Forum Replies Created
To draw out the blood.
Joseph, you forgot to log back into the Joseph name when making your correction.November 5, 2014 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm in reply to: Statistician Dr. Charlie Hall's analysis of the marital age gap data #1040757
On page 28 it has the breakdown by grade level. It says there are approximately 12000 12th graders and 15000 9th graders. That is a 25% gap.
Since the age gap matches up 12th graders to 9th graders, it follows that 25% of women do not get married.
You call that a catastrophe, Mr. Rechnitz? That’s a calamity!
You all assume the person who wrote the book made up all the recipes? m’heicha teisi?
Teachers are much more likely to be bullies to the kids than the other kids are.
Think of how many teachers you knew who were bullies. Then think of how many kids.
Then compare the number of teachers you knew to the number of kids. Some proportional difference, no?
Certain topics will be taking a break from the CR. They are very tired of being battered back and forth, and really need a rest. Everyone is invited to declare victory (to themselves) and get a good pre-shabbos shluffy. In the meantime, LF will entertain us with his rendition of Hail to the Chief.
I’m not sure if I can share the truth about this matter.
Welcome to the board, Frimet. Or as we jews say, ShalomToYou!
Ben Levi Continuation of Discussion on R’ Slifkin and Weiss from Manchester Eiruv Thread
I have no idea how you understood the Rambam.
The Rambam states quite clearly that he is discussint the three general approaches taken towards Mamorei Chazal. No where does he state in any way that he is only talking about specific cases. Not only that but if he would be discussing specific cases I would think he would mention which ones.
Secondly he states clearly that the problem is that these people feel they know more then Chazal.
I have no idea how you can possibly come out of this Rambam that it is possible to “question the paremeters” of Chazal when the Rambam is takes great pains to state exactly the opposite.
Furthermore this Rambam is discussed by other’s (the Shelah comes to mind) and no one ever understands it the way you are stating.
As for Slifkin himself, I have read one of his books and afterwords went on his website to confirm his beliefs.
Another core principle of his belief is actual having a “rational” approach, he rejects mysticism, so I have no idea how you can infer this Ramabam as agreeing with his approach, he states quite clearly that in his view Chazal got their knowledge from Pliny afact the Rambam clearly disputes.
And I would add that I have studied these matters and I can pretty confidently state that there is virtually no source that adopts the approach he takes.
An example being would be that he is correct that RSRH does take one aspect of the the view he advocates in a famous letter regarding Aggadita, however the conclusions he takes of of that in his approach towards Mitzvos (what he considers the Rambams approach) is one that RSRH bitterly attacks and belittles in The Nineteen Letters, Letter 18, RSRH writes regarding it that it did more damage to Klal yisroel then Moses Mendelsohn’s teachings!
So in other words Slifkin uses one letter where RSRH endorses one aspect of his views to imply that RSRH is a traditional source” that endorses his philosophy, when in fact RSRH wrote so strongly against it that when the Nineteen Letters was originally translated into Hebrew, the Chazon Ish himself advised the publishers to leave it out for fear that RSRH would be taken out of context in attacking the Rambam in general instead of one understanding of the Moreh Nevuchim specifically.
And the vast majority of the sources that Slifkin qoutes do the exact same thing.
There is virtually no one who endorses his approach or his conclusions. It has been used by Hellenists, By Maskilim, and by the founders of Conservative’s and at every time that it has reared it’s head it has been bitterly and vociferously denounced.
Ps, it’s currently owned by an an Italian billionaire named Claudio del Vecchio
Through his british holding company….
Lost 1970 is a troll. S/he will be blocked if s/he does not stop trolling.
Truthsharer: Don’t stick your head between the mountains. You might get crushed.
Highly unimpressed by the MO posters here. Their good faith is being undercut by their deleted comments in a big way. You ought to be able to differentiate between your hashkafic machloksim and bare unbridled bizui talmidei chachomim.
Get a spine (as one of you said). Stand up to these 3 people who run the RCA and say: Not in my name. You will not say horrible things about gedolim in my name.
