Jul 6, 2020

chaos bringing Netanyahu down

The chaos surrounding the spread of CronaVirus in Israel, with weird enforcement - harsh in some places (and in some communities) while nonexistent in others is hurting Netanyahu.

Netanyahu's favorable rating among the public on the issue of the Corona crisis has dropped, according to new studies and polls, to 46%, after being at 74% 2 months ago and 58% last week. On the economy Netanyahu's favorable rating is down to 33%.

It does not matter how high or low his numbers are. If there is nobody running against Netanyahu, he will continue to win. If none of the other parties can field a dynamic and charismatic leader, if no leader will stand up and make himself known and lead the charge and sweep the people off their feet, none of these numbers make a difference. There is no other politician in politics today that presents a viable alternative. Now is the time for someone else to step up and show some leadership. Nobody likes chaos, and nobody likes politics with no leader. Netanyahu's strong leadership has disappeared in recent weeks, except when fighting for his own money.


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chasing the bus passengers away


According to the various news media outlets, the new regulations decided upon by the government and Ministry of Health include a perplexing one. There can be a maximum of 20 passengers on a bus (though Minister of Transportation has the authority to override that and choose a different number for the limit, pending the approval of the Minister of Health), and the windows must be kept open and the air conditioning off.

A bit perplexing. I get the limiting of the number of passengers. But the windows open and air conditioning off? In this heat? Most of the new buses do not even have windows that can be opened. I get that they want windows open for ventilation, but at least let the air conditioning also be turned on. Will any bus driver want to spend hours in his bus driving around in the heat with no air conditioner (and with a mask)???

This one is strange. The bus will be unbearable. Maybe the entire purpose is to make it so unbearable that passengers won't want to use it



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Quote of the Day

If they don't accept the Ministry of Health's proposals today, we will soon be forced to decide on a full lockdown..

  -- Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein

PM Neantayhu said similarly in the government meeting, shortly after, saying "we are a step away from full lockdown"

this has really gotten out of control. I am pretty sure that even if the ministers accept the MoH proposals today in full with no reservations and debate that within a few days they'll be moving to lockdown. It seems to be too late to easily get control over the situation by simply adjusting the numbers of how many people are allowed in what venue


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Interesting Psak: No Friday CoronaVirus testing

The Beis Din For Medical issues in Bnei Braq recently issued an interesting psak about waiting 48 hours with symptoms before going to get tested for CoronaVirus. The beis din is now following up on that one with another interesting psak.

Mishpacha Newspaper this past Shabbos had an article about a new psak from the Beis Din For Medical Issues in Bnei Braq.

In the new psak the beis din says not to go get tested for CoronaVirus on Friday, in order to prevent unnecessary chilul shabbos. This does NOT apply to anyone who is in a high risk group, either because of illness or age, but people not in a high risk group should not get tested on Fridays - people in high risk groups should get tested right away.

Further, people already tested and waiting for results should NOT answer the phone on Shabbos when the Ministry of Health representative calls.







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Barkat's law to give up salary shot down

MK Nir Barkat (Likud) proposed an interesting law, which was rejected.

Barkat is independently wealthy, and he entered politics, originally as Mayor of Jerusalem and then in the Knesset arena, after having accumulated his wealth in a successful career in hi tech and investing. Most MKs and Ministers are not in that situation.

When Barkat served as Mayor of Jerusalem he refused to take a salary. When Barkat moved into the Knesset he wanted to do the same, but the Knesset rules do not allow that. While he technically could have taken hsi salary and then donated it all to charity or to a government program, he didn't want that - he wanted to not receive a salary at all. Barkat has, in the meantime, refused to give the Knesset payroll department his bank information, so they just can't pay him his salary due to a technicality, but Barkat wants ti to be an official option for an MK to refuse a salary.

So, MK Nir Barkat proposed a law that would allow any MK that so desires to forgo his or her salary entirely. Not get it at all. The MK or MInister would also be able to give up other benefits such as the budgets allocated to each MK and Minister for keeping in touch with the electorate. The MK who so desires would be able to decide that his or her salary should instead be passed on to a government program of their choosing from which the public would benefit.

The committee rejected Barkat's bill. Dudi Amsalem, Ministerial Liaison to the Knesset, rejected it saying that anyone who wants can donate his or her salary to whatever charity they want. Nobody has to keep his salary.
source: JPost

I tend to agree with Amsalem and not allow this to become a law. Were it to become a law, pressure would be put on MKs and Ministers all the time to give up the salary or extras because of this or that. Most MKs are not in the same situation as Nir Barkat in regards to personal wealth.

For most of the MKs, this is their job and this is the salary they live on. The money for extra benefits such as office needs and staying in touch with the public is necessary for the functioning of the job. Why should those MKs be regularly pressured to forgo their salaries and benefits? Nir Barkat, and whoever else so desires, can donate his salary and that's fine. There is no need to open the door to pressuring others to follow suit.






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Gafni threatens over Corona


MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) is not one who normally makes threats about pulling out of the coalition, and possibly bringing down the government, in order to get what he wants. Gafni flexes muscle and often gets what he wants, but he never threatens leaving the coalition. Litzman does that, but not Gafni.

