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Archive for October 2008

We had a bouncing new kid come – hence we were away

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So currently busy with our newest arrival, be posting soon

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October 26, 2008 at 2:39 AM

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Your child has been thrown out of the school. The reason? You don’t have a kosher cell phone

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The BCC has an article concerning the whole entire ‘kosher cell phone’ frenzy that is surging across Israel in the Hareti sector.

So apparently, text messaging is not kosher, taking pictures or having a camera on your cell phone is not kosher, and being able to check the internet isn’t kosher either. So you can’t take a picture of your friends learning, or text your chavrusa you’ll be late, or check the stocks to make you pray harder to Hashem.

EVERYTHING can be abused to do sins. But this is over the top. B”H it really hasn’t penetrated the US however it is sad to see that Haredi people in Israel are now thinking that a shidduch can be ruined because a family has an ‘unkosher’ cell phone!

I repeat that bracha I wish Hashem would give us all from my previous comment on a previous post

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October 6, 2008 at 1:20 PM

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We are reminded of the generation that is supposed to be rude to their elders…and it got us thinking

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So this popped into our heads.

We always thought it was the kids being disrespectful to elders. The cursing, the ignoring of valid rules, the pushing of youth independence was to be that.

However, we always thought that was somewhat normal – society had placed artificial barriers around youth who a hundred years ago would of already been married and working.

So, we had this thought.

The rudeness is meant to be us VS the Rabbis

Seriously, think this out.

How many of you respect the Ravs now? Or wish to truly listen to them? Do you honestly agree with their opinions? Their feelings about what is correct? That they use their own feelings to ‘make halacha’ as they see fit? What about the Flatbush Eruv? Strictness of Mikvah when it isn’t needed? Uneducated masses in terms of bedroom 101? The Yeshivas unable to provide a proper education in both Hebrew and English Subjects? The failings of the Kollel Lifestyle? The eliteness shown by the Yeshivish Community? The list unfortunately goes on and on.

We need to remember as we enter this new year that we need to respect Jews as a Jew. We need to remember that you need to find a Rav you respect and knows you and follow him. Don’t go with the crowd. Don’t feel pushed to follow everyone else. Know who you are inside, what your level is, and a Rav that equals that.

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October 2, 2008 at 11:23 PM