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Jerusalem - In Photos: Mass TV-Throwing Ritual Organized By Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak

Published on: December 6, 2011 11:53 AM
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man throws a television screen into a garbage receptacle during a protest against what the religious demonstrators say is the broadcasting of immoral content by the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, outside one of the broadcaster's studios in Jerusalem December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man throws a television screen into a garbage receptacle during a protest against what the religious demonstrators say is the broadcasting of immoral content by the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, outside one of the broadcaster's studios in Jerusalem December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Jerusalem - A public ceremony to rid off household television screens was held today under the direction of Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak.

The rabbi opened the ceremony to protest against the incitement of Charedim in the media, and then began the ritual of smashing hundreds of television sets into big trash bins, in front of the Israeli Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem.

See photos below:

People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak's big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak’s big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)
People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak's big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem.  (Credit: Flash90)People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak’s big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem.  (Credit: Flash90)
People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak's big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak’s big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)
People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak's big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak’s big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem. (Credit: Flash90)
People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak's big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem.  (Credit: Flash90)People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak’s big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem.  (Credit: Flash90)
People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak's big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem.  (Credit: Flash90)People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak’s big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem.  (Credit: Flash90)
People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak's big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem.  (Credit: Flash90)People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak’s big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem.  (Credit: Flash90)
People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak's big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem.  (Credit: Flash90)People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak’s big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem.  (Credit: Flash90)
People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak's big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem.  (Credit: Flash90)People throwing television into a rubbish tank during Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak’s big "temblevision" protest at which his disposing 1000 television sets in front of the Broadcasting Authorities offices in Jerusalem.  (Credit: Flash90)


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1

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:01 PM Anonymous Says:

waiting for the day of "MONEY CLEANSING" and i have a big container in my back yard

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 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:01 PM YJay1 Says:

Very weird. He might mean ehrlich but this comes across as a very silly way to do Kiruv. For some reason, this whole demonstration seems to be a bit to aggressive. On the other hand, maybe to his specific crowd this is the way the way to reach out to them. Thoughts?

3

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:05 PM MosheM Says:

Great, Cute.

4

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:09 PM Anonymous Says:

They are all throwing out their old ones
To make way for the new ones coming in January

5

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:06 PM chuck-noll Says:

It looks like everyone is finally upgrading to Flatscreens.

6

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:10 PM greatsouthbay Says:

Here we have the perfect solution to protests against using live chickens for kapparot. Swing a television over you're head, then schect it. A win-win all around.

7

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:14 PM sandymoos Says:

I didn't see a single LCD or plasma TV...only old obsolete CRTs.
Obviously, this is only for show.
Fake, phony, fraud!

8

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:19 PM zayin Says:

i thought Israel is AHEAD in technology.....

why did i notice only ONE flatscreen TV????

could it be they are only throwing out the "old" TVs? :)

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 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:19 PM MAYERFREUND Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

waiting for the day of "MONEY CLEANSING" and i have a big container in my back yard

You can make fun of Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak as much as you want. But his merit (zechuz) is very big.

10

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:19 PM Rebecca Says:

No one watches TV anymore, they're on the internet.

11

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:30 PM TheRealJoe123 Says:

Most look really old and I wouldn't be surprised if his gaboim bought most of them in 2nd hand stores in order to boost numbers

12

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:30 PM Joe Says:

Now they will finally buy flat screens. This reminds me of the gun buy back program where the guns don't work but you get 200.00 for your garbage. very nice photo op!

13

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:30 PM yuneeq Says:

@4 & 5- correct, there wasn't one tv in there that was produced in the past 15 years. Time for an upgrade!

14

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:30 PM Anonymous Says:

I saw quite a few flatscreens in the piles. First of all, disposing of electronics in this fashion is downright dangerous. That is why there are special places for disposal of unwanted computers, tvs, etc. Secondly, they could have performed 2 mitzvot (if disposing of a tv is a mitzvah by them) by donating the newer ones to hospitals, old folks homes and agencies that deal with new arrivals to the country. There are plenty of Arabs and Christians living in poverty that would love to have a tv. I guess this group is too self centered to think of others. I thought that thinking of others was an important tenet of Judaism.

15

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:34 PM Robert Says:

it reminds me of the famous quote by the german heine regarding censorship

When books are burned in the end people will be burned too.
Heinrich Heine

16

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:40 PM lostinCA Says:

Darn, in california they add an $8 fee for new computers & tvs for disposal.
Could have saved $8 & look holy at the same time

17

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:54 PM Babishka Says:

I have an old CRT TV that I put out by the trash, but nobody would take it away!

18

 Dec 06, 2011 at 12:58 PM Vasserman Says:

Loads of old CRT computer monitors in there. The whole thing is a sham made for show. AY is one step away from burkas.