This morning we find Gafni doing just that. Gafni is threatening to bring UTJ out of the government if this morning's emergency Corona Cabinet session will decide to shut down the shuls and yeshivot due to the spike in numbers, especially in the yeshivot.

I don't know if this unusual threat, unusual coming from Gafni, means he is very serious about it and should be taken seriously, or if he's never led UTJ out before and obviously won't now either and can easily be dismissed as just a threat.

Either way, with hundreds of cases coming out of the yeshivas and it seemingly being a big petri dish of CoronaVirus, I am not sure why he feels the need to insist they stay open, if it should be determined that it is a public health concern. Maybe he should find a different way for them to operate that will be safer. I am not even talking about doing something to keep the general public safer. I am talking about taking responsibility to keep his own electorate safer and to do something for them! The people spreading the virus back and forth among each other in the yeshivas will mostly keep it within the community and not spread it to the general public (not even close to 100% true, but generally speaking, especially with the yeshivas being basically locked down during these times with everyone staying in and nobody from outside coming in, it is true) - at leats be concerned about keeping the yeshivas safe!



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Jul 5, 2020

Rabbanut shows its expertise at trolling

Gotta love the Rabbanut

They have been the subject of a trend of restaurants giving up their hechsher due to it being too expensive and the Rabbanut not willing to work for free.Just last week there was a restaurant that didn't even have a hechsher from the Rabbanut but announced it was giving it up, seemingly to ride the coattails of the trend and bring in masses of anti-Rabbanut supporters as customers.

The Rabbanut, of course, posts all its updates, including such news of restaurants no longer being certified by the Rabbanut, on its Facebook page, among in its newsletter and in other relevant media.

According to Srugim, in the comments on the post about this latest restaurant giving up the hechsher it never even had, some people wrote some harsh comments about the Rabbanut, as often happens on such posts (or on posts elsewhere on these topics).

The Rabbanut fought back and trolled the commenters on its page. The Chief Rabbinate FB account responded to harsh comments with even harsher responses. The account responded to someone with a doctorate degree saying that obviously a doctorate gives no indication of being smart. Another person was told that if she has no idea what she is talking about, in the future it would be better for her to just disconnect her keyboard. Another person who called the Rabbanut primitive was told that his parents were primitive for raising him to be rude. And more.

When the Rabbanut was called out on this, they apologized and blamed it on one of their employees who went rogue and responded to comments using the Rabbanut account though he thought he was writing from his own personal account. They have since disciplined him and taken away his access to the Rabbanut account, and deleted the offensive comments (though some are screenshot and included in the Srugim article).

Haha! so they normally troll their commenters by using personal accounts, not in  he formal name of the Rabbanut. This guy forgot, so he got in trouble...

As much as a I like a good troll and good on them for fighting back, the Rabbanut is there to serve the public and is an official governmental body. I am not sure criticizing people in a very personal way is the right way to go about their business. The lack of care or concern about what the public thinks of them is precisely a large part of what people don't like about the Rabbanut bureaucracy.








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masks instead of seat-belts...

I remember the days when people would post on the local community groups - Facebook and email - warnings, or announcements, to beware of certain streets, often in the shopping center of the neighborhood, because police were stationed there checking drivers and passengers for seat-belts and for holding the mobile phone and/or talking while driving, and other common violations that brought in nice revenue to the police station.

Today I drove past police in the neighborhood shopping center, but they were not stopping cars looking to hand out tickets for hands-free violations and seat-belts. The police today are out looking to fine people, pedestrians and consumers of public transportation, for not wearing masks properly.

It seems the masks bring in more revenue nowadays than the seat-belts...





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Quote of the Day

All this nonsense that there are people who don't have anything to eat because of Corona, it is c**p. There are a million unemployed and until today most of them have received unemployment payments and now we need to get them back into the workforce. There are businesses that were hurt and are in bad shape, but to say people don't have food to eat - that is populism.

  -- Minister [of Nothing] Tzachi Hanegbi

Hanegbi came under fire for this. Even Prime Minister Netanyahu had to apologize for what Hanegbi said



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Jul 2, 2020

Cash is King? It isnt even a prince!


A couple of years ago the State passed new laws to limit the use of cash, as the trend is going around the world to prevent money laundering and tax evasion, At the time I said cash is no longer king.

Well, now cash is no longer even a prince.

According to Globes, the Finance Minister, Yaakov Katz, has decided to further limit transactions in cash and cut the limits by a lot!

According to the new limits, businesses will be able to process cash transactions with a limit of 6000nis, down from 11,000nis. Individuals will be allowed to handle cash up to 15,000nis instead of 50000nis.

Katz's decision needs to be approved by the Finance Committee still, s we'll see what happens, but plan accordingly.


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almost as long as BIbi!

Voters in Russia just approved a constitutional amendment, among others, that will allow President Vladimir Putin to theoretically stay in office until the year 2036.

By then he'll be in office nearly as long as Bibi!

Of course, if that's the will of the people, so be it....


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Why is this IKEA different than all other IKEAS?

In more IKEA Eshtaol news, Shemesh is reporting that the meat restaurant has finally just oepened.

As well, people were questioning why this branch of all the branches, this branch right next door to a large Haredi community, would not have a Kehilot hechsher, but only had a Mateh yehuda hechsher with the rabbi saying all the products are form Kehilot, Rubin and Eida hechshers - but the hechsher itself was not one most in the Haredi community (and maybe plenty in other religious communities) would eat. So why would this branch be different from all other branches? Why is this IKEA different than all other IKEAS?  Ma Nishtana?

