Thursday, October 21, 2010

Whoever thought?

As some of you might be aware, I recently did a nice little interview about religion. In the comments of that post, I was asked a few questions. Here's my answers.

e: Would you observe the traditional seven-day mourning period if your kid left the religion, but didn't marry a non-Jew?

A: I would ask my local orthodox rabbi for the correct approach to this issue. In general, I think it would probably be based on how my kid left Judaism. Did they convert to another religion, or merely stop practicing this one? But again, I would let Daas Torah decide.

Actually, as you can see, I was only asked one question. And now you know what I would do.

33 comments:

fortuna major said...

very nice q and a were you the one who interviewd yourself?

The Real Shliach said...

Thank you. And no- did you see the site?

e said...

And in response to the disparaging statements regarding the Old-Testament god?

The Real Shliach said...

If I responded to every inflammatory statement posted on the web...

Besides, I was under the impression that I was only responsible to answer questions.

e said...

A real Shliach looks to spread light in every dark place he can reach.

The Real Shliach said...

There are shluchim appointed to every place- I wouldn't want to infringe on anyone's territory.

fortuna major said...

what site?

The Real Shliach said...

The site where the interview was posted- http://youmereligion.blogspot.com/2010/10/chanan.html

sarabonne said...

What if they started their own brand of Judaism?

flutietootie said...

That is a very deep question. There is no wright or wrong answer. Every situation is different and needs to be looked at from all angels before a decision is made.

e said...

Methinks that that territory is yet unstaked.

Anonymous said...

Daat Torah! BS! He would sit shiver, because the Rebbe did.

The Real Shliach said...

Sara: Like Jesus?

e: You refer to heaven?

Anon: A. When did the Rebbe face similar circumstances?

B. You're right that I would follow the Rebbe- Daas Elokim.

Anonymous said...

The Rebbe sat shiver for his bro.

The Real Shliach said...

Who/what/when/where/how.

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

Sara:Or like the Besht. Or R' Chaim Volozhin. There's a qualitative difference to the kinds of Judaism.

TRS-B: Trolling on your own blog? tsk tsk

The Real Shliach said...

Trolling? CV"S! Tamim tiheye! I'm as sincere as anything!

Anonymous said...

Shliach,

I don't know the exact year. Ask the old-time Lubavitchers. Since I am neither L. or old time and definetely not an old-time Lubavitcher, I wouldn't be the right guy to ask. Maybe speak to your mashpiyah:)

e said...

I refer to youmereligion.blogspot.com

Anon: The Rebbe's brother's wife was Jewish.

sarabonne said...

Well I'm thinking of starting the luBonne movement. You know, kinda old school, kinda new age cult, lot's of shiny stuff...

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

TRS: In which case, if I ever eat by you for shabbos, please make kiddush on either mevushal or mashke.

sara: do they keep mitzvos, adhere to authentic eschatological doctrine and most importantly poke the established order in the eye?

sarabonne said...

But of course. And on Tuesdays everyone eats fondue.

The Real Shliach said...

Anon: Apparently, as I suspected, I know more about the subject than you. In which case, I'll discount your words as being mere rechilus.

e: Oh. Well, I'm glads that's been cleared up.

Modeh: What that does have to do...?

Sara: Fondue? Count me out.

sarabonne said...

You didn't enjoy little donut rolls dipped in melted chocolate? Heretic.

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

Do you really want me to answer that? It involves lots of hebrew footnotes with acronyms.

The Real Shliach said...

Yes.

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

You implied that the opnions of a certain deceased rabbi was "daas elokim." This is fully as problematic as the yeshiva world abrogating halacha in favor of "daas Toyruh" if not more so.

Anonymous said...

which "deceased" rabbi?

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

I dunno, ask the guy who said it.

The Real Shliach said...

Modeh: Ahh, I see.

Menashe said...

Daas Torah is just chasidish-lite.

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

Daas Torah is the worst of both worlds.

Jesus said...

Daas Torah is like a mustard seed.