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September 22, 2011 3:03 pm at 3:03 pm in reply to: Is The Story True? #811606
yungerman1: These are excellent examples and there are many others. But notice how it is done. The liberal media doesn’t actually lie, they just say the truth in a misleading way.September 22, 2011 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm in reply to: Is The Story True? #811604
Before the grammar police get to me, I would like to point out that I should have written “whoM they interview” (not “who they interviw).September 22, 2011 1:32 pm at 1:32 pm in reply to: Is The Story True? #811601
The NY Times and other media of quality (WSJ, Washington Post et al.) do their best to be accurate. [After the NYT infamously captioned the picture of a bloodied young man as an Arab, when in fact he was a Jew, they retracted it and even interviewed the man in question.]
HOWEVER …. bias is a lot more subtle than that. It’s all a matter of a what stories the press chooses to print; who they interviw, what the headline says, and what pictures get printed alongside the story. To protray Israel in a bad light, the liberal media focuses on what they consider to be Israel’s misdeeds, and ignore the good things that Israel does. Conversely, they emphasize whatever good they can find in the Arab world, and play down the evil.
Thus, it is not necessary to lie. The best propaganda sticks to the truth, but selects which truths to tell.
I highly recommend the website honestreporting.com (established by Aish HaTorah) for some really eye-opening insight into media bias against Israel.September 21, 2011 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm in reply to: Wiped of the Map #811435
They don’t believe that we are Jews. They think we’re Amalek or descendants of the erev rav.
If a couple decides to forgo gashmius for the sake of learning, fine. The problem is that ALL bochurim are expected to go into kollel, regardless of their devotion to the cause, and the girl’s father has not choice but to pick up the tab (if he wants his daughter to get a shiduch). That’s just plain wrong.September 19, 2011 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm in reply to: Vaccinations are bad? #995738
from the first post … “She doesn’t take her kid to the pediatriciaon for anything.” Rachmono litzlan!
We once had a neighbor who would not give her children pain killers (they would come to our house for pain medication when they had toothaches and the like). That was child abuse.
What you are describing is reckless endangerment.September 19, 2011 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm in reply to: Vaccinations are bad? #995729
Anyone who does not vaccinate her child is endangering him and all the other children he comes into contact with. When the health nuts stop vaccinating their kids, the rates of serious infection go up — every time.
Please, for the sake of your children, have them vaccinated!
I also disagree. It’s not a luxury for the rich. It’s a luxury for the poor, who expect their (often poor) fathers-in-law to support them.September 19, 2011 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm in reply to: investing in gold #814315
maybe it’s too late to invest in gold, beccause it’s so highSeptember 19, 2011 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm in reply to: Price Mistake #810924
You could make a Kidush Hashem by writing to them that becuase you follow orthodox Jewish ethics, you feel obliged to point out their mistake.September 19, 2011 1:55 pm at 1:55 pm in reply to: Frum Store Credited Card $1700 in Error #812553
It’s an befurushe (explicitly written) halochoh that if a goy gives you too much change (for example), you must return it, because he might be testing you (unless you make it very clear that you are relying totally on his calculation and you are not counting it yourself).
This is written clearly in the Rambam Hilchos Gezeilah 11:5.September 9, 2011 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm in reply to: Girls learning Gemorah?? #810307
Rambam clearly indicates that it’s permitted for a girl to learn Gemara and that she is even rewarded for doing so (though not as much as a man). It’s forbidden, however, for a man to teach Gemara to a woman.September 8, 2011 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm in reply to: Retail Establishments with Forbidden Imagery #807843
For those who want to know the halachah, it’s quite simple:
(a) A man is never allowed to gaze at a woman with intent to derive pleasure, even if she is fully covered.
(b) If one tefach (four inches) of a part of her body that should be covered is exposed (e.g. her sleeves end four inches above the elbow), one may not look at her at all, even without intent to derive pleasure.
Why then may a man walk in the street? Only because he has no choice.
(I’m sorry but I don’t have the time to look up all the sources now.)September 8, 2011 5:59 pm at 5:59 pm in reply to: I wish I were a Talmud Chacham #807529
Rambam says that a woman who learns Torah, though not obligated, peforms a mitzvah for which she is rewarded. It’s clear from the context that this refers to all parts of the Torah, including Gemara. (It’s just that men are not allowed to teach women.)September 8, 2011 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm in reply to: Story of Larry- A moshal (guess the nimshal) #807365
I’m new to the CR. I am impressed with this thread. Some of the responses are really clever and funny.September 7, 2011 4:15 pm at 4:15 pm in reply to: Shidduch Crisis? What Shidduch Crisis? #1133906
The shiduch crisis is the disparity between boys and girls. Average boys get more names than they can deal with, while top girls go for months (or even years) without the phone ringing once. The situation was nowhere near so bad when I and my frineds were in shiduchim (a yovel ago).