The answer might be "so the children will ask".

But it is not.

I do not know why, but the Shemesh news is also reporting that they have now gotten the Kehillot kashrut teuda in IKEA Eshtaol, so while the question remains unanswered, it has also become irrelevant.




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Bloi notices the little Corona changes in yeshiva bochurim

Rav Motka Bloi, Bnei Braq educator and askan for the Degel Hatorah faction of UTJ, is disturbed by the changes in the Haredi wrought by CoronaVirus - changes he says are bad, even devastating.

A lot has been discussed as to how Corona will change us all, by the time it is over. A lot of fuss was made specifically with how it will change the Haredi community, especially in light of the early on lack of rabbinic leadership that made bad decisions that turned out to be harmful to the community. A lot has been written suggesting it would mostly hurt the institution of "daas torah", with banned internet use also being a clear victim.

Bloi points to a number of problems he is already seeing, such as:

  - many yeshivas are still closed. As well, yeshiva ketanas that are functioning are generally on a  shortened schedule, as they cannot provide food - so the boys start the day at 9:30, 10am instead of at 7, and they finish at 8pm instead of at 9pm. These are a lot of extra hours the boys have no framework to be in. The best of the boys expend their energy going to the Kotel, while the more "chevraman" type might go to Kever Yosef and the like, many regular boys are going on trips such as bike trips along the beach, and many are spending a lot of time on the Internet.

 - families are in conflict. normally the boys are mostly out of the house, in yeshivas. Now with the boys home so much, the parents might ask the boys to help with chores around the house. Yet the boy with no schedule might wake up late and when he goes down to shul he forgets to take the garbage out with him, and it leads to friction.

  - some boys, even in haredi cities, are busy playing football (soccer) with "problematic" people - at some point the good boys also might take off their shirt and tzitzis - hey, it is hot - and suddenly he isn't the same young man any longer.
source: Kikar

it is the little things. Everyone looks at the big things, but ignore the little things. Bloi is noticing the little changes. The little changes might lead to big changes, for sure, but these little changes are also a big deal for this type of a community.








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Jul 1, 2020

the restaurant that lost its hechsher... or did it?

It seems that people running restaurants realize that losing, or giving up, a Rabbanut teuda due to Corona problems (ie hechsher/teuda too expensive in the days of Corona) can be very profitable, at least in the short term. It becomes splashy news, and the masses come out to support the restaurant against the oppressive and insensitive Rabbanut. It might not work as a long term boost to business, but at least int eh short term it can give the restaurant a nice jolt.

A restaurant in Kiryat Ono, Hamaadaniya Shel Erez, put out an announcement that it has decided to give up its connection with the Rabbanut due to financial difficulties due to CoronaVirus, and that from now the public should know that it is operating without a teudat kashrut.

The only problem is that shortly after the announcement one of the rabbis from the kashrut division of the local Rabbanut, along with the Chief Rabbi Rav Ratzon Arussi, responded exposing the announcement as fraudulent as this restaurant has never had a teuda from the Rabbanut, so it isn't giving up anything. They have operated until now without a teudat kashrut and are continuing to do so.

To explain further the rabbis said that the restaurant owners did recently request a teudat kashrut. They responded positively to some of the Rabbanut's requests, but they refused other aspects of the Rabbanut's concerns, such as food sold on Fridays being supervised.

The Rabbanut stressed that this restaurant never had a teuda, and had only started communicating with the Rabbanut about the possibility but it had not ended with any certification. They were granted a temporary authorization, without a teuda, for 2 days, based on a promise about kashrut on products sold out of the city. Immediately after that they announced that they are giving up on the Rabbanut and will be operating from now without a teuda.

The restaurant owners responded saying that they really planned on getting a teuda from the Rabbanut since the restaurant is really kosher anyway, just without a teuda, but when they saw the massive investment they would need to make based on the requirements of the Rabbanut, they decided they could not do it. They said there was a mashgiach from the Rabbanut each day with a temporary kashrut teuda and this was coordinated via the Rabbanut. Because they had announced they were kosher with the Rabbanut (ie on a temporary basis with intent to become permanent), when the communication with the Rabbanut was ended, integrity demanded of them that they announce that they will no longer have the Rabbanut teuda.
source: Kikar

As King Solomon said, only God knows what is in the hearts of man. We don't really know if this was a scam or an honest attempt that just didn't work out. but it looks really bad (from the little we know). Sure, the Rabbanut has a lot to work on and we all know how difficult the Rabbanut can be - that does not mean every claim against the Rabbanut is fair and justified and even true. This is nothing like any of the other recent cases. if a non-kosher restaurant, even if they claim they were technically kosher before, wants to become kosher, they are going to have to make changes and meet the requirements, and that takes investment.







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Facebook Status of the Day





Mayor of Bet Shemesh Dr Aliza Bloch announced today that work is going ahead full steam on the construction of the new municipal cultural center in Bet Shemesh, and also on the construction of the the branch of the youth organization Ariel. The city continues to invest in culture and in informal education. We work for you.
Included in the post is a picture of the new cultural center (and less interestingly of the youth organization building). From the picture it looks like the cultural center is nearing completion...


