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February 14, 2020 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm in reply to: dirshu siyum was 80% chassidish, understanding why? #1831815
The Siyum Hashas was mostly Misnagdish, not Chasidish. So much for your “stats” Joseph
Can you guys do dirshu and enjoy the siyum without knocking people who learn the daf and who participated in the siyum hashas? I hope you realize how immature you look.
Syag Lchochma: What a thoughtful comment. May there be more of you in Klal Yisroel and less Josephs.January 29, 2020 1:33 pm at 1:33 pm in reply to: Why is the Wider Frum Public Making a Big Deal Over Bryant’s Death #1827084
It is not in line with Jewish values.
It’s one thing to inadvertently speak lashon hora, it’s another to go out of your way to do it.
Yada yada yada. Can you tell us who should be called a rabbi, rav, a rav, harav etc. Let it rip.
Joseph: Wikipedia isn’t one person. It is open collaboration. Thus, it is well researched and self-correcting on well known entries.
Once again. Smichah isn’t the sole criterion. It is supposed to be an indicator.
The Chofetz Chaim was a town rabbi, a leader of a Yeshiva, and most importantly a major Torah scholar. That is enough to earn the title.
My question to you, once again, is considering that you don’t view smichah with any legitimacy, what criteria do you consider necessary for the title rabbi? Is it just the beard or being a rebbe?
Joseph: Wikipedia seems to know better about the Choftez Chaim than you do. He was a Rav at a young age, then established a Yeshiva. They say he was 30. A town Rabbi, establishing a Yeshiva, and a real Talmid Chacham….I think everyone would agree deserves the title.
I was not opining that smichah should be the only possible criterion. But in general beards are a bad qualifier. Smichah is indicative of something. A guy like you Joseph who I suppose has a beard without smichah and who is not a rebbe is a Mister. You are not a rabbi.
That is my point. A beard shouldn’t make a rabbi.
Joseph said that smichah does not make a rabbi.
Hence my question. According to Joseph that smichah is irrelevant, what should be the proper criteria for calling someone a rabbi? He has failed to reply.
I think these things are highly subjective and not too indicative of anything concrete. Joseph, who do you consider to be worthy of being called a rabbi? I hope you aren’t shying away from this one. It isn’t like you.
It would be nice to hear from Joseph who he calls a rabbi
Jospeh, in your world who should be called Rabbi?