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Nov 24, 2023·edited Nov 25, 2023Liked by Natan Slifkin

I personally appreciate my street sweepers, garbage men, and plumbers (mostly Arab, as it happens)- and doctors- very much. Obviously not in the same way as I appreciate the soldiers, but still. I don't see how any decent person couldn't. That he uses that as an example is kind of shocking and very telling.

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I'm starting to wonder, is there some sort of med shortage in Israel due to the war?

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Nov 24, 2023·edited Nov 24, 2023

This is by no means anywhere near the mainstream Chareidi opinion. That needs to be CLEAR!! Further on what basis are claiming that this is potentially the view of hundreds of thousands?

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Those who do not support the Nation when it is under deadly attack do not deserve its protection. Those who do not teach their sons a trade but rather to steal bread from the children of the diligent do not deserve support. If his piety protects Jews, then send him to Gaza armed only with seforim

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Nov 24, 2023Liked by Natan Slifkin

What sort of nonsense is it not to thank people that are paid? The doctor helping a seriously ill family member doesn’t get a thank you? Because he is paid?

Apart from everything else people who are thanked do a better job.

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There was much more shocking parts of his speech that you have omitted.

He spoke with such אכזריות that I remarked to an equally horrified friend that I wouldn't be surprised if he is תובע אשתו שלא ברצונה. The man has serious אכזריות issues running through his blood.

There was a LOT of audience pushback, including someone who asked what about being נושא בעול. Credit to the audience. However, Bunim in his wickedness, retorted forcefully to all of them. Make no mistake, this savagery is EXACTLY what he truly believes.

I would back a campaign to remove all stste funding for his institutions or at the very least, sack him.

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“... ‘Our relationship to the injured?’ Who says that there needs to be a relationship? What’s your connection to them? Why do you need to have a relationship with them? ...”

Wow! this is so above appalling, I don't have the vocabulary to express the disgust and contempt that I feel for this miserable excuse for a human being. And to think that these contemptable words came from somebody that devoted his life to the teachings of Torah. To call him a hypocrite would be an insult to all the hypocrites out there.

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As a 'yeshivish' American I have never heard of this rabbi before this week. who exactly does he represent?

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Each discipline has its own code words and its own way of talking. To an outsider, the words may sound like English, but they have a different meaning.

Imagine walking into a Beis Hamedrash of people who are learning פרק האשה רבה. You will hear people discussing horrific tragedies with equanimity. Teshuvos written about אבן העזר describe all kinds of gory stories, with the rapes of the Kishinev pogroms, the killings of the Second World War, and the dodgy stories of the shtetl. All are written in a Halachic way, with cold calculation. This doesn't mean that the Poskim do not feel for their fellow Jews, it is the language of the Beis Hamedrash.

Rabbi Schreiber seems to be slightly detached from society, and he spoke as though he was in Beis Hamedrash. He treats painful subjects academically, because that is what he was trained to do. I am not saying he is right, I am saying that there is a context to his words that must be understood.

And btw, the Charedi street strongly condemned this speech. The Otzar Hachachma forum had some strong words about it, from people who are full-fledged members of the mainstream.

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hear Rav Asher Weiss on the great reward of those klled because they are Jewish and the appreciation of the soldiers https://minchasasher.com/shiur/%d7%95%d7%95%d7%90%d7%a8%d7%98-%d7%a2%d7%9c-%d7%94%d7%a4%d7%a8%d7%a9%d7%94/short-thought-for-parshas-vayetzei-5784/

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Where I come from, the automatic response to Schreiber is, "what a scumbag!". If only enough pressure could be put on the government to defund anything he is associated with.

Thank you for this article. People like Schreiber contribute "dreck" and disrespect, and hatred within the Jewish world. They should be exposed for the haters and dividers that they are. Schreiber is a self confessed ingrate, he confessed it, not my assessment.

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Where I come from, the automatic response to Schreiber is, "what a scumbag!". If only enough pressure could be put on the government to defund anything he is associated with.

Thank you for this article. People like Schreiber contribute "dreck" and disrespect, and hatred within the Jewish world. They should be exposed for the haters and dividers that they are. Schreiber is a self confessed ingrate, he confessed it, not my assessment.

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As you pointed out definately not mainstream chareidi, hopefully my generation will be able to see this man for what he is, completely unhinged at best.

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Nov 24, 2023·edited Nov 24, 2023

It seems to me that a lot of people in the Chareidi world stopped maturing when they left home at 15 to learn in Yeshiva.

.והמבין יבין

שבת שלום

Today should be the start of many more days when our dear brethren are released from captivity.

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So a competent doctor saves many lives in his/her career, and get paid for that. It is a profession that needs a long training, high level of responsibility and by no means devoid of risks. So they get paid, hopefully, accordingly. This removes the need to be grateful? I am sure they appreciate the appreciation.

Same thing for cleaning personnel. Whenever the lady who takes out the bin off my desk comes in an cleans, I ask her how she is doing and thank her, regardless of her getting paid to do her job.

Should we stop commending rabbis on their services because they get paid? What a nonsense.

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