19

 Dec 06, 2011 at 01:01 PM shredready Says:

the new tachleich

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 Dec 06, 2011 at 01:21 PM Materetsky Says:

Reply to #7  
sandymoos Says:

I didn't see a single LCD or plasma TV...only old obsolete CRTs.
Obviously, this is only for show.
Fake, phony, fraud!

check out the first picture.

and check out dan lkaf zchus

21

 Dec 06, 2011 at 01:19 PM Anonymous Says:

I would be impressed if the Yidden were throwing out fairly new computers, blackberrys, and smart phones. Seeing 30 year old obsolete tv's and computer monitors being thrown out is a Purim Spiel.

22

 Dec 06, 2011 at 01:33 PM inNY Says:

It was the Televesion that stoped Hitler from taking the world, and kill more Jews.

Some in the Jewish community are becoming more and more isolated from the reality of the wonderful world created by Hashem, and we claim religious believes.

If anyone wants to to get rid of a TV set from his own home, Kol Haokved, but don't make an entire gathering of propaganda.

23

 Dec 06, 2011 at 01:14 PM Velvetyarmulka Says:

I'm looking forward till we have the massive "child molester" throwing. Then there will be something of substance. The most ironic part about this is that they are doing this not because of TV being bad for your neshoma, but because of the bad press that the Chareidem have gotten lately.

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 Dec 06, 2011 at 01:07 PM eighthcomment Says:

The rest of the world throws bombs we throw TVs...mi keamcha kYisroel!

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 Dec 06, 2011 at 01:05 PM nat101 Says:

His achieved his goal.
1. Drew attention (broadcasting studio as well as all folks) of biased reporting.
2. Made people aware that it is better not to watch tv.
Rabbi Amnon, keep it up!

26

 Dec 06, 2011 at 01:03 PM yaakov321 Says:

Liberate yourself from the device that brings you photographs of humanity today! What a common sense for you!

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 Dec 06, 2011 at 01:43 PM Buggy Says:

Rav Amnon should throw out his car, and start going around with horse and buggy, cause i know some people who Nebech went off the Derech and committed horrible sins by having access to a car.

The next public ceremony should be trowing your eye-ware into dumpsters, to prevent seeing non Tznious on the streets...

28

 Dec 06, 2011 at 01:42 PM Eagle Says:

They should do the same for computers.

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 Dec 06, 2011 at 01:57 PM Babishka Says:

Reply to #21  
Anonymous Says:

I would be impressed if the Yidden were throwing out fairly new computers, blackberrys, and smart phones. Seeing 30 year old obsolete tv's and computer monitors being thrown out is a Purim Spiel.

Why would you be impressed if you saw Yidden throwing away their parnossah?

31

 Dec 06, 2011 at 01:48 PM UseYourHead Says:

I guess this is "thinking outside the box"? Anyway, if only it was as easy as throwing out a TV or two. Life is a bit more complex than that.

32

 Dec 06, 2011 at 02:01 PM Babishka Says:

The flatscreen shown in the second picture from top is an older, obsolete model, it has a reflective screen.

33

 Dec 06, 2011 at 02:23 PM Lawyer Says:

"It was the Televesion that stoped Hitler from taking the world, and kill more Jews"

What? I thought it was the Allied armies that did that? Not to mention that television was not commercialized until after WWII.

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 Dec 06, 2011 at 02:47 PM ayoldguy1 Says:

I don't see a single flat panel there (lots of flat screens though). Flat PANELS are what ppl are buying today.
I do see many computer monitors though, which... aren't TVs...

35

 Dec 06, 2011 at 03:03 PM R' Moshe Says:

Even you don’t see a single flat screen, it’s still better than nothing. That’s very good for our children to see that TV is a NO NO by us.

36

 Dec 06, 2011 at 03:06 PM UseYourHead Says:

The headline should have read: "Hundreds of Obsolete TVs and CRT Monitors Discarded".

37

 Dec 06, 2011 at 03:12 PM Reb Yid Says:

Plenty of goyim realize that TV is garbage, too. I'll bet even the galochim that were spat on realize it and can support at least this thing that yidden do, if not the other thing.

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 Dec 06, 2011 at 03:17 PM Anonymous Says:

#27 you are an Einstien ...if he would'v lived today...he probably would've killed himself ,cause he's dumb like an ox ,compared to you

39

 Dec 06, 2011 at 03:24 PM Sheindy Says:

To the foolish Jews who make fun of Rabbi Yizchak, you should be ashamed of yourselves. He is a Torah leader with thousands of followers, and has worked his whole Rabbinical career to bring Jews back to their Father in Heaven. "With the advent of the footsteps of Mashiach, insolence will increase... the face of the generation will be like the face of a dog, a son will not feel ashamed before his father." Rabbis who learn and teach Torah are not objects of scorn, and. television in America and in Israel, in case you haven't noticed , broadcasts lies, gossip, lashon hara, cruelty , violence and immodest behavior- hardly suitable fare for Jewish neshamot. A great many of the people throwing out their old TVs after listening to the Rabbi's lectures realize this. Many, at the same time, also make a commitment to become Shomrei Shabbes and learn Torah. So dear Jews, instead of laughing at others it is time to get serious and
think about doing tshuvah, and apologizing to Rabbi Amnon Yizchak in this forum which you used to write lashon hara against him and against Jews living in Eretz Yisroel.

