Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The Western Wall is for all Jews - opinion


God forbid if only Orthodox Jews would be welcome to come to pray at the Western Wall or at any other Jewish sacred place.


  1. The difference between us and them is standards. We have standards, they have preferences.
    We must daven with men and women separate. They prefer mixed prayers. So they can prayer separate but we cannot pray mixed. This means that accommodating them means our rights are infringed upon.
    The same folks who scream "We gots right!" also shout "And we don't care about yours!"

  2. Nope, the difference is that frum people shout at chilonim, accusing them of all the sins udner the sun. when they finally do want to return to Torah and Hashem, the frum subconscious suffers from a kind of emotional dissonance: "all these years, i had an outlet for my hatred and bad middos, and sinnas chinnam - i could point it towards chilonim, women, reform, etc. Now I have a problem. Chilonim, women, reform, etc identify with Torah, and Jeusalem, and want to pray. who will i be able to hate if they start to keep mitzvos, even a few? Maybe I can hate the Arabs? No, they are too violent. Howabout chassidim or misnagdim? Well that might look bad. Tzionim? no, they carry guns, and also hate women and chilonim. OK, I will hate these chilonim and women even more, for perverting the Torah!"

  3. The Western Wall is for all Jews - opinion God forbid if only Orthodox Jews would be welcome to come to pray at the Western Wall or at any other Jewish sacred place. By SHLOMO RISKIN Published: FEBRUARY 3, 2022

    Bravo Rabbi Shlomo Riskin: “Need I remind the reader that it was specifically the Zionists, who were not so halachically committed, who were the majority of the political movers and shakers before, during and after Israel’s War of Independence in 1948.”

    See https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/324264
    In tribute to the Rabbi, I would like to mention one of his Torah pronouncements which he handed down shortly before the Corona pandemic began. A young Torah student from Lakewood who had arrived in Israel on Aliyah visited the Torah Scholar in his home. He told the revered Sage that in America, many Orthodox Jews maintained that a Jew should not move to Israel until the Mashiach arrives. The reply of the elderly Scholar was filmed. “G-d forbid,” HaRav Kanievski answered. “It is a mitzvah of the Torah to make Aliyah.”

    Update on me. Seems never had the NYS Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court of the US ever accepted for review a case like mine. The NYS Court of Appeals told me never write again you may write letters. SCOTUS dutifully accepted all my UPS letters, gave me 6 different docket numbers and ruled 12 times. I did a rehearing on each of the 12 docket numbers. I’m doing a poison pill strategy = “In the field of mergers and acquisitions, shareholder rights plans were devised in the early 1980s as a way to prevent takeover bidders by taking away a shareholder’s right to negotiate a price for sale of shares directly.”

    Since early 1994 TIAA pays Susan 55% of pension with no end in sight in violation of ERISA. Putin destroying and capturing a Ukraine city swallows a poison pill. The remaining people in the Ukraine city will never give up. Putin will be sorry.

  4. Torah thought daf hayomi
    Yevamoth 18b
    “Mishnah. If there were two brothers and one of them died [without issue], and the second performed the levirate marriage with his [deceased] brother's wife, and after a [third] brother was born the second died [without issue], the first [the widow of the first deceased brother who is now also the widow of the second] is exempt [from halizah and marriage with the third brother] on account of her being the wife of his brother who was not his contemporary, while the second is exempt as her rival [both having been the wives of the second brother]. If he [the second brother] addressed to her [the first brother's widow] a ma'amar and died [before marriage took place], the second must perform the halizah [with the third brother] but she may not be taken in levirate marriage. R. Simeon said [with reference to the first case of our Mishnah]: He [the third brother] may either take in levirate marriage whichever of them he desires [and thereby exempt the other] or he may participate in the halizah with whichever of them he desires [and thereby exempt the other].”

    I like R. Simeon here. “When brothers dwell together and one of them dies and leaves no child, the wife of the deceased shall not be married to a stranger, outside the family. Her husband’s brother shall unite with her: he shall take her as his wife and perform the levir’s duty.” (Deuteronomy 25:5). My theory.

    R. Simeon makes it easier for these widows who never had offspring. Let me explain. A, B, and C are 3 brothers. A marries a girl. B marries a girl. The girls are not related. A dies with no offspring. C gets born. C grows up. Oh no. B dies with no offspring. R. Simeon allows C to marry (or do halizah) with either the widow of A or the widow of B. Follow KA, Garnel, JoeOrlow?

