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  • Reply to: Reversing Course, DOE Vows To Broaden Yeshiva Probe   16 hours 59 min ago

    The orthodox vote as a block per orders from a Rabbi. As such there will not be any extensive or thorough investigation of the schools. I doubt that they will even talk to students who mostly speak Yiddish and barely know any English.

    The way to bind children to the community is to insure they are unable to easily survive and thrive in the secular world.

  • Reply to: No Joke: A Rabbi Is The Pope’s Official Funny Man   1 day 6 hours ago

    The biggest joke is that this guy calls himself a rabbi, but "reform rabbis" are simply not rabbis as reform is not Judaism. Does the pope care?-no.

  • Reply to: And As The Rebbe Apologized …   1 day 9 hours ago

    Mr Kaplan wrote a poignant and dramatic column, but, it's based on projection, not necessarily facts.
    The facts are that the Gerrer Rebbe is 77 years old and not in the greatest health. So, I find it uplifting and inspiring that he sent an aide to apologize.

    PS I am modern orthodox, not chasidic.

  • Reply to: Howard Stern Rips Roger Waters Over BDS Support   1 day 9 hours ago

    It is obvious that Waters is a hater, and I applaud Howard Stern for pointing it out.
    'In the letter to Bon Jovi, Waters accused the singer of standing “shoulder to shoulder” with “the settler who burned the baby,” referring to the arsonists, thought to be Jewish extremists, who firebombed a Palestinian home in August, killing a toddler and several family members.'
    No one is perfect. Everyone is a sinner. Every nation makes mistakes and sometimes crimes are committed by citizens. Since Waters is not too bright, I feel obligated to remind him of these basis facts of life. The US just mistakenly bombed a Doctors without Borders hospital in Afghanistan killing and injuring innocent men, women, and children. Some people have called this a war crime, but it was not. It was a terrible mistake which happens in war. When an honest person (not Waters) looks at all the countries of the world, Israel stands out as a beacon of morality and decency, despite its flaws.

  • Reply to: Friendship, Asperger's Syndrome and Jewish Observance   1 day 10 hours ago

    Wonderful story of strength and overcoming challenges! I'm just beginning to study Judaism, although my husband was raised in a Reform congregation. Mabel Tov to you!