Sunday, February 27, 2011

Midnight wonderings

If they had known about this back in the day, would Reb Yehuda Hanasi have had thirteen years of toothaches taken away?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Lefi anias daati (again)

All right folks, here's the story: why is gay marriage wrong for a non-Jew? Because acting on homosexual instincts is wrong for a non-Jew. Why are homosexual acts wrong for a non-Jew? Because they're prohibited in the 7 Noahide laws. As Jews, and specifically as Lubavitchers, we have the obligation to teach non-Jews about the 7 Noahide laws. Therefore, we have the obligation to say that gay marriage is wrong. Right? Right.

Now... according to the 7 Noahide laws, murder is verboten. According to the Rambam, abortion, at least for a non-Jew, is murder. As Jews, and specifically as Lubavitchers, we have the obligation to say that abortion is wrong. Right? Right.

Now... when was Roe v Wade? 1973. What did the Lubavitcher Rebbe say about this legalization of abortion? I'm sure he said lots about it in letters and in private, but in public? Hmm? Can anyone give me any place where the Rebbe said anything about abortion?

So... the same Rebbe who said we have to publicize the 7 Noahide laws (apparently) didn't say anything publicly about abortion. And remember, the Rebbe was not afraid to speak his mind in public. On Shleimus Haaretz, he was extremely vocal. And so too with many other issues. But on abortion?

I very much suspect that the Rebbe would be equally reticent on the issue of gay marriage. Do we have to promote it? Of course not. Should we picket gay pride parades? Did the Rebbe say to picket Planned Parenthood?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Next stop: Melbourne

Hard on the heels of my hard-hitting critique, Mark Webber, celebrated Australian F1 driver, said, "When you hear of people losing their lives, this is a tragedy. It's probably not the best time to go there for a sporting event. They have bigger things, bigger priorities."

Obviously he couldn't go for a full-out condemnation, seeing as Bahrain money supports him and his, but still, what he's saying is pretty good. Bernie Ecclestone, on the other hand, continues to support the illegitimate regime, but what do you expect of a Nazi?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


This is ridiculous. Here are people dying for freedom, and all these morons care about is their race. Won't anyone stand up and say, "I support democracy, or some reasonable approximation thereof"?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Yesh mukdam

Why did Aaron make the golden calf? Because he saw that the Israelites had killed Chur. That's in verse five. In verse six, the Torah says that the Jews got up to sport, which connotes adultery and bloodshed. "Here too," the Tanchuma states, "Chur was killed."

Say what? When did he die, before the altar was built or after?