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Yaakov Avinu Had a Dream

One of the surest signs that someone is going off the derech is when they start speaking highly of Martin Luther King. These days with everyone online we’re exposed to liberals and worse; liberal Jews, who still maintain their Jewishness by preparing for Martin Luther King Day shloishim yoim koidim hachag. We start seeing our newsfeeds on Facebook and Twitter flooded with #MLK hashtagged quotes, quotes which are somehow supposed to be inspirational but which, to a real Jew, aren’t.

mlk“I have a dream”, what kind of naarishkeit is that? Yaakov Avinu had a dream, and that’s enough for me.

The idea that people should live together in peace? Who ever thought that was a Jewish ideal? Any self-respecting Jew who went to yeshiva or seminary in Israel or Gateshead knows that since the destruction of the temples Jews lived in ghettos because they didn’t want to have anything to do with their non-Jewish neighbors. They didn’t want to take even a tiny chance of being influenced by them, and the chances of being influenced by their neighbors was tiny because after all – their neighbors were always drunk or pogromming against them. Even so they didn’t want to take a chance and they allowed the goyim to lock them up in ghettos because that’s what Hashem wanted.

And let’s not forget that we only came to the unholy USA because the holy alte heim was overturned †by Hashem like Sodom and Gomorrah and when we got here, the better Jews amongst us immediately shuttered ourselves in ghettos in Lakewood, Boro Park, Williamsburg and New Square. It’s only out of towners who like the idea of living together in peace with the goyim because they’re influenced by the goyim around them.

The danger with allowing Martin Luther King’s ideas to penetrate our holy communities is that once you’re willing to live together with non-Jews in peace, next you’ll be willing to live in Riverdale next door to Open Orthodox Jews and that undermines Judaism faster than living in peace with the Reform.

So when you see someone posting MLK quotes today, or not working, you’ll be doing a mitzvah by giving them mussar†and helping them avoid going down the slippery slope to OTDland.

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  • Anonimous January 20, 2014, 8:54 AM

    Thanks to you Heshy and your blog, I no longer plan to go to Israel and convert to Judaism. Judaism is a beautiful and wonderful way of life, but the culture of Orthodox Judaism sounds terrible.
    Somehow you are more convincing than Jew and the City (she really tries, though)
    Thank you thank you thank you!

    • farher January 21, 2014, 2:50 PM

      A gentile has an easier route to heaven anyway, so why the burden…

    • Eli January 22, 2014, 4:21 AM

      Don’t judge Judaism by a satirical post made in jest. That would be a serious mistake. Go to Israel and judge Judaism for yourself and learn from genuine religious Jews. You get corrupt extremists in every religion who taint and subvert religion to fit into their lifestyle, Judaism is no different, and those corrupt Jews is what this blog pokes fun at. Obviously 99.9% of Jews, won’t remotely believe in the fallacies that this blog talks about.

  • Anonymous January 20, 2014, 9:07 AM

    Oh dear, I thought I was frum. Where do I turn myself in? My MLK day inspiration is already up on my FB page. Maybe it’s not too late for me. Is there a 12 step group for this? Gratefully, I don’t live in Monsey or Lakewood or even NYC, so I won’t infect my neighbors. But where is the best place OTD for a person like me who keeps Shabbos and kosher, davens and learns to live?

  • Alex January 20, 2014, 8:32 PM

    This is honestly disgusting. I think you need to read up on your history. What he fought for was equality and part of that is having the choice to live where you want and with whom you want. If this is a joke, it is an incredibly distasteful one that has left my mouth filled with the taste of vomit. Maybe you should go read the Torah and learn some respect. MLK Jr was a visionary and a leader who was brave enough to stand up for something that should have never happened. Every single person on this earth was created by Hashem and deserves respect until they prove otherwise, which you have done. I try not to judge people because I believe the Hashem is the only one who has that power, but I cannot help but judge you right now. I am someone who is proud to be a Jew living in a secular community (and, yes, I have lived in completely Jewish communities). It is a part of my identity and a part of the way by which I live. It shows greater strength to live by your Judaism among non-Jews than to do it in a bubble. Just as a side-note most of the things you said are just utterly historically inaccurate.

    • Alex January 20, 2014, 8:33 PM

      I meant stand up against something

  • Shmuel January 21, 2014, 4:23 AM

    Don’t u just love it when people don’t see satire even tho this site is frumsatire?

    Oh no! I didn’t realize that Alex was also being satirical!

    What a jerk I am!

    • Alex January 21, 2014, 6:38 AM

      Shmuel, I think you should look up the meaning of satire because it is very different from what is presented. I think what you meant was sarcasm, which if this was a sarcastic post it was a distasteful one an a chilul hashem.

    • Alex January 21, 2014, 6:46 AM

      Shmuel, I think you should look up the meaning of satire because it is very different from what is presented. I think what you meant was sarcasm, which if this was a sarcastic post it was a distasteful one an a chilul hashem. An example of satire would be Desparate Housewives satirical representation of the modern day suburban house wife. Through comedy, satire is able to address the ridiculousness of certain aspects of culture.

    • SDK January 21, 2014, 8:12 PM

      The postings of people who don’t realize this is satire is actually one of the main reasons to read FrumSatire.

  • Anonymous January 29, 2014, 7:01 AM


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