Monday, July 12, 2010

Talia, She Wrote: Is this the future Israeli Jewish women are doomed to live?

Talia, She Wrote: Is this the future Israeli Jewish women are doomed to live?

Response to this article:

You seemed to be too confused as to reason why we do the things the way we do them. First of all, all this separation between sexes is not to safeguard women from men only, it works both ways. Yes, indeed there is something called , liberal, conservative or religious. Religion is not either, only politics.
There is nothing rong with woman putting in tefillin in women section and in fact Jewish code of law talks about it and it is perfectly fine for women to do and those who are nesty to these women have wrong interpretation of Torah. There is a big difference between not being obligated or not allowed. And Tefillin in particular WAS VERY CONTROVERSIAL thing to not oblige women to do, why it is, is another story, if it sounds orthodox liberal to you, fine, but that is the way the things are in truth, anyone arguing with this is misguided.

By the same token, Judaism as any classical thought was not mixed in with myth that men and women are same. Only circumstances of 20th ant 21st centuries could bring people to this faulty myth. While women can get the same job as men and just as smart, the only way for women to compete with men for steady employment is to deny themselves their nature of giving birth, which is as same as being ill for nine straight months of almost every year, and then breastfeed the baby and care for it. You know babies don't grow by themselves. You know, they don't grow by themselves and someone has to go hunting and travel for resources, or in more modern times, to constantly compete for continuous employment. Now as feminist, Can you name a creature that does not give birth, or has no breasts, or is not normally sick for nine month almost every year?
Now, that also has to do with the fact that God has this concern as well and only out of humanity divided the obligation between the woman and the scary creature, and even that only something that has to do with classical instinct of a hunter, like commandments that had to do with keeping of track of time, given to men, for example saying Shma only up to certain time, learning or serving in temple. The woman is also obligated to do everything, but not what needs keeping of track of time. Why not? she has more important thing to do - to give birth and bring up future generation, which torah tells us is even better and holier, more difficult thing to do than say shma with minyan in the morning. Now out of thousands of years of human history, feminism is being around since 1960's - for 50 years! A drop in the sea. And how is it p[ossible, by talking as many women into not marrying or having no children, or saying embarrassing things to stay home moms, that somehow it is better to work and do all things as men do because if you don't you somehow degraded or a slave like. While in classical world it was looked upon as higher privilege and as Mrs. Child said that it is upon her that future of our republic stand, for men are mere reflection of their mother's upbringing - I bet they never taught you that in your women study class, am I right?

Take it for what it is - women are same as men and although they smarter then men, but they different. Why smarter, god gave them extra ability to be creative, less destructive then men to bring up those who will pay your retirement benefits to you, and your social security, and medicaid; yeah when you get to be 85 or 90. Women , who act like mothers own the future its a very powerful tool, more powerful then men that reflect it. But only if they act like mothers. If they act like childless CEO's - lets face the bitter truth - Their world will die with them, so how much these men-copying women will achieve if all women will stop giving birth, the ugly and torturous death from lack of people to care for them in their older years.

In conclusion: Are women suppressing men by letting them be like men? I don't think so.
Regarding 2nd article in about:

Op-Ed: Fretting Over Inevitabilities

It looks like the author is attacking Lubavitch the way it is meant to be. I would not be surprised if his real name would be Mendelson. This article is full of hate and I bet that he thinks of himself as the most compassionate. Just look at the way he is referring to real Lubavitchers that live in the way that Rebbe wanted - Zealots. And it is my suspicion, though not for sure, he probably means to call Rebbe a Zealot Ringleader. Was not he the one that indicated the standards himself?

And why create a beast out of Lubavitch? If some of this "Basil crowd" wants to leave Chabad, why not? Yes, may be "...'tis time to part" as was once said by T. Paine in 1774.
The separation between moderns orthodox and real Lubavitchers does not have to be unpleasant. Just don't wed real chasidishe crowd with modern, build another yeshiva or sunday school for them, and yes it works too. I know many Litvishe people and few poilishe chasidishe people who have friends and relatives in modern orthodox communities and they are not hostile to one another. So did that ever occurred to this hate monger who authored this slanderous article?

Now, the question is is this what Lubavitch would OK? Indeed, yes. The first Zealot Ringleader of Chabad stock the word Emes into his letter Kotanty (it will come up in Chitas on 6 of av this year, hey does he do Chitas too?) If he would not "stick" this word there, the Ringleader would have 50,000 more zealots in his ring, however, He wanted real zealots, not the fake ones.

One more problem, is this like causing same kind of machlokes as Korach? No, not if it is done in pleasant and peaceful way. And please don't threaten us with money. Or give us hate advice to threaten or be unpleasant to those modern people - it could only be said by some one like You the hate monger zealot, since you wrote it in state of hate, there is only hate that comes out of your article and not much else.

Finally, you think that Lubavitch would be separated for the first time? Read your history and you'll see that After 3rd Ringleader was dead, most of rich and smart ran to other chasidishe rings and only a part stayed with the fourth Maharash, that is. So? Did we die out? You know what else is apparent? I am not preaching hate here for 'zealots' or open minded modern people. I am just saying that it is time for us not to force anyone to leave the place, but to realize our differences and move on as we should, so modern people, stand up for yourselves and declare what you are, but don't hate monger, yes both you and the zealots. And declare the fact - we are different but we can peacefully coexist just like in Boro Park or Flatbush, modern with chasidishe, litvishe, yeshivishe or whatever is out there - together as one nation under God indivisible.