As you can see from the picture, Bet Shemesh is building the largest toilet bowl in the world. It might even qualify for the Guinness Book of World Records!

I still think Moshe Abutbol, former Mayor of Bet Shemesh who set the design for this cultural center and approved the construction, should win the award for the greatest troll ever.






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Annexation Day!

Today is July 1, which is also Canada Day. Happy Canada Day. It is also Annexation Day, or Sovereignty Day, in Israel, as it is the day PM Netanyahu declared as the target date for annexation/sovereignty, with many amendments to that statement coming after the initial one.

So far the annexation has not happened today, nor has any declaration of sovereignty.

We shall see as the day progresses if that changes.

Basically, Annexation Day is going just about as well as the evacuation of Khan Al Ahmar that Netanyahu promised way back when and was then even granted the green light by the Supreme Court. And it will likely continue with that same status...


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Quote of the Day

On the way to the cemetery nobody is interested in if it was called "lockdown" or not. The situation in the city is not simple. In our neighborhoods there is a serious spread of the contagion. Unpopular steps must be taken.

  -- Yechiel Weingarten, UTJ City Councilman in Ashdod

finally, a UTJ politician not just saying populist statements but recognizing that the virus is spreading and steps must be taken to prevent it



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The City of David Uncovered- Episode 1 (video)

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Jun 30, 2020

Picture of the Day



photo credit: Reuven Castro
HatTip: Dov Lipman



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women soon to tbe allowed to take semicha tests, but not for semicha

Six+ years ago a group of women asked to be granted the right to take the Rabbanut tests for semicha. They said they were not seeking semicha certification, but wanted to be able to take the tests to confirm their knowledge.

A little over a year ago a group of women and some organizations petitioned the Supreme Court to force the Rabbanut to let women take the tests - nothing about granting certification for semicha, just take the tests. Rabbanut legal counsel then said that it supports letting the women take the tests and recommended alternate tracks be established for testing women.

It seems that the women also argued that testing only men is discriminatory, as the certification of the Rabbanut qualifies men for higher salaries in State-paid positions, and is also accredited as a BA equivalent, qualifying holders for positions unavailable to the women. Thus, they explain, the testing of men only is discriminatory.

According to JPost, the State's Attorney's office has said that the AG, Avihai Mandelblit, has decided to grant the request and is setting in motion the establishment of an alternate track of testing for women and to grant women accreditation. The State's Attorney's office has requested an exemption from the Supreme Court in order to put the new system in place.

It seems the track for women will not be through the Chief Rabbinate but will likely be through either the Education Ministry or the [new] Ministry of Higher Education, though it will be i coordination with the Chief Rabbinate and the Ministry of Religious Affairs. This alternate track will be available to women and to men who are not interested in serving as Rabbinate rabbis. Anyone passing these exams successfully will qualify for jobs and financial benefits the same way those who pass the Rabbanut exams do.
source: Kipa

To that end, Chief Rabbi Rav Yitzchak Yosef, has said that he opposes any form of rabbinic testing of women and that the Rabbanut is not an institution of higher education. The tole of the Chief Rabbinate is to train people and prepare them to be rabbis. He instructed the professionals involved in the Chief Rabbinate to oppose this as tradition and halacha do not allow training women for the rabbinate. Rav Yosef threatened that if women are allowed to take the exams, he will ban the Rabbanut tests entirely and not allow them to be held.
source: Behadrei, Kikar

I dont know if there is a misunderstanding, but it seems like the idea of taking it out of the hands of the Rabbanut and putting it under the authority of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education should have solved Rabbi Yosef's problem. By doing that, the test testing can be seen as academic in nature and not rabbinic.

Personally I do not see how the next step cannot be, certify us similarly to rabbis, with a different name, and of course not for jobs as rabbis but for personal affirmation and salaries as teachers, etc.

I don't know what halacha prevents women from being tested in halachic knowledge. Tradition does, I guess, but that is the tradition the women are fighting - the tradition controlled by men. I know we dont allow female rabbis and the like, but that is different than testing women in their knowledge of halacha. Even the State's Attorney's office is saying test them and give them accreditation but they are not saying to call them rabbis.

This legal stuff causes so many problems with religion, and a lot of it would likely be solved by the separation of Shul and State (though other problems might be caused).




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the pepperoni swastika

A fellow stopped at a Little Ceasars Pizza Shop in Brook Park, Ohio on his way home to pick up a pizza pie for dinner with his wife. After arriving home, they open the pizza box to dig in to dinner and to their surprise and shock they see the pepperonis on top of the pie laid out in the symbol of a swastika.

The couple called the shop back and it was already closed for the night, so they posted about it on social media. Two employees admitted to being responsible. They did not say, according to any reports, why they did this. The two were quickly fired.
source: CNN

Little Ceasars isn't kosher, but if they were looking for a way to make their pizza even less kosher than treif, they found it.

I did not see any indication in any of the articles I saw that this family, the Laska family, is Jewish and that they were specifically targeted by the pizza guy that felt so creative.

Interestingly, the Haredi website Actualic reported on this story as well, but they didnt mention pepperoni. They said it was tomatoes laid out in the shape of a swastika.

