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7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - The Holocaust Story Mo... · 1 reply · +1 points

this info is terrific! where can I read more?

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - My Hasidic Family Got ... · 0 replies · +1 points

No, I would not rather have a corrupt Kohen as my judge, just as I would not want a corrupt Rabbi to be my judge.
the rabbis famously say (paraphrased): a ben-torah momzer is better than a jerk-off Kohen.
Well, what do u know? the RABBIS said that, not the Kohanim. let's give some equal time to God's appointees.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - My Hasidic Family Got ... · 2 replies · +1 points

That passage gives the power of judgment to the Kohanim and Leviim. There is no indication that scholars, who r not even mentioned, have any authority at all.
That is why the Talmud is full of the self-important Rabbis' knocking the God-appointed Kohanim whenever they can. The Rebs constantly have to assert their tenuous authority over Judaism.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - My Hasidic Family Got ... · 1 reply · +2 points

Brother Jeff, I do not merely declare the "answers" inadequate. but rather I offer a responding question, which the guy cannot answer, thus proving the inadequacy of his answer. Just the other day, my frum-ass Chabad relative was giving me usual shpiel of self-love as "wasting seed." when I told him the scientific fact the 500 K seeds in each jack was an infinitesimal nothing compared to trillions of lifetime seeds, he drew a blank.
That is what I mean when I say the "answers" r inadequate. They r offered only to get u to shut up.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - The Holocaust Story Mo... · 3 replies · +7 points

I am very interested by the story of the Red Army general. What was his name? How did he (or any Jew) become a general? what was his fate in the age of Stalin? What happened to his family?
I smell a doctoral thesis and a small movie.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Why Medieval Art Isn\'... · 1 reply · +5 points

Brooklyn, nobody "stole" anything. Philosophies, religions, and science often build upon previous systems. Judaism in its early days borrowed much from previous civilizations--the 7-day week, a legal code, etc. Do u think the Jews were the first to outlaw murder, stealing, and adultery?
There is nothing wrong with Jesus's being a carpenter (as well as a rabbi). Moses and David were shepherds, and many of the amoraim r referred to by their day job---including tanner and carpenter.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - In This Callously Negl... · 0 replies · +8 points

Your immature diatribe, Victor, is obviously out of place. This forum is for conducting ideas, not for personal invective and cursing. Well, I am not the vindictive type, so I will bless u and your house. I pray u will live a long and happy life.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - In This Callously Negl... · 0 replies · +2 points

Well, if we cannot survive as a people due to the modern world impinging, or for any other reason, I can handle that. If Judaism has to die of natural causes, it will die. There is nothing we could or should or can do about it.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Government Liable in T... · 0 replies · -1 points

u r right, Deb. Marilyn SOULD not pay a penalty for incompetent drivers. But should or should not, Marilyn ignored reality and DID pay the price.
u know, Deb. there SHOULD be world peace.

7 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - In This Callously Negl... · 0 replies · +11 points

I do not have to physically visit their gravesite to remember and respect my late parents.