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Jimmy, it is not hatred of cancer sufferers or a failure to understand how difficult it is to break an addiction that makes people campaign against smoking. Likewise with poverty. Just as smokers may need some 'tough love' so do hareidim.
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This is the polling showing the hostility to shechita and circumcision amongst the British particularly amongst UKIP and the under 25s. http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/103895/forty-five-cent-britons-ready-ban-shechita Why Cohen see this as positive for shechita needs explaining.
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Here is a photo of Devorah Pinto, the wife of embattled Sefardi haredi ‘kabbalist’ Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, showing how she tried to kill herself Tuesday night http://www.costumewigsdirect.com/images/regalpompadour.jpg
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Israel is rather poor at protocol. The only VIP who should have greeted the Pope at the airport was Shimon Peres as ceremonial head of state. When President Hollande flew into Washington he was greeted by the deputy Chief of Protocol. When Obama visited Great Britain he was met at the airport by Prince Charles and not Prime Minister Cameron or any member of his cabinet. Introductions to ministers should only have been made at the knesset or at a formal state dinner. When Israeli politicians turn up for occassions which do not as a matter of protocol require their presence, they look like desperate hangers on looking for a photo op and the full cabinet at a VIPs departure is a parody of a train station goodbye between lovers. I almost expect Netanyahu to chase the plane down the runway frantically waiving a hankerchief.
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A recording exists of him claiming that Pope Benedict lost his faith and abdicated after reading a translation of a book he had published attacking Christianty, http://www.kikarhashabat.co.il/%D7%94%D7%A8%D7%91-%D7%A2%D7%93%D7%A1-%D7%97%D7%A9%D7%A3-%D7%9E%D7%93%D7%95%D7%A2-%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%A9-%D7%94%D7%90%D7%A4%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%99%D7%95%D7%A8.html
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JJ - "I am as healthy (physically...) as a person my age can be.' JJ - it's your mental health which you should be concerned about. Why would you want to handle human excrement? You can obtain State Money to instal a toilet in your home and no one suggests that such a grant violates the establishment clause.
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JJ - Why proclaim that 'NO! I have no need for recreational drugs'. We, putzes know that already. One of the common risks in crystal meth use is that you become psychotic; you lose touch with reality and come to believe things that are not true. It is a bit like Yeshiva education but not as expensive. JJ - As you have already lost touch with reality and believe things that are not true without ever having first resorted to crystal meth, it is obvious that this drug is wasted on you without you having to proclaim that fact. JJ - You need to be careful that you do not end up like some unfortunate Haredim (such as Mefoar) and become so so far detached from from reality that they have stop being Jewish and have become Crystal Methodists.
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http://freethoughtblogs.com/maryamnamazie/2012/01/11/not-an-urban-legend-to-thigh-babies/ SoC - This links to Iranian shia publications
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There is an unbroken link of witnesses going from generation to generation for over 3000 years that Rabbi Kaplan did not say the words attributed to him so how can you rely on a recording?
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SoC, - I wrote 4th edition not 4th volume, so who is the idiot? The fact that you find the volume number more relevant that Khomenei's undeniable justification of child rape says a lot about your moral failings. As to Nazism being an excessive reaction to communism, even Marxists now accept this as true. see http://www.lrb.co.uk/v27/n06/slavoj-zizek/the-two-totalitarianisms Zizek though not a first rate thinker is a lot cleverer than you will ever be. Why can't you admit to yourself that your ideology caused the death of most of European Jews (and tens of millions of other people) and that so as to spare you the discomfort of being reminded of that fact, you wish to have those Jews who escaped that fate, killed as well?
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Mefoar - the only thing you got correct about me is that 'Barry' is not my true name. Otherwise you are wrong as usual. The concept of avoiding Chilul Hashem is derived from the need to refute the charge of hypocrisy made by Matthew against Jews. If what Matthew said had no basis, then why bother warning about the imperative of avoiding Chilul Hashem? What can be a worse Chilul Hashem than stealing from special needs kids whilst at the same time worrying about the dangers plastic framed glasses?
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Fuckthemjews - I missed out this:- “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear,a and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger. They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others. " Sure Christian fundamentalists can be as big hypocrites. It is a phenomena found amongst all religions
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Mefoar - your point was dealt with some 2000 years ago. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel! “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. People are not stupid. They know that yeshivos and beis yaacovs are never financially viable and they only exist through defrauding the taxpayer.
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It is a well established minhag. http://youtu.be/xc93cxr_uiM
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He is mistaken. Rabbi Nechemya Weberman speaks Yiddish, so why would a Jewish girl need to learn a liitle bit of English to keep an appointment with him.
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D - VosIsNeias is advertising 8% interest per month with Heter Iska. Using a gemach to hide interest from IRS that means invest $1 today and let it compound for 20 years, you will have $100 million when Rubaskin is paroled
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Contrary to what Jekyll argues this is exactly the kind of case the civil courts should involve themselves. No one should be subject to halakha against his will. Lets say in happier days a wife gives her husband a photograph of herself in the nude. On divorce she asks for that photograph to be returned claiming she fears the release of that photograph on to the internet. The husband claims that his wife fears are unfounded as he would never do that and if he did the court should then punish him at that point. I would require the husband to return the photo not because I do not believe the husband promise to keep the photo privater, but because the wife has a reasonable and normal psychological need which the husband has a duty to fulfil even on divorce by reason of his choice to marry her in the first place. There is a strong secular case for forcing a recalcitrant spouse to grant a get so that the other spouse to alleviate psychological distress preventing the other spouse getting on with their lives with the least mental damage which is one purpose of secular divorce law. If you do not want to be subject to US Divorce Law, then don't marry or live outside the US. So, Jekyell, as soon as a beis din issues a hazmano seeking to overturn or otherwise undermine civil judgments, the civil judges should order the dayanim to be put in chains and imprisoned in a hog pen whilst their grand- children are fed pork and taught the Catholic catechism. Agree, Jekyll?