I don't know why they chose to design a pepperoni swastika, rather than the famous symbol of Julius Ceasar or the Roman Eagle symbol.

By then they probably didn't have an appetite, but I hope Little Ceasars offered them a whole bunch of free pies or something.



  





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induction stovetop causes kashrut outrage in jerusalem

A new kashrut scandal hit the media yesterday when Haaretz reporter Anshel Pfeffer reported that a Rabbanut mashgiach (actually fro the Jerusalem Moatza Hadatit) went in to the KALO restaurant, a restaurant that has been open and kosher for 25 years, and took away the teudat kashrut. According to the report, the mashgiach saw the Arab chef and insisted that the chef be fired. When the owner refused to fire the chef, the mashgiach threatened to remove the kashrut - the owner than took the certificate off the wall and handed it over.

 Right away this led to screams about chumrs and racism.

One claim was that the Rabbanut is changing its policy regarding bishul akum - non-Jews cooking. According to mehadrin standards, only a Jew can do the cooking, but according to regular Rabbanut standards a non-Jew can cook as long as the Jew lights the fire, in accordance with the halacha of bishul akum according to the Rama. This has been the situation until now, but suddenly the Rabbanut was disallowing it.

The second claim is that the Rabbanut is racist and just wanted the Arab chef fired. This claim seems extremely far fetched. Restaurants all over the place have Arabs employed as cooks, and if this was a new policy, it would not just be happening in one restaurant.

Upon further review and discussion, it turns out that the restaurant owner just recently bought a new stovestop for the restaurant. The new stovetop is an induction stovetop, and that is the source of the problem. I never really paid attention to the induction trend, as it seemed like a bother that was not worth it, but doing some research told me that induction works using magnets and whatnot and is not a traditional method of cooking. You need special pots that when place don the induction burner it "lights the fire", so to speak, as there is no fire. When the pot is removed it turns off.

This induction method causes all sorts of halachic difficulties. There are questions of bishul akum, along with questions of how to kasher, such as for Pesach, such ovens and stovetops. The major kashrut agencies in the USA seem to recommend staying away from induction cookers to avoid the difficulties.. It does seem to be a machlokes as to whether this is considered halachic cooking or not, as no fire is involved. The major USA kashrut agencies seem to be machmir and say it should be considered cooking and therefore bishul akum is a problem, as a Jew turning it on to start with does not help because every time the pot is picked up and put down it turns the stovetop off and back on, and that would be done by the gentile.

I did see a suggestion employed by the Orthodox Union in affiliated restaurants. They say a certian metal plate can be placed on the burner that would activate the magnets and keep the "fire" on. The pot would be placed on that metal plate for cooking. With the fire staying on because of the metal plate, this would avoid the bishul akum problem. I do not know if perhaps leaving the metal plate on the stovetop all the time and thereby leaving the "fire" on all the time would burn the stovetop out much quicker, or if it affects the cooking by having the metal plate there rather than cooking directly on the stovetop. I saw an opinion from the Star K that was not clear but seemed to say Rav Heineman allows cooking by a goy with induction ovens when no other solutions can be found as it is not actually bishul akum, but the article was not clear and I am not sure my understanding of what was written is accurate. The Tzomet Institute claims to have a solution for this as well similar to the OU using some sort of metal plate..

Clearly the issue is purely halachic because of the switch to using induction cooking, and is not an issue of racism or chumras. Just because there is a single opinion, not commonly accepted it seems, that allows it does not mean the Rabbanut must accept it and follow that opinion. Perhaps the Rabbanut could have been more sensitive and offered to work with the proprietor to find a solution, but what was done was based on halacha, not new chumras or racism.

A potential solution, beyond checking into the Tzomet Institute solution, would be for the owner to replace the induction stovetop with a gas stovetop as he used to have. Maybe put the old one back, if it still works, or get a new one. Maybe he can sell the induction stove, or return it, or write it off as a loss and a bad business decision. Losing the hechsher over the stovetop seems like a bad idea. Sure many people will heed the cry to rally behind KALO against the Rabbanut, but that won't really last more than a few days, or a couple of weeks. Then people will get back to routine, and he'll still have his restaurant  with no teudat kashrut that many people won't in.

sources: Kol Ha'ir Jerusalem, INN



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Tweet of the Day






kol hakavod on those numbers@ I guess the days of the Internet asifas are behind us....

and I wonder why so many of the affiliated schools had to stand strong in their ideology and only use telephone systems during the pandemic rather than zoom....


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Bitul Torah & Creativity (Panel)

The Franciska Show and The Orthodox Conundrum present BITUL TORAH AND CREATIVITY: The Challenges and Opportunities of Being a Religious Artist






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MK Bennett on how to deal with Corona (video)







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Mk Eichler Upset at Knesset Podium about abusing the religious (video)

MK Eichler (UTJ) has a way with words....





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Karvah - Eitan Katz feat. Zusha (video)







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Jun 29, 2020

perplexing new Corona guidelines

All along, since the beginning of CoronaVirus, the instructions and guidelines form the Ministry of Health have been vague, contradictory, seemingly senseless at times, and vexing. 

Today's announcement of new regulations put all the previous ones to shame.

The numbers are spiking and the Corona Cabinet has been debating reversing some of the lightening of the restrictions over the past month in order to try to reign in the contagion. Today they decided some strange decisions to that end.

