Comments for Baltimore Jewish Times http://jewishtimes.com Stories come to life here. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:16:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Comment on Ohio Rabbi Apprehended in N.Y. for Alleged Sex Crime in Maryland by Seriously? http://jewishtimes.com/33586/ohio-rabbi-apprehended-n-y-alleged-sex-crime-maryland/#comment-21272 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 http://jewishtimes.com/?p=33586#comment-21272 The man committed a crime here on US soil. Our country was not founded by Jews, therefore all laws apply to all citizens regardless of sex, race, or creed. His case is not a rare one either and it doesn’t mean the cops are “anti-semites.” They are doing their jobs for crying out loud. This is becoming a sick trend and shouldn’t even be defended by the Jewish community. The anti Semite label is being over used and people are tired of it. It’s a nasty smear designed to allow Jews to run the show. Let’s just throw the cards on the table. When a Jew brags about their dominance in political and economical affairs, he is applauded by his own kindred but when a non Jew reinstates the above, he is considered an anti-semite. It is beyond ridiculous.

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Comment on Ohio Rabbi Apprehended in N.Y. for Alleged Sex Crime in Maryland by Moshe http://jewishtimes.com/33586/ohio-rabbi-apprehended-n-y-alleged-sex-crime-maryland/#comment-21271 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 http://jewishtimes.com/?p=33586#comment-21271 What he is arrested for by secular authorities has no importance in the Jewish community. He is considered innocent there because secular law has no true authority over a Jew. This rabbi, like so many others, is a victim of an anti-semitic with hunt, no more.

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Comment on LANDSMAN by Lauren Cohen http://jewishtimes.com/33459/landsman-3/#comment-21270 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 http://jewishtimes.com/?p=33459#comment-21270 Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. Our sympathy and prayers are with you.

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Comment on City Council Face-Off by Jake http://jewishtimes.com/33389/city-council-face-off/#comment-21268 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 http://jewishtimes.com/?p=33389#comment-21268 I agree with Young. Spector has always done what every mayor in the past has told her to do. She does not care what the Jewish communities needs are. We have voted her in for far to long and she does not have enough respect to us either by living outside of our district. She lives down town with her boyfriend and hardly ever travels back to make sure we are all A OK.

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Comment on Respond with Unity by Mark Hotz http://jewishtimes.com/33315/respond-unity/#comment-21267 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 http://jewishtimes.com/?p=33315#comment-21267 Your comments are well taken. However, refusing to call a spade a spade with regard to these incidents merely reinforces the idea that the Jews of Europe are afraid. The fact is that Islam in general is not conducive to assimilation into Western societies. It is beyond me why European countries continue to try and absorb more and more Muslims when Arab countries continue to trash Western ideas and religions. Europe should seriously cut down on Arab/Muslim immigration, cancel passports of its citizens who travel for jihad or jihadi training and stop pretending that concessions to the Palestinians will solve the issue of Islamic fundamentalist terror.

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Comment on Breaking Point by Tom Tuey http://jewishtimes.com/33316/breaking-point/#comment-21264 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 http://jewishtimes.com/?p=33316#comment-21264 The French government upper echelon doesn’t
want to be placed in an unfavorable light to any
ethnic group…like every politician..they fear loss
of votes and possibly their high paying and comfortable position…power corrupts and great
power corrupts greatly….so, if you are one of
the 500,000 Jews living in France, your chances
for a political solution to the ongoing troubles that
you are experiencing are slim compared to the
millions of muslums who represent an incredibly
large voter base….my sincere suggestion my Jewish
friends is LEAVE as soon as you can, take Everything
of value with you, leave France with haste and leave
them with nothing of yours of value, Aliyah and never
look back…..shalom.

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Comment on Going to Pot by Robert Chase http://jewishtimes.com/33066/going-pot/#comment-21261 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 http://jewishtimes.com/?p=33066#comment-21261 While cannabis may have adverse effects on mental development, this assumption on your part has not been scientifically established, and your insinuation that minors’ use of cannabis threatens negative consequences comparable to those attributable to the use of alcohol, much less those attributable to tobacco, is baseless. The criminalization of the use of drugs in general has led to the macabre situation of the so-called “land of the free” imprisoning more people than any other on Earth and the repudiation of our founding values. The vilification and persecution of people who use certain drugs as opposed to others bears comparison with the historical persecution of women supposed to be witches and Jews.

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Comment on Israeli NGO Blows Whistle by Jack Thomas http://jewishtimes.com/33107/israeli-ngo-blows-whistle/#comment-21260 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 http://jewishtimes.com/?p=33107#comment-21260 As a staunch practicing Christian, I believe that the Israeli NGO is correct legally, and morally, in their allegations vs the Presbyterian alliance, and hope that the Church reverses its positions regarding Israel and its peoples.

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Comment on Deaf Patron Launches Lawsuit by jimmy http://jewishtimes.com/32847/deaf-patron-launches-lawsuit/#comment-21259 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 http://jewishtimes.com/?p=32847#comment-21259 How many different ways are businesses supposed to spend money to “accomodate” disabilities ?? And to what percentage of constituents??

Imagine if there was something similar for languages? Would businesses be required to keep translators on call just in case someone was too lazy to either bring a friend along or learn English?

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Comment on ‘Deal with It’ by Stevie W. http://jewishtimes.com/32625/deal-with-it/#comment-21258 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 http://jewishtimes.com/?p=32625#comment-21258 Now I have just about seen it all.

Mr. Saks – a presumably Jewish individual- writing in a Jewish general circulation publication endorses anti-intellectualism, in the form of registering viscous contempt for learning and knowledge, virtually embracing (anti-Semite) Henry Ford’s benighted dictum, “History is bunk.” And the JT publishes it!

As Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi emphasized in his magisterial work Zakhor, only in Judaism does memory- i.e., history- come to be elevated to a commandment.

And as the greatest American novelist of all time, (Southerner) William Faulkner, famously observed: “The past is not dead. In fact, it is not even past.”

Morris Saks asseverates that “What happened in the Civil War has little to do with the events of the victory of Larry Hogan.”

Allow me to reposition and apply that dogmatic approach to the current Arab-Israel conflict: “What happened to the Patriarch Abraham 4000 years ago has little to do with today’s competing Arab and Israeli territorial claims to the Holy Land.”

Mr. Saks slimes Mr. Wilcox, in asserting that “I’m sure that Wilcox is probably one of a handful of people who care where the silent cannons on Federal Hill or at Fort McHenry are pointed in this time in our lives.” This is nothing short of anti-intellectualism! Bottom line: facts that he does not like, Mr. Saks feels free to dismiss by maligning the character of the individual knowledgeable enough to be able to provide them. My grandmother’s response to such behavior would have been to decry it as that of a “goyishe kop.” Imagine what Mr. Saks would say about Talmud scholars who have for years immersed themselves in the arcane minutiae of the Temple sacrificial system.

Attacking intellectuality and what is “reality (i.e., factually) based” is a long-standing FOX and right-wing trope. The JT should not be implicit in aiding and abetting it.

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