Torah and Halacha are not supposed to be politically correct

I know what I’m about to say is going to piss off some of you nutty left winged morons, but it needs to be said. I’m sick of people trashing the true believers and authentic followers of Judaism for the real and true interpretation of the Torah and Halacha. I have seen a disturbing trend in which people to the left of the black hat seem to think they understand the Torah better than those who actually study it day and night and keep to the true interpretation and mesorah from Sinai.

Just like the few Mormon fundamentalists who distort what Joseph Smith had in mind when founding the religion, there a few Chassidim who distort the religion and create a lot of headaches for everyone else. But for everyone that wants to try and find some sort of politically correct answer to the harsh reality of a true Torah observant lifestyle is headed in the same direction as the Reform, Conservative, Modern Orthodox and Chabad Jewish movements. These movements are false in the eyes of real Jews and you don’t need to venture far into authentic Judaism to see why. These movements have distorted Torah Judaism to make it user friendly and invite secular ideals into their lives, but why keep kosher, shabbos or any other halacha if you’re not going to keep a true separation between us and them. Do not be fooled by the black hats of chabad and the large Israeli flags of the modern orthodox, they are just like the Reform Jews – only a little better at marketing their falsehoods and seemingly authentic Judaism. The only thing authentic about these people is they are claiming to be Orthodox yet accepting of non-religious Jews. In many cases one is supposed to kill his idol worshiping Jewish bretheren no matter how bad it may look. Baruch Hashem that someone had the guts to speak the emes in sefer Toras Hamelech.

Now you even have some authentic Jews being swayed by the anti-Jewish left wing Jewish controlled media which paints all true Jews as barbaric and ancient, the truth is, that in order to remain Torah observant one needs to be ancient. The Torah itself is ancient, from a “barbaric time” yet we have survived and continue to. What will be of the non-authentic Jews in 50 years. Intermarried and running around naked I suppose.

So many halachos have been deemed as non-politically correct, yet those very same people which espouse the changing of halacha are themselves picking and choosing their own things in the shulchan aruch to keep. To say that something gives you inspiration is absolute apikorsus. To say such a thing proves that your Judaism is based on your own needs and not on Hashems. To say something which Hashem commands us to do is wrong or backward or out of date is absolutely disgusting, to say you did something commanded of you for any other reason than that God said so – is leading us astray.

 

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  • jo

    hey heshy if you want to do satire do satire, don’t do thinly veiled insults. especially the exact thing you are satirizing your opponents on.

    • http://www.frumsatire.net Heshy Fried

      Who said this was satire? In fact there is a lot of truth to this post, unfortunately the liberals have hijacked even the most frum parts of Judaism to make it more friendly, down to earth, nice sounding and they’ve taken obvious chukim and tried to make them user friendly. I have no idea why we keep kosher, but apparently some folks like to think it’s healthier for you and that brings us to the dangerous road of doing things for our own self rather than for Hashem. Authentic Torah Jews know this to be false and they don’t question God’s intentions, they study them and do them properly without politically correct kiruv garbage compliments of Aish – see my next post on why Kiruv is ruining Judaism.

  • BZ

    Heshy, I don’t comment often, but I usually like your stuff, but here you are taking a legitimate issue and exaggerating it to absurd levels, implying that the issue does not exist. I agree with the title of this post 100%. You cannot do things that contradict halacha to be politically correct. What you can do, is minimize the situations when the two contradict. No need to declare your beliefs in front of non-Jews just to anger them.

  • kishmir

    Halacha is stuff that rabbis invented to keep the flock in line and is hardly torah true. Shulchan aruch is a handbook for obsessive-compulsive behavior.

    • http://www.frumsatire.net Heshy Fried

      Of course, but it’s worked, we’ve survived and we’ve flourished. If you don’t want to be OCD, you don’t have to, but why insult those fine people who believe in this stuff no matter how farfetched it may be.

    • http://philosotox.blogspot.com/ Dave

      but think about how many people are obsessive compulsive anyway and do nothing but suffer for it. At least Judaism has an outlet to what our natures are about anyway. Or maybe that explanation is too secular

    • Anon89

      That is actually apikorses to say. to only believe in the torah sheb’chsav you are denying the mishna the talmud and all the commentaries after that when every good frum jew realizes that this is torah misinai also,its not a handbook for OCD, its a handbook for how torah observant jews should live.

  • Reb Yid

    There is an important point here. I usually find that if some Jewish practice offends the 21st century sensibility it is because the practice is either (1) misunderstood, (2) not done correctly or (3) is a much later-day addition to Jewish practice.

    • http://yeshivaforum.wordpress.com OfftheDwannaB

      A man shall not lay with a man as one lays with a woman, it is an abomination.
      -Torah, 1st edition.

      Some things force you to make a choice. Torah, or modern ideas. I’m not saying which is correct, I’m saying its not going to mesh like you imagine it does.

      • http://conservadox.tripod.com Woodrow/Conservadox

        Depends on how you define ” lay with a man as one lays with a woman.”

        • JohnL

          Woodrow…good point! Perhaps God is just telling people who are so inclined to just flip him over.

        • http://yeshivaforum.wordpress.com OfftheDwannaB

          Ahah. So the Torah means no cuddling. When men have sex, it needs to be straight fucking.

          • Yochanan

            No, standing up.

          • http://beismedrash.blogspot.com Lex Luthor

            Or maybe we completely missed the boat and the Torah is really saying we shouldn’t lie to fellow men the way we do to women.

  • This is Crap

    I pray for your unborn children. They were never even given a fighting chance…

  • Meshugah

    Look who is speaking, you with your Ashkenazi Apikorot (not Apikoros!) pronunciation! Everyone knows Moshe Rabbeinu was wearing a Fez , not some mink carcass for a hat! It’s silly Ashkenazi clothing and chumrot and let’s not forget deviant nusach that has put Judaism off the derech!