The Corona Cabinet today decided that wedding halls and cultural centers can continue to have events of up to 250 people, but only until July 9. And as much as possible the event should be outdoors. Between July 9 and July 31 250 will only be allowed at an outdoor event/wedding, but at an indoor wedding the limit will be 100 maximum. After July 31 the situation will be reevaluated.

So, they are worried today about the quick spread of the virus, so in two weeks the size of weddings and concerts will be limited.

huh?

If you need to limit weddings because of the virus, why not from today?

July 9 is the beginning of the "Three Weeks", so presumably there are far fewer weddings happening anyway. Mostly just Sefardi weddings. Is this discrimination? They kept it at 250 now because of the Ashkenazi weddings, but when the Ashkenazis dont care anymore they drop it to 100?

July 31 is the end of the Three Weeks. That's when it will be reevaluated - but don't they reevaluate anyway every day or every week based on the new contagion numbers?

This is just weird. Today they know it is ok enough for a 250 person wedding, but in two weeks it will be too dangerous.




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sailing across the Atlantic during CoronaVirus

This story described in an article in the Jerusalem Post is amazing...

Some fellow living on an island near Portugal wanted to visit his 90 year old father in Argentina, but couldn't because Argentina had shut down air travel to the country. So he prepped his sailboat and sailed 85 days across the Atlantic

Here you go:
Coronavirus couldn't keep a son away from his 90-year old father. The New York Times reported that a 47-year old man on an island off Portugal sailed across the Atlantic Ocean for 85 days to reach his aging father in Argentina.
Juan Manuel Ballestero began his sea voyage in mid-March, after Argentina canceled all international passenger flights due to the growing pandemic, the Times said. He couldn't bear enduring the global crisis away from his family and his aging father, so he said he loaded his 29-foot sailboat with canned tuna, fruit and rice and began his ocean journey from the small Portuguese island of Porto Santo.
Ballestero is an experienced sailor from a seafaring family. He bought his sailboat in 2017 with the goal of fulfilling of carrying out the advice an experienced fisherman had given him: “Go see the world.” And so he did.
According to the Times, Portuguese authorities warned Ballestero before the trip that he might not be able to return, and friends tried to talk him out of it, to no avail. Ballestero was determined. Faith helped him overcome the challenges of loneliness, danger, hunger, and fuel shortages, and taught him "lots of humility," he said.
Toward the end of his trip, after word of the voyage got out to the media, Ballestero created an Instagram account to document his adventure. He reached his home town on June 17 to much fanfare, but he had to wait 72 hours for his coronavirus test to come back negative before he was allowed to see his family.
“What I lived is a dream,” Ballestero said afterward.

wow!

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Yuli Edelstein is barely keeping his head above water

I kind of feel bad for Yuli Edelstein. For the first time he took a real job in the government, after much cajoling and pressure, rather than the important Speaker of the Knesset position he held for a long time but wasn't available to him in this government, and he is floundering.

Edelstein is a good guy, a good politician, as far as I can tell. The Speaker of the Knesset position is considered very important and senior, but it isn't the same as running a ministry.

It is possible I just don't know what they do as Speaker of the Knesset, but it seems to me that make sure proper decorum is followed in the Knesset and that the functioning of the Knesset is efficient is not quite the same as running a complicated ministry that affects the lives of all Israelis. Most, or many, of  the ministries in the government also affect institutions throughout the State. I am convinced that as important as a position as Speaker of the Knesset is, from the perspective of work and responsibility it pales compared to a senior ministry. Correct me if I am wrong.

Edelstein wanted to stay in his long-held position of Speaker of the House. he seemingly did a good job there and appeared stately. There was really very little he could do there that would make him look bad to the people of Israel, and he mostly stayed out of the political fighting - and when he finally didn't, during the 3 election rounds this past year, that is when people got upset at him and he was pushed out.

So Yuli Edelstein was persuaded to take the Health Ministry, against his better wishes. But he took it. I don't blame him for Corona. This is an unknown disease with no cure, no treatment, no vaccine and no precedent. Yet under his watch, the Health Ministry is floundering. they cannot seem to pass sensible decisions for new sets of rules. I don't envy any of the politicians or professionals tasked with the job of trying to keep Corona at bay while also encouraging the economy and getting people back to work and back to their lives. It is an impossible task. CoronaVirus is making a bold comeback.And I think Edelstein looks kind of hapless in his new role. In this role he has to actually work hard, and not just tell MKs when to speak and when to be quiet. I don't know that he would have been so hapless in any ministry - I am sure he is quite capable, but the Health Ministry at this time seems to be drowning him.

None of this is Edelstein's fault, but he is not getting any sense of control over the situation, and I think his reputation will be hurt for it.


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Tweet of the Day

weird (accidental published?), but at least they apologized...





in case you had not seen the original offensive cartoon editorial, here it is:





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Quote of the Day

I hear today about the right to protest as a "holy right". I never before heard such a thing. My grandfather was going through Batei Ungarin when the people there were protesting, the police beat him and broke his hand.

  -- MK Yisroel Eichler

yes, perhaps it must be clarified - the right to protest is peaceful protest with police permits..




