Originally Posted by Piobaire
Stitch, not quoting you at your request...but your last two posts? Can you see why an outsider like myself might say things get a little open to personal interpretation around the edges? And the fact you keep disclaiming your level of knowledge...well, someone as steeped in Joo lore as you and it get complicated for you? Same conclusion from you goyish friend here...a little dodgy around the edges.
i put the disclaimer there because the conclusion of these laws is based on a very large volume of text, that is best learned in a certain order. to try and sum it all up in a few paragraphs and cover everything and answer all uncertainty is pretty much impossible. i know there are things i did not address in full, and its precisely because of that that i am hesitant to really make these posts. i do anyways in the hope they offer some clarity. yes its complicated, but i am not confused. i just know that i could not possibly explain everything in full.
i can see why you would view these things as dodgy, but i would not say they are open to personal interpretation. i would say, that in the end game, ie, specific practical applications, often times there are more than one opinion. in that situation, some rabbis, based on what their rabbi told them and back to his rabbi.... will decide one way, and others the other, one is strict, one is lenient. but this isnt a personal decision like i choose to wear gray pants today. its a decision that a person made to follow a set opinion on a practical application of the law, while another person follows what his rabbi said. he can not then change his mind the next day. he must be consistent.
whatever, im not sure i am conveying what i want to. this would be better as in person conversation than in posting. ill leave it at that.
Originally Posted by dopey
peeb: The daily daf starts up again this week. I think you need to do it. Just the kind of discipline you need and we can revisit all this in seven years.
need a chavrusah?