This thread is too bizarre. If we can’t talk about it in open, we shouldn’t talk about it in code either. I’m going to close it soon.
So to summarize, this thread is based on a mistake. The End.
Sorry, that is copyright violation
Together with the deleted posts, this thread threatens to be the most machlokes causing thread in recent CR history.
You can all call each other bigots on some other website. Thread closed.
What’s the point of a blank thread?
So that he would know why it wasn’t posted. And so he would not try to do it again.
Unfortunately, he did post the story again. Presumably he thought I would find it funny that he did, since I can think of no other reason. I didn’t think it funny.
But he contributes meaningfully sometimes, so I didn’t block him either.February 12, 2013 4:51 am at 4:51 am in reply to: Should Harassing Other Posters Be Allowed in the CR? #929141
saysme is rite
altho, DY is also rite, and isue mey hav tu b revsted f mssge ws x rcved
And here’s a gem:
“Do you have answers for the basic contradictions between Torah and science?
I forgot where the Gemorah says this, but it says there are 3 parts to the creation of a Baby, Man , Woman and Hashem.
The Baby’s blood is determined by the Mother
Which of course is not true (My own daughter has my blood type not her mothers)”
Wherein zdad declares the gemara “not true” because he cannot fathom that “blood” can mean anything other than blood type.
And I’ve got one regarding molestation where zdad “truly believe
The aguda would have done even less than they are doing now if they were not shamed into at least admitting there was so issue.”
Well then. I suppose zdad’s true belief is a good reason to be malshin the agudah. I suppose so.
Here’s one. Wherein Zdad accuses chassidishe hashgachos who put a sticker label on certain products when it is also under their hashgacha of “turning Kashruth into Cashruth”.
Not lashon hara at all, huh?
Some creep and retard just attempted to post on this thread, “outing” rebdoniel by saying his real name (supposedly), and making threats to his professional relationships and his spiritual life. Of course, he was willing to out rebdoniel, but was afraid to put his own name even into his profile.
These are not the tactics of legitimate causes.
Also, I am laughing my head off, that when push comes to shove, these “enlightened Jews”, return to cherem-like punishments and vague threats about your olam haboh unless you agree with them.
Let me tell you something else about being enlightened, Mr. Creepy. The goyim still won’t like you, so you may as well keep the Torah.
lmho (laughing my head off)
lumiiwsbcactwaidcbilth (laughing until my illegal immigrant workers stop baking challah and come to watch and I don’t care because I’m laughing too hard) (that’s a real internet thing, btw)
I haven’t. But this topic is banned, because of numerous rules violations. We don’t allow advertising on the CR,and we don’t allow multiple accounts or tag teams.
Aurora: Thank you for this story. It appears the lunatics have hijacked this thread. I’ll close it for everyone’s good.
You have all noticed that a discussion was deleted. That discussion will not be allowed, sorry.
I refrained from closing the thread since this is a long thread with many discussion.
I thought my point was obvious, but apparently not.
I understand completely why this is what you want to talk about, and I don’t think that is wrong. I also think YWN should facilitate the discussion.
I just don’t have the strength to go through all your questionable comments, and decide which ones can go up. So I’m not modding them. And that’s that. Some other mod will mod them. And you’ll know I’m on when only other posts are going through.
That’s possible. (To what my friend thought)
That’s so. (To our research making it worth it.)
DY: Yes, I highly doubt I’ll find anything. But it was worth a shout out to the CR.
Well I was hoping to find someone who disagreed with that answer in tosfos you mentioned.
Ok, I looked through the ???? on that gemara in shabbos, and didn’t find anything.
DY: thanks, I’ll look up other rishonim there.
I suppose someone could say he had read every sefer in publication since the time of the rishonim and say there had been no such reference.
Clearly we don’t have to worry about such a shitta until we know it exists, but you can’t know it doesn’t until then.
Hey! Anybody can “not know of” something. I also never heard of any rishon who argues.
It takes someone to know of something.
Yes, the gemara does say they are chayav, and I can’t find anyone who disagrees.
But someone told me they heard there is a rishon who says they are patur anyway. I was hoping someone here knew of it.