Sunday, November 30, 2008

Interesting Posts and Articles #98

  1. The plan of the terrorists in Mumbai was to kill 5000 people.

  2. The Yeshiva World has articles on various of the innocent people killed in the Chabad house. See here, here, here, and here.

  3. Life Of Rubin is upset at the Yeshiva World for printing photos of the male victims but not of the female victims. And points out that they ran the live video which included females in it. But now is not the time to argue about this. I certainly personally think that the general policy is silly. But in terms of showing the streaming video of events, they did not choose specifically what would be showing, and there was the immediate concern for people whose lives were at that time in danger, such that considering this would place one in the realm of chassid shotah. (Not that showing or not showing the video had any impact, but just the emotions as the danger was there perhaps gave more justification.) Now that the danger has passed, the issue is more of concern for the honor to the victims. And they may feel that is shows more honor not to show a picture of a woman.

  4. Treppenwitz was in that Chabad house, but left 5 days earlier. He asks not to call it hashgacha pratit. I can certainly see it playing out within the realm of hashgacha kelalit, and would certainly not direct anyone about how to approach it, especially so soon after the tragedy. Though whether true or not, it might eventually be more positive to approach many things in life as hashgacha peratit.

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