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FrumSatire writes about an Yeshiva World News article that seems to be against the Jewish Press…*sigh* Another rant about Halacha v. Chumra

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FrumSatire has a comment about an article on theYeshiva World News concerning the fact that someone complained about the inappropriate advertisements in the Jewish Press.

Okay, let’s look at this logically.

The Jewish Press does not violate Halacha. It would be an insult to the many Ravs who write for the Jewish Press and to the founders of the Jewish Press to say otherwise. Yes, they do open the eyes towards many many problems in our community. They do bring in views from across the entire Jewish Spectrum in America, and they might skirt the edge of what should be written or not but they aren’t violating Halacha.

The main problem is that people’s chumras go against what they see in the Jewish Press OR they want to be blind to the problems in our community. Fine. Go ahead. Do that. BUT DON’T YOU DARE FOR ONE MOMENT PUSH UPON THE REST OF US WHAT YOU FEEL IS FINE AND NOT FINE FOR A JEW TO DO.

Only person that can do that is our Rav thank you very much and B”H we have a Rav who is not completely dense, who is 100% a well respected Yeshivish Rosh Yeshivah who knows about what our individual hashkafah and feels are and ensures that when we do have a question for him he makes sure we understand the entire situation, what he feels about it, and what the halacha is about it.

Yes, we actually have a Rav who tells us his opinion and then what the Halacha is, even if the halacha is against what his opinion is!

Shocking huh?

In any case, the Yeshiva World News used to be a nice site. It’s really gone down hill in the last year as it becomes more and more extreme with its viewpoints…or maybe its just the commenters who are making it so.


Written by frombrooklyn

April 14, 2008 at 1:31 PM

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  1. The article was not written by Yeshiva world.
    Get your facts straight and issue an apology.

    snoooooozel doooooozel

    April 14, 2008 at 2:24 PM

  2. Um, no. Yeshiva World deemed to post it up. It is a blog type of site. Hence it is their article. Just because it was submitted by someone else doesn’t make it any less theirs because they chose put it up online. They usually always have very similar letters to the editor articles put up.

    It is similar in idea to wikipedia or other sites user submitted sites. Is it the sites article? YES! Did I say who wrote it? No. I did not name any of the ‘editors’ of the site as the authors. They decided to put it up, if they didn’t agree with it then they shouldn’t of put it up.

    Of course replies are different, but no so with posts.


    April 14, 2008 at 9:53 PM

  3. Yeshiva World doesn’t want to pay what it costs to get the story sent straight to them. So, he grabs stories from Vos Iz Neias and later deny it was published by them. Cute trick?
    Here’s another cutie…if he doesn’t agree with your opinion, he doesn’t print your comment.

    Avraham Abba

    September 22, 2008 at 9:31 PM

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