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We Will Yet Meet Again: Episode 8: Personal Confession (video)







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Virtual Shuls, PREMIERE VIDEO, Modeh Ani by Omer Adam (video)

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Jun 28, 2020

Interesting Psak: witnesses at wedding with face masks

Rav Bunim Shreiber, Rosh Yeshiva of Netiv Daas and rabbi in Ashdod, has paskened that witnesses at a wedding must remove their masks, or lower them to make the face visible, during the chuppa. They must do so even though it means breaking the Ministry of Health guidelines (for a short period of time).

Rabbi Shreiber explains that by wearing the masks, the witnesses cannot be fully identified by other people. Wearing the mask would make it difficult, if not impossible, to be "meizim" the witnesses. Viable witnesses must be potentially impeachable as "plotting witnesses", eidim zomemim. Yet with their faces covered, nobody would be able to impeach their testimony by saying they were spotted elsewhere, so the testimony shouldn't be valid to start with. Thus, the masks must be removed to make them potentially impeachable.

Rav Chaim Feinstein, the Rosh Yeshiva of Ateres Shlomo, disagrees and believes that testimony requiring theability to be impeachable is only a law found in the laws of Choshen Mishpat, financial laws, and is not found discussed as a factor in Even HaEzer - the laws of family such as marriage and divorce.
source: Hamechadesh

I would add that the Gemara talks about the rules of eidim zomemim in regards to issues of the death penalty, not just financial matters. Also with regards to transgressions that would obligate one in receiving lashes. So I am not sure this categorization is accurate, but I don't know enough about the application of eidim zomemim to argue this reasonably.

I would also note that the witnesses are supposed to be witnessing Reuven marrying Sarah, or whoever. In many weddings the bride, Sarah in our example, is covered by a very thick veil that is not see through. I have almost never seen the witnesses look under the veil, have the bride lift the veil for a moment. I do know one person, and have seen it myself, who has been witness at a number of weddings, and he is always careful to insist on having the bride lift the veil so he can confirm who the bride is, that she is the person that the groom is supposed to be marrying. But that is uncommon. I find it interesting that these rabbonim are debating the mask that partially, and only for this hopefully temporary period of time, covers the faces of the witnesses, yet make no mention of  the mask, the veil, that regularly covers the entire face of the bride.







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God TV taken down by the Jews

God TV's Shelanu TV station broadcasting on HOT in Israel has been under review for possibly obtaining its broadcast licence under false pretenses. When applying for the licence God TV declared that their programming is for the Christian audience in Israel, but in actuality it was targeted at Jewish Israelis.

After a period of review, the Council for Cable and Satellite Broadcasting has decided to suspend the licence due to the targeting of Israelis in its programming.

Sadly, this time around we didn't get a great song from Mordechai Ben David. I still think "Yerushalayim is not for sale" is one of his best ever.



The subject matter is ripe for some cute jokes, like the Jews kill off their god again.. or, their god isn't as powerful as the cable TV committee... or Israel crucifies Christian God...




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Quote of the Day

The discussion held in the Finance Committee last week we on a topic that is justified, but the timing was wrong. The issue is justified, as I should not be hit with a personal tax that no previous Prime Minister had to pay, but the timing was wrong and for that I am sorry.

 -- PM Benjamin Netanyahu

As I said last week, I don't know if the issue itself is right or wrong as to whether or not he should have to pay or not retroactively, as I don't know what the policy has been pre-Netanyahu. But, to debate this issue in the height of the terrible unemployment happening right now is the height of insensitivity, but that is really the story of the entire government at the moment. At least he apologized.



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The Newest Hebrew word in the dictionary

And in really important news, The Academy for the Hebrew Language has announced the now official, and proper, Hebrew word for emoji.

The new word is "simlon" - סמלון

Interestingly, the word simlon sounds like smiley, but that's not where they took it from. They re-conjugated the word "semel", which means symbol or emblem.

It should be noted that the original "official" Hebrew word for emoji was partzufon, from the word partzuf, face, but that was when emojis were just smileys. Now that they are all sorts of symbols, simlon is a more encompassing word.

I would also note that simlon is very similar sounding, though not in spelling, to simla, a dress, and just by listening one might think a simlon is a small dress. But it isn't. :-)

You can find this word and other new Hebrew words on the Academy's FB page..

👌👍😀






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Headlines Podcast: 6/27/20 - Show 278 - Slavery and Racism - The Torah view (audio)







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LapidCast: Dr. Tzviya Greenfeld - for an hour I looked for something to argue about, but couldnt find anything (video)

People think Minister Omer Yankelevitch (Kachol Lavan) was the first Haredi female MK and that was groundbreaking. They forget about former MK Tzviya Greenfeld from Meretz. Yankelevtich is the first Haredi female minister, but not MK...





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Rabbi Simcha Scholar - Fighting Illness with Love - (Ep. 33) (video)

Since 1987, Chai Lifeline’s mission has been to restore the light of childhood to children whose innocence ended when cancer, life-threatening, or lifelong illness was diagnosed. Through free programs that address the emotional, social, and financial needs of seriously ill children, their families, and communities, Chai Lifeline restores normalcy to family life, and better enables families to withstand the crises and challenges of serious pediatric illness. My guest today, Rabbi Simcha Scholar is the CEO of Chai Lifeline. I had the privilege of being a counselor and Division Head in Camp Simcha, which is a summer program that offers children with cancer and chronic illnesses a chance to enjoy the joys of overnight camp and to be a kid again. What they do is incredible! They have supported and help children who are battling cancer and chronic illnesses and their families to not just here in the U.S., but across the world. They're helping thousands and thousands of children and families taking on the most challenging time of their life. Today we talk about the genesis of Chai Lifeline, what it takes to be a fearless leader and how one can step up for their community.