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This secular guy berating the yeshiva bochur may have been the prophet Elijah in disguise.
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You thing that was bad! You should have seen the email she sent to God Almighty the day after Purim, threatening and berating Him for His tardiness.
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RWisler - The motivation is the more important then the pretence of respecting the customs and sensitivities. My stomach turned when I saw Hareidi men (and only men) line the funeral route of murdered Lakewood Police Officer Chris Matlosz a few years ago because that scene reeked of hypocrisy and I am sure that Lakewood police felt that too. Until Haredim are prepared to serve in Lakewood's police rather than setting up their own Shomrim ghetto police, nothing they will do will ever earn them the respect of the police whilst their pretence of respecting the police will earn nothing but contempt from the police. The 19th Century French philosopher and writer Joseph Ernest Renan wrote the following about the long history of persecution of Jews: 'When all nations and all ages have persecuted you, there must be some motive behind it all. The Jew, up to our own time, insinuated himself everywhere, claiming the protection of the common law; but, in reality, remaining outside the common law. He retained his own status; he wished to have the same guarantees as everyone else, and, over and above that, his own exceptions and special laws. He desired the advantages of the nations without being a nation, without helping to bear the burdens of the nations. No people has ever been able to tolerate this. The nations are military creations founded and maintained by the sword; they are the work of peasants and soldiers; towards establishing them the Jews have contributed nothing. Herein is the great fallacy inspired in Israelite pretensions. The tolerated alien can be useful to a country, but only on condition that the country does not allow itself to be invaded by him. It is not fair to claim family rights in a house which one has not built, like those birds which come and take up their quarters in a nest which does not belong to them, or like the crustaceans which steal the shell of another species' We may not be comfortable with what Renan wrote, but it is undoubtedly true. Whilst 'the Jew' in general, in the Israel, the US, or wherever he may live, has moved on from what Renan describes and recognizes that he must maintain the nation he chooses to live in' through the sword' (as indeed every nation needs to) and equally bear the burden to be allowed the benefit, the Hareidi remains as Renan describes, endangering not only himself, but those he foisters himself on. It is fitting that Haredim do not stop on Yom HaShoah so that Israelis understand the role that their segregationist ideology played in bringing it about.
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Wikipedia states that the Sovereign of the chivalric Order of the Golden Fleece remains with the descendants of Charles IV of Hungary notwithstanding his exile in 1918. This is clearly wrong. The Sovereignty of the Order of the Golden Fleece is now vested in Salomon Teitelbaum de Szatmárnémeti. No Hungarian aristocrat is more expert at fleecing gold then he is.
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Mefoar - the haredi lifestyle- the rejection of secular education, the refusal to accord women full rights as citizens or (at times) even human beings, the refusal to engage the larger society in which they live (esp. in the United States), the tax and welfare fraud and corruption and religious fanaticism in general, the complete rejection of modern life- is highly disrespectful to American and European Christian and democratic secular culture. How can you call for the secular majority in Israel to respect your minority culture, when you refuse to respect the majority culture outside Israel?
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Mefoar, the irony is that Hitler would obtain great satisfaction in the presence of Hareidi Jews polluting and contaminating his enemy, the USA. Satmar can truely be described as Hitlers revenge on America being more harmful to US democracy than the rockets fired on London were to England's democracy, What would distress Hitler would be Jews intermarrying with Germans and 'contaminating' the German race.
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It is the bored young adult male you need to be wary of. If secular youth are barred from lawful means of recreation under adult supervision than you risk them making anti-social nuisances of themselves in making their own entertainment. That is why synagogues and cemeteries are frequently desecrated by bored drunk or stoned youths. These Safed Hareidim will be the first to complain when a synagogue goes up in flames at the hands of some bored kid who had nothing better to do on a Friday night.
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One of the purpose of blue laws is to reserve Sunday for recreation and entertainment. Recreation and entertainment (if it is any good) generally does not come free so businesses must be allowed to provide services and charge for such recreation and entertainment on the rest day if the main purpose of the blue laws is not to be undermined. So the construction of a swimming pool or a restaurant should not be allowed on a rest day since building works are not recreational or entertaining, however the commercial operation of a swimming pool or restaurant on a rest day should be allowed because they recreational or entertaining for their users on that day. The recreational and entertainment sectors of the economy are financially very important to those dependent on it for their livelihoods and one must be careful in not damaging that sector of the economy. Surely it is better for a child in Safed on a Saturday to go swimming in a public pool, or catch a bus to go hiking with his family in the Galilee then spend his day locked up in some Beth Hamedresh being emotionally and sexually abused by his rebbe, whilst his parents are at home sleeping because they have nothing better to do?
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