    • http://yeshivaforum.wordpress.com OfftheDwannaB

      R u being serious?

      • oy

        He does call himself Meshugah.

        • Matt

          Could be a metal fan.

      • Meshugah

        I am very serious (kind of xD). Seriuosly though, there’s no divisions in the Sephardic world like there are in Ashkenazi (reform, conservative and orthodox) and I think the Sephardic acceptence of modernity has contributed to cohesion in the community, whereas the shetl mentality of ultra-orthodox ashkenazi has not.

        • Yochanan

          Epikoros (with a segol under the alef) has a samekh at the end. It derives from Epikouros, the name of Greek philosopher. It is not a plural form of “Epikora”.

          • Meshugah

            Mea culpa, thanks for the correction.

  • Simeon the Just

    Having just arrived in the TARDIS from the Temple in Jerusalem (where I live in the year 3465), I am certainly going to piss off those crazy people in the black hats who pretend to be Jewish.

    As high priest, I know that the only proper way to show devotion to God is through sacrifice. We always use musical instruments on Shabbat and Yom Tovim to demonstrate our joy. While we say Shema, and the blessings before and after shema, as well as an 18 blessing prayer, all the rest of your siddur is corrupted by what I am told are “piyyutim” written a thousand years after my time, even after the time of your Gemarah, and a few psalms. We could finish the morning prayers in five minutes, not including the time for sacrifice.

    Also, this whole “kashrut” industry is absurd. Our meat came from the temple, but nobody had two separate sets of dishes, much less separate sinks. Most people were lucky if they had one set of dishes. Nobody was checking for bugs on lettuce with lightboxes since Edison hadn’t invented light bulbs yet. We ate our vegetables and we were happy to have them, and we would have loved to have corn on Pesach, since we didn’t have corn (which is a new world food) and only an idiot would confuse corn and wheat.

    Finally, those black hats are dressed completely inappropriately. Jews don’t wear those kind of clothes. We dress in tunics and girdles, with a mantle and maybe a headdress for the wealthy (but no black hats please). Almost everyone wears sandals.

    The black hats have made up so many commandments that were not given to us by God that they are clearly heretics.

    • U avi

      Awesome.

      • Chani

        This is the best reply ive seen. I was going to answer something to the effect of… what are real jews anyway? Jews have lived so differently throughout history…there have been many factions of judaism…

        But this puts it out there so much better.

    • Meshugah

      Kol haKavod!

      Hey, how about Scottish kilts? Would those suffice for a tunic?

    • http://AztecQueen2000.blogspot.com AztecQueen2000

      Not to mention, who wears black anyway? Chukas l’Goyim! You’re dressing like the priests of avodah zarah who bow down to statues of Yoshke. If you truly want to be a holy nation, you wear white tunics and lots of colors. Blue, red, gold, purple, and pretty jewelry.

  • Rabbi Talli Bahn

    Heshy
    I see you must have gone to the same Yeshiva as I did. My rebbes told me the same things. There is hope for you. We can fix your belief that there is only one right wing. You have to come to my weekend retreat-ashram shabbaton where we’ll sing shlomo songs, get high, and dry hump in awkward but purely shomer-negiah ways.

    As for the commentors here, sadly, there is no hope for them. Like so many, they are lost, in a world of confusion. They faith isn’t real, it’s just an illusion. I cry for them all, I pity them so, for the beautiful things they don’t know.

  • Ron

    I see what you did there.

  • Anonymous

    See “idol worship vs chumros”

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t this why we need to want mashiach to set us straight!

  • http://woodrowconservadox.wordpress.com Woodrow/Conservadox

    We want mashiach, but i’m afraid we’ll have to settle for mashgiah!

  • shoshana

    Believe it or not we are in the middle of the war. This is a fight for souls and our adversaries mastered the art of deception. Those pure and of humble heart seem totally unprepared but yet no need to leave them as a bait in a futile hope that the vultures will satisfy they hunger and let us be.

    If Jewish people can learn anything from history, then this thing is of utmost importance: you can’t negotiate your place by compromising your identity.

    It’s totally not trendy nowadays to hold on certain beliefs. It makes you look so unrefined and uncivilized. The language of the public discourse is purposely vague and non-committal, so to firmly believe in something seems outlandish and weird. If you use some simple Google search you will find tens of papers from social sciences “proving” through their smooth soft gloves of inconsequential methodology that ancient religions belong at best to some personal development corner.

    So we are in the middle of the war, but yet it’s hard to see for many what is it all about. But the answer is strikingly simple: it’s about YOU and YOUR soul.

  • Anon89

    As to this post, Heshy you say you have issues with those who hate on the orthodox and call it old and barbaric, you miss one point; namely that the torah doesnt change and never will change and if we thing we are ‘modernizing’ and the torah has to get with the times then we have forsaken our beliefs and thats a problem.
    the liberal agenda doesnt comport with torah, it just doesnt. to say that the times changed and therefore men can lie with men, is not true (sorry if offensive just an example but true). the torah doesnt allow it and it doesnt give a statute of limitations on it, its everlasting, and in order to be a frum jew that cannot be changed and yes if you feel its barbaric you have do some introspection and see where you really hold.

  • http://onthefringe_jewishblog.blogspot.com/ Shira Salamone
  • V Visen

    Heshy your’e so right in this post, that it seems a bit sarcastic.
    I fully agree, I’ve seen the other side already.

  • shane

    So what is the most authentic Judism today? What one is the closet to what would have been acceptable to Mosess?

    • http://ha-mayvinyavin.blogspot.com/2012/02/you-dont-have-tv-and-none-of-your.html Alter Cocker

      You’d have to ask Moses.

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