Sunday, September 19, 2010

Jews Who Want to Ban Kapores are Hypocrites, by Shoshanna Silcove

Sometimes people on the left, or those who criticize Torah practices, hold amazingly contradictory views that make me question their morality and their true motives. For instance, most of the same people who are animal activists who are upset over kapores, are also pro-abortion. They will get all upset and morally indignant about Jews swinging a chicken that is going to be slaughtered and eaten anyway, but are silent and even supportive while human babies are being slaughtered by the thousands on a daily basis. Seems that they care more about animals than people. Seems they put a higher value on animal life than human life.
I am also intrigued how certain critics of the practices of Torah Judaism invoke halachic arguments when it buttresses their point of view but, completely discard halacha in most other situations and, do not consider it to be binding upon them as Jewish people in their daily lives. And then they have the chutzpah to call frum people hypocrites! It is as if they see halacha as a smorgasbord that they have a right to pick and choose from. Either a Jew accepts halacha as obligatory or he/she doesn’t. One cannot use halachic arguments only when it suits their personal emotional purposes or when it provides a convenient axe to grind against ‘the Orthodox’. It is intellectually dishonest and reveals a lack of core principles


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Excellent: observed with emotional maturity and intellectual prowess. Who is infact a thinking, honest Jew was succinctly articulated. I applaud you Shoshana.
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