Friday, February 27, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wow, it's been a month!

Thank God I've been very busy at work so I haven't updated this blog in over a month!

I've seen a few things worth commenting on but I haven't had the time or energy to formulate entire posts about them. Here are two posts that I read today on Frum Satire and Honestly Frum:

1. Frum Satire's post about facebook being banned: This is what our society has become. It's not about teaching our children the core beliefs of our religion and allowing them to live their lives, it's about banning everything that has any aspect to it that may be bad.

2. Honestly Frum's post about the Hamodia's website: This is why I think that the concept of Daas Torah is dead. Everyone has a reason that a certain psak or ban shouldn't apply to them. That's why the whole wedding guidelines thing didn't work. The same rabbis who signed on the guidelines went to weddings that were sickeningly extravagant (they were allowed to because of "circumstances beyond the norm". When you think of it, isn't everyone's circumstances beyond the norm in their own minds?).