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Rabbi Writes Patronizing Letter To Sarah Silverman, Has His Ass Handed To Him By Her Dad

Commented Oct 17, 2012 at 15:24:31 in Comedy

“You'd think Silverman's father would have a thicker skin, have a more profound understanding of what makes an eternal impact in the world and a more accurate read on Orthodoxy. His instinct to stand up for his child is admirable -but his anger is misplaced and childishly expressed.

1) Someone thinks Sarah might be a tad driven. So what?

2) Nurturing a next generation with one's values is seen as a more important value than creating political satire by the Rabbi. There are worse positions to hold.

3) Many, many Orthodox serve in the Israeli army -”

exile on Oct 17, 2012 at 17:13:34

“everything after "but" is always a bs thought.”

NoraAdrienne Deret on Oct 17, 2012 at 16:32:26

“Many many MODERN Orthodox... don't look for an from the various sects. They wont serve. They go to Kollel and learn all day, marry and have a dozen kids, so that they can single handedly replace all who were lost in the Shoa.”

thomasina 1 on Oct 17, 2012 at 16:11:34

“Serving in a violent Army that persecutes and kills Palestinians, the indigenous
people of that land, is no great thing to brag about.

The Talent of an Artist like Sarah Silverman is a rarity.

Anyone can procreate. too many people have too many children. The Orthodox Jews , Mormons, and many Christian groups are all guilty of this. They are all disrespectful of the planet.

And who is he, to critique her level of passion for what it is, that she does, that very few people have the talent to do?

Religions have too high of an opinion of themselves. Their grasp on the world is loosening, finally, thank goodness.

Sarah's father was fearless, and to the point. Hardly childish.”

Khaos Spence on Oct 17, 2012 at 15:49:07

“Idk, I think her dad probably read that as I did, such that it could be taken as an attack on her lifestyle. That said that's all i can say because i don't know much about the Jewish faith.”
Forfeiting Israel's Reason to Exist

Forfeiting Israel's Reason to Exist

Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 17:57:26 in World

“My great grandfather lived in Tel Aviv in the 1940's. The family left for the U.S during the war. I now live in a settlement - Efrat - situated on land which was once illegally occupied by Jordan. Before Israel acquired this land, it was "state" land - i.e. no private individuals lived here. Jordan lost this land to Israel in a defensive war - having attacked Israel after Israel begged it not to attack, in 1967. It was never 'Palestinian' land. The PA has no valid moral or legal claim to this land, nor do any Palestinian Arab individuals. I will continue to live in peace with my Arab-Palestinian neighbors with whom I have cordial and productive relations, for the most part. I'm not moving. My kids aren't either. We will never accept Palestinian citizenship, unless and until the PA becomes an American style democracy. (Don't hold your breath.) I will not be preached to by the author, who has no real skin in this game, fails to understand the difference between Palestinian and Jewish claims to this land and woefully underestimates the resolve of people like me.”
UN Panel: Israeli Settlements Are Illegal

UN Panel: Israeli Settlements Are Illegal

Commented Feb 3, 2013 at 03:42:55 in World

“Get real. Kofi Annan said in 2005 that the “credibility deficit” of the Council’s predecessor, the Commission on Human Rights, was “cast[ing] a shadow on the reputation of the United Nations system as a whole.”
Although having been reconstituted and renamed only six years ago because of the total illegitimacy of its predecessor, the Council immediately relapsed into its old ways. Despite changes to the structure and governing rules of the Council, it is a body that privileges and grants immunity to the worst human rights violators on Earth. For example, only last week, it voted in Sudan - Sudan! - as its vice president. UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer called this “like naming Jack the Ripper to head a women’s shelter.””

Trubulmaker on Feb 3, 2013 at 23:03:05

“Transparent excuses for ignoring the obvious. Shoot the messenger if you like, Elihu, but the message remains true.”
Israeli Experts: Attacking Iran Will Ravage Israeli Economy

Israeli Experts: Attacking Iran Will Ravage Israeli Economy

Commented Aug 24, 2012 at 10:37:13 in World

“Nobody is oblivious to the economic cost - and nobody wants to start a war unecessarily. Those advocating a strike on Iran believe that such a strike is absolutely necessary to Israel's very survival. Even Mr. Rosenberg notes that: "It would be one thing if every possible alternative to war had been explored and Israel was forced to choose between war or extinction. Given that choice, Israel would actually have none; it would have to fight."

Despite his good intentions, President Obama has thoroughly miscalculated almost every event transpiring in the Middle East since his election. All indications are that the Iranian regime has every intention of carrying its nuclear program to fruition, while dissembling and delaying in order to do so. It sponsors terror activity throughout the Middle East and Europe. It's ability to produce a nuclear device in the near term is simply unaccaeptable. Prime Minister Netanyahu might have just a slightly better handle on things in this neighborhood than Obama at this time. His ideas are not "insane" and, franky, Mr. Rosenberg's name-calling sheds more heat than light. The notion that America understands Israel's security needs better than Israel is more thn just a little presumptuous.”

RibEye on Aug 28, 2012 at 01:46:02

“Except, in the real world, there is no Iranian offensive nuclear threat. Only in the fantasy of NeoCon Israeli firsters who are actually the real threat to Israel's interests.”

BcemXAHA on Aug 26, 2012 at 11:41:22

“#26, very very well stated.

Faved and fanned.”

cincinnati on Aug 25, 2012 at 05:03:22

“I do not give a Blank about using Spock's Vulcan mind thing to see Israel's pov....or
rather it's right wing leadership's narrow view's. The US does not want to be
" presumptuous"'s Involved !

And so we have to look at this ME$$ with OUR best interest's.....
then we can add those interest's of other's....way down the list !

As many of our military, now or retired, CIA, etc. have said....the US
should STAY OUT !

This PHONY rush to another neocon war....just as we had with Iraq....
is more about naked power and greed than any real threat. Iran fully
knows it would greatly suffer for any hit to the US, so why would it...
same with hitting Israel.

FAIR DEAL.....give us Back our fleets of advanced jets, weapon's, and Ton's of Money....
and we'll not talk about Israel all that much....ok ?
You TAKE our buying or blackmailing Congress/media....then we have
a Sacred Right to say something.....and try to stop the madness !

Should I also encourage our citizens to look up Israel's false flags ?
It's not pretty....putting it mildly !”
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Tom Friedman's Skewed Vision of Non-Violence

Commented Apr 11, 2012 at 18:20:33 in New York

“Asher Palmer and his infant son who were recently stoned to death in their car on Highway 60 by Palestinian youths were not in an invading tank, an armoured vehicle and were not toting guns - Israeli civilians going about their daily business are viciously attacked on a regular basis by Palesitinians with rocks, knives, molotov cocktails, etc.

Waht you call "bias" is merely the courage to tell the truth instead of spouting nonsense like "Every stone thrown by a Palestinian boy is thrown from an occupied territory at an invading tank or armored vehicle or gun toting soldier". Please. I live here - my great grandparents also lived here - until the Arabs bombed my grandfather out of his crib in 1938 - 10 years before the modern State of Israel was established. What you say just ain't so.”

tallndumb on Apr 12, 2012 at 09:12:37

“Please describe and define "stoned to death".”
The Real Helen Thomas Scandal

The Real Helen Thomas Scandal

Commented Jun 9, 2010 at 05:42:49 in Media

“Perhaps it's time to add a touch of tasteful humor to this dialogue. Jon Stewart does a pretty good job of pointing up why Helen's comments were so contentious -