- An opinion piece at Matzav to stop with the chillul Hashem. But he undermines it all, I think, with this one comment:
They don’t need to report about the Meah Shearim mother in a biased manner, because so-called Jewish news sites do the job for them, by either simply distorting the truth or by just reporting what the left-wing and largely anti-religious Israeli press puts out there.That is, he thinks that the Meah Shearim mother case was reported by so-called Jewish news sites in a biased manner. Thus, he appears to be of like mind to many misinformed chareidim who think that there is a high likelihood (to say the least) that the Meah Shearim mother is innocent, and thus the victim of a frame-up by Hadassah hospital. Otherwise, what precisely does he consider to be the biased headlines?
- More on the Shabbos elevator kol koreh / psak, at the Muqata, in this cartoon in Haaretz, and in this article. Hirhurim on why it is not such a big deal, but see the responses in the comments. And see how Yeranen Yaakov reports it.
- Life in Israel has a psak from Rav Sherlo allowing blogging on Succos.
- Eruv Online about carrying a lulav or a shofar for a woman or child on Yom Tov. Most poskim allow it.
- Wolfish Musings considers whether he is deviant (or whether some Jews would think he is) for believing common courtesy is not non-tznius. And see the comment section. I agree that certainly, for some people, tznius does trump "common courtesy", which they might look at as not Jewish morality.
- This week's Haveil Havalim.