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Rothschild Brothers -Tatte Ich Beit (video)







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Jun 26, 2020

Pey Dalid - Featuring Sam Glaser - L'cha Dodi (Official Video)







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Jun 25, 2020

Quote of the Day

The Haredi community has its own unique needs, and the clerks need to understand these needs and sometimes to know how to find creative solutions. for them, the good of the community is not at the top of their priorities. Every single average, or lower, yeshiva bachur, is more talented than them - the clerks decide whatever they want and we have to act based on that?

  -- Deputy Minister of Transportation Uri Maklev

yeah, like everybody else in the country . we are all at the whims of the clerks of whatever government office we need something from





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Behind the Bima (Episode #13 - 6.24.20) Special Guest: Dr. Jerome Groopman (video)







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te Jewish community of the United Arab Emirates (video)

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Meet Orthodox Jewish All Star, Jerry Wittenstein, Who Developed Half Of Apollo 11’s Trajectories (video)







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UnderDos: What's the reason, with Mr Masoud EP1 (video)







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Shalva Band and Kobi Marimi - Zappa - Million Dreams (video)







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Jun 24, 2020

Ofer Levi wants his fans to dress modestly at his concerts

According to Haredim10, performer Ofer Levi has publicized a post asking women who come to his concerts to come dressed modestly. Levi says that this is a personal request and he would appreciate if people respond positively as he wants to feel comfortable and eb able to give his all at his performances.

Levi explained in an interview that he is disgusted by pritzus. It is chilul kodesh and he cant look at such women. Levi says that for 26 years he has been doing teshuva with ups and downs, but int he past two and a half years he has gotten much stronger and frummer and is now very careful about lashon hara, guarding his eyes and not touching women. he says that when he stands on stage and sings with full intent of the song to be holy and in front of him are immodest women, he just can't.

According to the article, his fans are upset about the request.

To start, I looked for the post on his official Facebook page but could not find it. Maybe he removed it due to the backlash from his fans, or maybe it is on a different page I did not find.

Next, scrolling through his page, he publicizes a lot of concerts on the beach or near the beach. While maybe at a stadium or concert hall the request is more reasonable, but if he is performing at a beach, I am not sure what he expects from his secular audience. And if he is serious about his request, perhaps he should change the venue and perform less, or not at all, at places that are conducive for less modestly dressed women to attend.

And lastly, good for him. I am happy he is doing what he feels is right and is sensitive to things that disturb that - but instead of asking others to change, perhaps he should look for a different audience now that he is frum and "mitchazek" with sensitivities such as those that he has.



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Screaming about the new closure on some Haredi neighborhoods

The screaming is back again.

The government led by the Health Ministry and PM Netanyahu has decided to try to get control over the surge in CoronaVirus infections. They ave decided to put a closure on certain neighborhoods that have outstanding numbers of infections. Some of the neighborhoods set to go into some sort of closure (they say it won be quite the same as last time) include several Haredi neighborhoods around the country (such as part of Elad, neighborhoods of Tiberias and maybe some others).

Some people are very upset about this closure, saying it is prejudiced against Haredim and causes people to think badly of them. Not just that, but some people are screaming that it isn't even fair because Haredim are adhering to the guidelines, even more than other sectors in Israel, so the closure isn't even deserved.

It might be true. I am willing to say that it is true, and generally the Haredi communities are being very careful about the guidelines. More or less, it does mostly appear to me as most people I see in the Haredi community are being careful, though some are not (like in any group not everyone follows the rules all the time). And maybe they are even more strict and careful about it than most people in other groups. But that does not matter. Corona is surging in some Haredi areas (along with some other non-Haredi areas as well) because in some areas they are not careful, even though in other areas they are. So the Corona surge shouldn't be dealt with in those areas just because in otgher areas they are following the rules?

I am not in favor of a closure. I don't know if it is effective or not. i will leave that to the discretion of the authorities - they know what tools are available to them and can decide which is most effective considering the situation. If they decide on some sort of closure, it is only based on the numbers of infections jumping, not because anyone is anti-Haredi. Sure, most Haredim are keeping the rules, but some aren't and they are causing the infection to spread in their areas. If you have a better solution than closure, suggest it to the relevant authorities instead of just screaming about the closure.



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Quote of the Day

It is a mitzva and an obligation to be careful about all the guidelines form the Ministry of Health, especially regarding wearing a mask, and whoever treats this lightly is putting others at risk We said that fro the first moment and we have warned people nto to take it lightly, and that there are no compromises in safeguarding people's lives.

  -- Viznitzer Rebbe in Bnei Braq to Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein


interestingly, he said this while he had guests in his house but did not wear a mask (it looks like Yuli's is on his chin, which is no better), so his warning everyone to be strict and careful about wearing masks and following the rules seems to fall short..


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