Good Night.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

A TU BiSHvat has passed and its time for all the women from all over the world to invade our ice cream stores in Crown Heights. It is interesting that on Shluchim convention, our men were talking about the mesiras nefesh without meat and yogurt or bar-b-que chicken, and lack of Jewishness of that place to spread Judaism around the world; and of course all the guys were jealous of me that I went there and had an opportunity to see somebody I knew. But when I happened to be by Shluchos conference they were talking about mesiras nefesh of the lack of chocolate and ice cream and lack of Jewishness in that place where they happen to be, to spread Judaism around the world; and of course all gals and my wife, when I got married were jealous of me, because to go there, for them, it would have been an opportunity to say hello to someone they know.
Now, what is odd with this picture? Nothing, it is all natural and it is people being people, just doing what Hashem wants. We still like our chocolate and meat, but we are doing what is so important to our generation now. So what could be wrong with dedicating an official speach and mention something yummy along with it?

Friday, November 6, 2009

So long, no write. And I don't have a time. My wife has the computer and my kids are pressing funny buttons on it.
Now funny thing is that our forefather Avraham has to pray for deliverance of Sdom, why? I did not find an answer. Why is it important to preserve the wicked? What would we gain if Sdom was spared? More influence from it?
OK, Noach did not ask to spare his generation and that was not good because he did not care, but if he did would it pay to pray for them?
Well, Noach did not try to save his generation, though G-d would have listened. But it did not stop the world from becoming bad in the next ten generations. So there it is - why purge it anyway if our own physical nature is bad? It took their posterity to become bad. And G-d himself made his mind by saying that He won't destroy humanity since its nature is only bad.
So, then why preserve the world if it is bad most of the time? Because this world was created for few Tzadikim that G-d loves so much that he only keeps it going for them. And where are they going to come from, if not from these parents? So don't just purge parents all the time, something might come out good from them. The killing of Hevel was so bad because all those children were crying that could not be born.
Why destroy Sdom then? Well sometimes, only one part of humanity will be, but that's because that part does not have any righteous people at all to an extent that all people are doomed to never even be good - no one to learn from, yeah that's education that is important too. Even if we don't uphold ourselves to those standards.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Does hard working man always have to break his back?

Just get this: Noah is working for 120 years, then even harder during a flood, then brings out all the animals out, then brings sacrifice, than plants something for himself, and relaxes for one day, what is his payment? G-d punishes him. You know the story of CHam. Unless I don't understand something in this parsha.

Adam's wife Chava, to convince him to eat the tree of knowledge, made only one scene of outburst and poor Adam did not know, how to handle it, especially when she used snake in her argument to make it appear as though Adam is not adequate enough to know... so he sinned - wait but that is in medrash, the first literate account of growling family drama comes in one week - Why did you laugh Sara? No, I did not. Yes, YOU laughed!!! And than more Sara upsets Avraham, by kicking his son out of the house, she wins just like Chava, but no one sinned. Men just have to break their backs, so what's left for women to do? Win the arguments.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

To fight, or not to fight?

They've got another dirty rich orthodox Jew. They act in excitement! He finally is going to spend the rest of his life in jail! FOR, for ... for ... not knowing who was and was not legal immigrant since some of his workers had fake IDS on them!!! (i.e. for not being a policeman). Than the critical review in NY post about "chosen G-d's squad" that is training people to use guns against possible terror attacks (orthodox Jews). Also late change about media coverage of different Hassidic 'Enclaves'.

The biggest concern is - it slips through some reports not once but several times, that our elites in a secular world in US as well as in Israel (where it is more open) is this - the growing percentage of orthodox Jews firstly in New York as well as in several other states as well as in Israel. It might make some of these Pro-European liberal bastions into more socially (not economically) conservative.

So what do they do? They try to make it harder for us to be what we are by attacking our already expensive part of our food industry - meat.

And who was used as a weapon? PETA (Pro-German values, gentile stronghold) and Labor Unions ( Yeah, good ole' secular Jewish stronghold) all in a nutshell. They are after us! And since they found out that our slaughter house IS better than theirs, so up with his head for anything.
Now some of our smart-aleks concluded that labor union IS needed for Rubashkin plant, but think about this - If GM cars was bankrupt by same unreasonable demands from unions, what about our agri-processors? If you think it is too much to pay $9.99 per pound, try $39.99 average meat price that Rubashkin WILL HAVE TO charge to keep his business afloat. Yes by not unionizing he puts you in CH first! and by the way he is not treating his workers badly, he is just not paying 75 grant and full benefits for picking garbage at his processing plant. But that is not the price you want to pay for unskilled labor as nobody does. It is not any worse and workers are not even striking or complaining. Only according to some anonymous reports after having to pay someone, finally the investigators were ready to jump at not proven claim that someone had a fight with other worker and since no one took them apart, so Rubashkin is personally responsible for someone else's fight. May be he should have changed their diaper too, after all these are HIS workers, and made sure they go to bed every night! for their safety.

Now why I suspect it all to be the beginning of greater plan is a long story. When I studied the history of propaganda I had to pick it up piece by piece since if you ever tried teaching it all at once it is so contraversial that even my students said that if wasn't Jewish they thought I was either anti-white or anti-Semite, which I am both, So here is why I suspect it to be part of a larger scheme.
But again I could just be paranoid.