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I love how my generation has zero understanding of contracts.
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Not sure about strippers but for hookers it's clearly false.

http://www.snopes.com/sports/football/escort.asp
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Originally Posted by ihambrecht View Post

I love how my generation has zero understanding of contracts.

Seems to be an affliction that hit the earlier generation, as well:
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So the infractions here were twofold: Snay divulging the deal to his daughter and his daughter broadcasting it to all her "friends."
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Not sure about strippers but for hookers it's clearly false.

http://www.snopes.com/sports/football/escort.asp

Any site that can't distinguish between the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl has zero credibility with me. Sorry Harvey.
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When i was 17 my friends and me used to pay strippers to make us drinks and give us massages while we played poker.

Son . . . you'e doing it wrong.
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Son . . . you'e doing it wrong.[/quote

I was a 17 year old making enough money to drive around in a brand new 7 series and have poker games where the bets went into the thousands. And never once got jn trouble with the cops for the things I did.
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These last series of posts rolleyes.gif
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These last series of posts rolleyes.gif

Hey, evading the police task force on poker games is serious business. Dude's clearly a criminal mastermind.
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The times are a changin!

Like in the famous story of R. Akiva, I too am smiling while my friends are crying. Being at the forefront of OO would make you think that I hated R. Adlerstein's recent essay on CrossCurrents. I didn't. I actually liked it-a lot!

Buried underneath the polemical clutter was a real gem.

R. Alderstein writes:

"R Schachter offered a simple test of whether or not any development is good for the Jews or not: will it bring nachas ruach to HKBH in its impact on our avodah, or not. And that, he demonstrates, is a halachic issue"

His claim is twofold:

1) That nachas ruach to HKBH (providing spiritual pleasure to God) is a valid criteria when determining the legitimacy of a sociological innovation.

2) This (new?) criteria has the weight of Halakha, it's an halakhic concept, on par with any other halakhic category.

Incredible!

Generally speaking, Judaism has been divided between two camps. On one side there's the philosophical/rationalist camp, championed by Maimonides and those who follow in his footsteps. On the other side you have the spiritualist/a-rationalist camp, championed by the Kabbalist R. Isaac The Blind (son of Rambam's arch-critic, the Ravad) and those who follow in his footsteps. (Both approaches go back much earlier though)

About Seventy years ago the leaders of MO encountered virgin territory in America. As they imported MO from Europe to plant it on American soil they could have chosen to situate the new MO in either of those camps, the philosophical or the spiritual. Unfortunately, they chose the Maimonidean version of Judaism as their ethos. The result is, therefore, an American MO that stimulates the mind but completely fails to inspire the heart.

R. Alderstein (following RHS) might finally be changing this orientation. As R. William Friedman pointed out elsewhere, Maimonides would have been horrified by the premise of providing nachas ruach to God; he would have been askance at the suggestion that God can even get pleasure.

True enough!

One then wonders: is it possible that we are seeing the budding signs of a paradigmatic shift in MO discourse, one that negates the Maimonidean hegemony over our community, offering instead a more integrated approach, one that synthesizes the philosophical with the spiritual?

If true, it would be truly amazing!

Our debates, fights and arguments would be so much richer if we slathered them with a thick layer of spiritualist language. A discourse that's deeply embedded in the spiritualist camp would make our conversations thicker, deeper, more powerful, and much more meaningful.

So R. Alderstein: let's lock horns and duke it out. (Figuratively speaking, of course) Let's have a dignified and respectful discussion about which of our respective communities has the correct recipe for a yiddishkeit that provides optimal nachas ruach to HKBH in the 21st century.

I don't know the answer. But ... I very much would like to find out.

ניתי ספר(ים) ונחזי

Chodesh Adar Beit samaiach!
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What is that shit?
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

What is that shit?
This should explain:
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That which I feared did come-not!

The forecasted tsunami turned into a trickle.

Is it too soon to declare the end of the intra-denominational culture wars? (Or am I going to come off sounding like President Bush (W), declaring the Iraqi war over five years too soon?) Neither side could claim victory, but perhaps we've reached detente. To use a boxing term, neither side scored a KO, but, at the same time, nor has either side received a knockout punch. The proponents of PM weren’t convinced by the critiques of the detractors, nor were the detractors swayed by the arguments of the proponents. (As for the ambivalent ones-like myself, well, as usual, we are doomed to spend our lives in ambivalence-purgatory)

I think it IS over.

In which case, let's move on ... to other, equally important things!

As we've seen in the geopolitical context, ending the war is only half the battle. The cessation of hostilities on the battlefield moves the action to the homefront. That’s when governments have to marshal resources to revitalize and revivify a homefront that’s been battered and scarred by war.

Ours is a dual-pillar movement: Modern and Orthodox. We fought to preserve our Modern identity, now we need to bring the same zeal to enhance and fortify our Orthodoxy. We resisted the attempt to make us less than optimally modern. Now we have to start the challenging task of making sure that our shuls, schools and homes are also optimally orthodox.

(I am, of course, assuming a robust definition of the term: orthodox meaning halakhic, spiritual, passionate, inclusive, and inspired.)

Shabbat shalom u'mevorach!
Isn't that what your FB feed looks like?
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My FB is a fake account for trolling JrMouse.
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Lol
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Somebody remind me how many people got shot during the OWS protests.
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In the 90s there were like 50 or 60 deaths during those LA riots. Canada riots for fucking hockey games. The restraint of our state in these situations is far more measure but let's not pretend we're that different.
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