Thursday, December 08, 2005

Kugel and Kapotas

R' Gil has formulated his latest response to the Slifkin mugging. Nice post. Stuff we like to hear. Basically, he is reminding us that there are normal people out there. Nothing earth shattering. Just more of the same. No plans for making a difference. I'm glad he survived the Chareidi nonsense by not being exposed to it. Many won't be so lucky.

When is he or anyone with a brain, MO or otherwise, going to stand up and say "Enough"? Enough stupid letters, enough spouting nonsense, enough ridicule and oppression of those relying on legitimate but different authorities for their hashkafah. Perhaps with a real response to this, MO would earn some respect.

What might have been warm and fuzzy about Charedi Judaism (CJ) has become warmed over and oppressive. Is it me or does the the leadership of CJ seem to be some combination of weak, evil, and just insane?

Is this how someone who asks questions should betreated? Is how they teach Torah and how to be a better Jew? Why isn't R' Elya Ber Wachtfogel or R' Elyashiv made to put up or shut up? I haven't heard R' Perlow answer any of R' Slifkin's legitimate questions or even make some attempt. We just get speakers at the Siyum Hashas ridiculing those who don't toe their party's line. All we get is "If you ask, you are a threat to the Mesorah and an Apikorus that must be destroyed." This is Torah scholarship? Gimme a break.

Perhaps, they have been exposed as not being the great torah giants we thought they were and are running scared? Maybe they are all just old and senile? Is there something more sinister going on here? Why aren't we getting some real leadership on this. Are we just waiting for CJ to self destruct? ( Relax. I'm not actually hoping for this. I just want some decency.) I guess it's a possibilty with their strong aversion to work. With their scholarship waning there can't be much left. Kugel and Kapotas won't sustain a people for long no matter how ignorant. We should have more respect for ourselves and our religion. We should demand it. This was wrong on too many levels. It needs a real response. There is a real opportunity here to raise up Judaism. To show the world how beautiful it is.

So.........now what?

6 Comments:

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Mississippi Fred MacDowell said...

I think you're overreacting. Evil? How evil?

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger The GHassid said...

You don't think misplaced kaanaus is evil? Or perhaps just stupidity? I don't know. You choose. But before you do, take stroll in the RNS's loafers. Messed him up pretty good. Let me know how that goes for you.

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Mississippi Fred MacDowell said...

Hmm. You have a point.

 
At 2:20 PM, Blogger The Gabbai said...

The GHassid--

It's not misplaced kannaus. It's fraudulent kannaus. These charlatans couldn't hold a real kannoi's hat.

Fred--

It's evil!

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger Frum Singles said...

I have a great Shidduch for you!


This happens to me all the time. Someone will come over to me and "red" me "great" "attractive" girl etc. I think you get the drift. When I ask if (s)he has seen the girl (or a picture of her) the inevitible response is no.

Now frankly, this is arguably chutzpa and at a minimum a total lack of consideration. Basically, what I am being asked is to gamble my emotions, energy, time (and some money) so that this person may be a "winner" and be able to say that (s)he made a shiduch (and then get a brokerage fee a/k/a "shadchanuus") to boot.

If you you don't know how to cook, you don't belong in the kitchen. If you're not a doctor, you shouldn't have a medical office. If you're not a lawyer, you shouldn't hang out a shingle. AND IF YOU ARE NOT A SHADCHAN, DON"T ACT AS ONE !!!!

 
At 10:14 AM, Blogger The GHassid said...

Did I "red" you a shidduch? What the heck are you rambling about? Perhaps you need to wake up from your drug induced slumber and get out there and meet someone?

OR maybe we'd be fine without the crazies reproducing?

Hmmmmm............

 

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