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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Postermania I

Rabbi Yitzchok Elazar Moskowitz, Shatzer Rebbe of Monsey, reported on poster to have said in a Chol Hamoed Pesach Drusha - Posted 6/17/05 in BP:

"Internet is worse than chilul shabbos!
And I take full responsibility for the results of that statement!"



7 Comments:

Anonymous Kendall Deerson said...

Rav Moskowitz has a point of course for some living without the internet is tantamount to chilul shabbos. dogmatic thinking always backs a person into a dangerous corner. common sense is a very uncommon commodity these days. kudos to Thomas Paine

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Kendall Deerson said...

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9:49 PM  
Blogger Rachack said...

I dont think that's what the Rav supposedly meant.

12:17 AM  
Blogger Leapa said...

I will fill you in on more as soon as I return to the poster. However, I do recall that in the beginning of the poster he refers to the terrible nisayon of shmiras shabbos 100 years ago, and says that nothing remained of those generations even though the choice was starvation.

Kal V'chomer the internet.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous kendal deerson said...

reporting the exact quote of the poster is an excercise in futility.this Rav is servicing his community. He is letting those of like minds be reinforced to a certain pc which is not detrimental on the contrary it is promoting shimaras hamitzvos and limud HaTorah. is it for everyone? of course not. why do you insist on chasing windmills. there is a deep fissure in the american jewish communtiy unfortunately and if one stops to think about tragically more than just one fissure. lets just hope we are not underneath a volcanoe. in this regard the ultimate answer is tefilah.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Leapa said...

Rachack:
I reread it. He's dead serious. Here's the information number from the poster. (866)688-3759
When you talk to them, why not order copies for all your friends' computer rooms?

Kenny:
Even Rabbi Moskowitz's congregants have the G-d given right to Toras Emes.
If you agree with him that this is halachically valid, then maybe I should join you at Cedar Point this Shabbos for the lesser evil.

9:44 PM  
Anonymous kenny said...

sounds like i hit your funny bone leapy. talk is cheap and making bombastic statements is just par for the course for someone into hanging posters all over borough park. what gives you know you pay a price for being orthodox. there is always a fee for admission into the party line. i find it much easeir to disengage from the political banter. no one is really listening to other side anyway. the bottom line the litmus test comes in one's personal interaction
face to face with someone not seeing who can be more vitriolic than his fellow jew. whats better being strident with a touch of militancy and do i say the dirty word fanatic or perhaps laid back and mellow. the latter does not contradict having deeply ingrained convictions. so in conclusion concerning cedar point been done that as bb king would say the thrill is gone.

10:51 PM  

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