-gender (even within these boundaries) communication is permissable or not.
Ignoring both candidates in the race, if we as a people want to keep our religious rights in this country, we should do everything we can to make sure Clinton does not get elected, as her appointee to the Supreme Court would no doubt be liberal, and tip the entire court to the left, reversing many decisions and making many new ones against the First (and Second) Amendment and freedom of religion.September 14, 2016 3:01 am at 3:01 am in reply to: How many political favors did Trump buy from Clinton? #1178789
Trump said he donated money to her, so she had to come to a wedding he made (not sure either his or his kids’).September 13, 2016 2:32 am at 2:32 am in reply to: Is Hillary too weak and fragile to survive the rigors of the presidency? #1190252
If she were indicted it would be pointless and even counterproductive, because Obama could pardon her and because of double jeapordy, there wouldn’t be a chance of her ever serving prison time. However, if Trump is elected and he chooses to prosecute her, there could be a possibility of conviction.
aka his reputation precedes him.
In accordance with Viktor Frankl’s concept of logotherpay, if you find a sense of purpose in your life and work towards it, then you will continue to feel happier and happier as you continue to succeed.September 12, 2016 2:33 am at 2:33 am in reply to: Is Hillary too weak and fragile to survive the rigors of the presidency? #1190227
Let’s look at the facts here: the prism-like glasses she had to wear after her fall are always indicative of brain damage, and it’s clear to any observer that she is getting on in the years. A celebrity doctor, after viewing her released forms, raises significant issues with both her health and her medical treatment. The National Enquirer claims she has muscle distrophy and multiple lateral sclerosis, but that’s the National Enquirer. Judging by her lack of openess to public questioning, her use of an earpiece, and other details, she doesn’t appear able to think on her own two feet. And all this is without knowledge of other issues she may have. Even if she were the most qualified canditate, and especially in light of today’s events, would you want someone with her medical risks running the country?