Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Interesting Posts and Articles #214

  1. Emes veEmunah considers the implications of the segregation suggestion, of those tzniusdikly dressed from those who are purportedly not, on park benches. He does not believe that this reflects Rav Kanievsky's suggestion. And this is indeed plausible, as people coopt the names of Gedolim for their own kol koreis without permission. I previously discussed this tznius suggestion, in the last news roundup.

  2. Rationalist Judaism considers the limits of academic methodology, when it comes to applied halachah. With an interesting comment section.

  3. At Vos Iz Neias, about a tznius home visit campaign in secural Bei Hakerem.

  4. The Lakewood Scoop references the story of the assassination of Gedaliah to make a point about the limits of lashon hara restrictions, and that sometimes it is inappropriate or dangerous to apply them. And Vos Iz Neias makes a similar point. As does Hirhurim, in a post about the dangers of adopting chumras.

  5. Life In Israel about a positive development of chareidim rejecting and condemning violence, in Bet Shemesh. He suggests it as a positive outcome of the excess in the demonstrations for Shabbos regarding the parking lot and other causes.

    And he notes a joint proclamation from chief rabbis in Israel that it is forbidden to steal schach and aravot by taking them from trees that grow by the riverside.

  6. And he selects a great picture of the day, to the right. How unfortunate that these people are so misguided. Here is a bit more on the "Central Rabbinical Congress."

    And Vos Iz Neias has a story from YNet about this protest in front of the UN.

  7. Here at parshablog, "According to the number of the sons of..." considering a difficult pasuk in Haazinu and, among other suggestions, the alternate girsa found in the Septuagint and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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