JMendlovic

JMendlovic

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7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Why Passover Is Extra ... · 0 replies · -1 points

Among all ultra-Orthodox Jews, "Lo Teichaneim" still applies today. As I have said before, read Haredi weeklies and Sefarim (religious books). Recently, one rabbi, a columnist, wrote that one cannot be a fan of a non-Jewish sports team because one would commit the sin of "Lo Teichaneim," admiring Gentile athletes.
Moreover, in Orthodoxy a Gentile even today is called an "idolater." For example, see the entry of "Bishul Akum" or "Bishul Yisrael" in Wikiipedia. "Bishul Akum" means the cooking of an idolater. It is forbidden for a non-Jew to fully cook the meal of a Jew. This is Halacha (Jewish law).

Jacob Mendlovic

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Why Passover Is Extra ... · 2 replies · -1 points

In Orthodoxy, one of the 613 commandments (mitzvot) in the Torah (Pentateuch) is "Lo Teichaneim." It is forbidden to give a gift to a non-Jew without getting something in return. Alternatively, it is forbidden to praise or admire a non-Jew. If you read Haredi Torah bulletins, books and weeklies, you are always reminded not to commit this sin.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - $50K Reward for Missin... · 0 replies · +4 points

This seems to be a suspicious death. According to the LA Times, he was very afraid in the neighborhood he was walking - the rough one near USC. Police should investigate whether he was fleeing from criminal elements. If not, why did he try to run across a busy freeway?

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Why Passover Is Extra ... · 0 replies · +1 points

There is one Orthodoxy. Read the ArtScroll Chumash (Pentateuch). Tthe ultra-Orthodox are very strict in not befriending non-Jews. Hence their peculiar clothing which acts as a separation against the Other.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Why Passover Is Extra ... · 0 replies · -10 points

In Orthodox Judaism, the commandment in the Pentateuch to love the stranger means only a convert (one converted to Orthodox Judaism). Non-Orthodox Jews translate the injunction to love the "ger" as to love the stranger, but Orthodoxy limits it to a proselyte. In fact, in ultra-Orthodox Judaism it is forbidden to show affection to a Gentile. Hence you have all these Haredi towns in New York and New Jersey (Lakewood, Monsey, Spring Valley, Kiryas Joel) where they live separately from the Gentiles._Jacob Mendlovic

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Want To Fight Occupati... · 0 replies · +1 points

Well said

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Don\'t Let Brooklyn Fi... · 2 replies · -6 points

Years ago, the son of Ezer Weizman, president and defence minister of Israel, was killed in a car accident. The anti-Zionist Satmar Hasidic weekly Der Yid rejoiced because he was driving on Shabbat. Spare me your hypocrisy, Mr. Lightstone. Jacob Mendlovic

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Hirsi Ali May Convert ... · 8 replies · -9 points

How can she convert to Judaism when she is an avowed atheist? Fundamental to Judaism is belief in God.
Jacob Mendlovic

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Shame on Hillel for Sh... · 1 reply · -15 points

One of the weeklies published by the anti-Zionist Satmar Hasidim in New York called blacks "Bnei Cham" ( "descendants of Cham," a pejorative term as Cham was the cursed son of the biblical Noah). In Israel, Haredim don't recognize Ethiopian Jews as Jews. If Dorothy Zellner and other civil rights activists want to fight for black equality, preach to the Haredi communities who don't want anything to do with blacks._Jacob Mendlovic

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - What\'s an Israel Advo... · 0 replies · -1 points

Israel has done nothing wrong. Why don't you focus on what America has done?. For example, "the world's greatest democracy" committed untold atrocities in the Vietnam War - in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Unfortunately, the world has forgotten about them. The world is obsessed with Israel -always and always the Jews._Jacob Mendlovic