Monday, February 22, 2010

Where are the Haredim Headed?

Airplane Mechitzahs, ritual laptop smashings, unabashed and self-righteous blackmail. How much longer can this trend last? Is there a point when Haredism will regain its balance, or will they continue getting crazier? What will the Haredim of our children's generation look like?

26 comments:

  1. I'm very gullible. But the questions I've raised are still good. I just gotta look bit more for other examples of haredi craziness.

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  2. Where did you find that laptop clip? It was a bit anti-climatic, I was hoping for at least some small explosions.

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  3. fakewood. I shoulda hatipped him.

    the mehitza one was from awm. He mentioned it in a comment on trb.

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  4. They will look like our ancestors. Very frum. Very holy. Very ignorant.

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  5. our ancestors may have been frum, holy, and ignorant, but they weren't at all like these modern haredim.

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  6. nostalgic for good old daysFebruary 23, 2010 at 12:58 AM

    In what way were they different? Because they used stones instead of toilet paper? Who knows how far the chareidi hatred of technology goes.

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  7. Dear "e"

    The Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Purity has seen your weblog, and we would like to respectfully request you to follow some very simple rules:

    1. You will not allow females to frequent or comment on your blog.

    2. You will not post derogatory or insinuating commentary about the Jewish religion.

    3. You will post complementary material about Chabad Lubavitch and the Crown Heights Community.

    Thank you for your cooperation in this matter,

    The Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Purity

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  8. 1. To all my girlfriends: there's a party at my place tonight. If you can't make it, I'll make sure to blog about it.

    2. Purim is a Jewish adaption of a Persian fertility festival.

    3. The Crown Heights community is evil because it allow rats like the va'ad hatznius to flourish.

    Now please excuse me, I gotta hop over to Applebee's to flirt with the waitress and grab dinner....

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  9. Thanks vaad for your chillul H-shem. Will we see you in applebees once you've been put in cherem for forging a beis din's signatures?

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  10. If, that is, this whole thing isn't just the worlds lamest purim trick anyway ;)

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  11. Of course it’s a joke. In their letter on my blog, they called me a chossid. Now we know these guys are faking. (I deleted the letter and will delete it again, because even though I think this is a joke, it’s still chillul Chabad, and nowadays, we don’t need extra effort for chillul Chabad to happen.)

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  12. So, are we getting back to real blogging now?

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  13. the phrase "chillul chabad" strikes me as pretentious.

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  14. lubavitchers specialize in being pretentious.

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  15. You can’t do your job as a Jew/chossid properly if you are not capable of telling the world “kishen tuches”.

    On the other hand, since you’re also trying to elevate the world (which sometimes includes influencing it and getting it to agree to do something on its own accord), one has to be wary of chillul Hashem/Chabad.

    It’s a fine balance.

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  16. MBM, it can hardly be a surprise to you that Lubavitchers have the attitude that Chabad Chassidus is pnimiyus haTorah, and that we have something in our avoida/goals/tools that other groups don’t. So, there is stam chillul Hashem, but there is also specifically chillul Chabad.

    It’s the difference between interfering with a war effort in general vs. interfering with the specials-ops mission that involves taking out the enemy’s top general directly (taking the capital, striking in the heart... whatever moshol you want to use).

    In our defense, this attitude is a result of the Rebbe’s teachings, not (just) our snobbism.

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  17. 1. "kishen tuchis" means "to kiss ass." "Kish in tuchis" means "kiss [my] ass."

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  18. 2. Oh, so the Rebbe is also a snob?

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  19. 1. The confusion between imperative and infinitive haunts me so.

    2. It’s not snobbish if it’s true.

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  20. CA: it is snobbish even if it's true.
    e: apparently so.
    CA again: Kish in tuchus. (you had to see that coming)

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