    My theory. The Torah worries about widows that have no offspring that they should remarry and God willing will have offspring. Important for men and women to marry and have offspring.

  5. Torah thought this week’s parsha שמיני פרה “But the breast of elevation offering and the thigh of gift offering you, and your sons and daughters with you, may eat in any clean place, for they have been assigned as a due to you and your children from the Israelites’ sacrifices of well-being. Together with the fat of fire offering, they must present the thigh of gift offering and the breast of elevation offering, which are to elevated as an elevation offering before the Lord and which are to be your due and that of your children with you for all time—as the Lord has commanded. Then Moses inquired about the goat of sin offering, and, it had already been burnt! He was angry with Eleazar and with Ithamar, Aaron’s remaining sons, and said,” (Leviticus 10: 14-16).
    Wow the Kohen women have a share in breast and thigh parts in offerings in 14, yet no one ate at all from the offerings in 16. Moses became angry at Eleazar and Ithamar. OK, can’t be angry at Aaron. His two sons just then died leaving him, with 2 remaining sons and daughters and grandchildren. Forty years later: “Pinhas, son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, has turned My wrath away from the Israelites by displaying among them his passion for Me, so that I did not wipe out the Israel people in My passion בקנאתי. Say, therefore, I grant him My pact of friendship בריתי שלום. It shall be for him and to his descendants after him a pact of priesthood for all time, because he took impassioned action for his God, thus making expiation for the Israelites.’” (Numbers 25:11-13). “Pinhas stepped forth and intervened, and the plague ceased. It was reckoned to his merit for all generations, to eternity.” (Psalms 106:30-31).

    My theory. Kohen women and Kohen men for all generations to eternity have God’s blessings. I love reading these passages. I spent my junior year abroad, 3rd year at Yeshiva University, in Israel 1965-1966 when I was 20. I bless the Kohen blessings every day.

    I’m optimistic that Putin will fall. Wow Biden will go to Poland tomorrow. Is Zelensky a modern Pinhas? I pray for the success of Zelensky and the Ukrainian people. Am I a modern Pinhas?

  6. Torah thought this week’s parsha תזריע שבת החדש “The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first of the months of the year for you. Speak to the whole community of Israel and say that on the tenth day of this month each of them shall take a lamb (or kid. Heb. שה means either sheep or goat; cf. v. 5) to a household.” (Exodus 12:1-3).

    Hertz Chumash p. 253: “the beginning of months. ‘the first month of your Freedom shall be made the first in reckoning the months, so that you shall reckon your time from the hour of Freedom. In this way ye remember the hour of Freedom, and also My beneficent dealings with you, and you will be heedful to fear, love, and serve Me’ (Bchor Shor).”

    Beautiful. Will the people of Ukraine know freedom? They are a highly literate people after high school and college. Do they like Trump and Republican Party?

    Allow me update on Aranoff v Aranoff. SCOTUS shut me down ordering me never to send UPS letters. I can still write UPS letters to the NYS Court of Appeals.

    My letter 3/25/2022:
    1.I request permission to submit these papers concerning my motion number ??--2022 return date February 28, 2022. I'm attaching an affidavit of service proving I mailed by UPS a true copy to Susan and to TIAA and to the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct. I hear nothing from NYS courts, Susan, TIAA, and NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct. The US Supreme Court ruled that I could no longer send UPS letters to them. I trust that I can still send UPS letters to the NYS Court of Appeals. For every dismissal of my petition from the NYS Court of Appeals I had the right to send UPS letter petitioning the US Supreme Court. I liked that system because I consider UPS to be free as mere postage. I'm retired living only on USA and Israel social security and 45% of my TIAA pension. I have no assets other than my 2 vehicles (my 1985 SAAB and my 2006 Kawasaki 500). I have debts to my bank at Leumi and to my credit cards.
    2.My questions for the NYS Court of Appeals. Can I, an elderly poor man, challenge a bogus NYS civil divorce 2013? Can I free up my TIAA pension paying Susan 55% since early 1994 with no end in sight? See all my documents on public view on the web site of the USA Supreme Court. Can I force the NYS Court of Appeals to reconsider what they repeatedly told me, that the NYS Constitution blocks them from reviewing fraud and ERISA violation complaints? Can I force the NYS Court of Appeals to mediate to free my TIAA pension?


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