40

 Dec 06, 2011 at 03:45 PM shredready Says:

what is strange is that Haredim i assume do not have tv's so where did they get all these from?

therefore he accomplished nothing really

41

 Dec 06, 2011 at 03:53 PM erw123ful Says:

they got upset that the new york giants lost the football game

42

 Dec 06, 2011 at 03:57 PM bubii Says:

Reply to #39  
Sheindy Says:

To the foolish Jews who make fun of Rabbi Yizchak, you should be ashamed of yourselves. He is a Torah leader with thousands of followers, and has worked his whole Rabbinical career to bring Jews back to their Father in Heaven. "With the advent of the footsteps of Mashiach, insolence will increase... the face of the generation will be like the face of a dog, a son will not feel ashamed before his father." Rabbis who learn and teach Torah are not objects of scorn, and. television in America and in Israel, in case you haven't noticed , broadcasts lies, gossip, lashon hara, cruelty , violence and immodest behavior- hardly suitable fare for Jewish neshamot. A great many of the people throwing out their old TVs after listening to the Rabbi's lectures realize this. Many, at the same time, also make a commitment to become Shomrei Shabbes and learn Torah. So dear Jews, instead of laughing at others it is time to get serious and
think about doing tshuvah, and apologizing to Rabbi Amnon Yizchak in this forum which you used to write lashon hara against him and against Jews living in Eretz Yisroel.

you are ahopeless dupe you think the answer topeople life is that simple as this charlatan rabbi makes out to be you cant be more wrong, let him first get rid of all those torah learned molesters and thiefs then he can tell others how to live their lifes until them he should shut up andnot make fool out of himself with his idiotic self agrandizing dressing .

43

 Dec 06, 2011 at 04:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #30  
Babishka Says:

Why would you be impressed if you saw Yidden throwing away their parnossah?

If they are using it for parnossah it's one thing. However, many, many Yidden of all ages are using those devices for a far sinister reason which the high divorce rate can attest to.

44

 Dec 06, 2011 at 04:36 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #39  
Sheindy Says:

To the foolish Jews who make fun of Rabbi Yizchak, you should be ashamed of yourselves. He is a Torah leader with thousands of followers, and has worked his whole Rabbinical career to bring Jews back to their Father in Heaven. "With the advent of the footsteps of Mashiach, insolence will increase... the face of the generation will be like the face of a dog, a son will not feel ashamed before his father." Rabbis who learn and teach Torah are not objects of scorn, and. television in America and in Israel, in case you haven't noticed , broadcasts lies, gossip, lashon hara, cruelty , violence and immodest behavior- hardly suitable fare for Jewish neshamot. A great many of the people throwing out their old TVs after listening to the Rabbi's lectures realize this. Many, at the same time, also make a commitment to become Shomrei Shabbes and learn Torah. So dear Jews, instead of laughing at others it is time to get serious and
think about doing tshuvah, and apologizing to Rabbi Amnon Yizchak in this forum which you used to write lashon hara against him and against Jews living in Eretz Yisroel.

So fine, let Rabbi Yizchak arrange a throwing out of computers. The filth that is on computers is far, far more damaging than what can be viewed on TV.

45

 Dec 06, 2011 at 04:55 PM Aryeh Says:

How much is the TV tax at the moment? That translates into a revenue hit for the broadcasters, and a win for the families!

46

 Dec 06, 2011 at 04:58 PM Anonymous Says:

The Rabbonim are far more likely to throw out the REPORTERS of the molestors, than the molestors themselves!!!!! I have witnessed this with my own eyes.

47

 Dec 06, 2011 at 05:29 PM AKIVAF Says:

For those seeking to make this project look bad because of a claim that they are simply discarding outdated CRT TV's, don't forget that these are not rich Americans who indulge in their creature comforts, but rather working-class immigrant families with very little money to live on, let alone to buy a flat screen.

48

 Dec 06, 2011 at 05:57 PM enlightened-yid Says:

Looks like the rabbi's constituents are throwing away their old TVs because they are harder to hide under the bed when neighbors come over for shabbos.

49

 Dec 06, 2011 at 07:09 PM esther Says:

Reply to #22  
inNY Says:

It was the Televesion that stoped Hitler from taking the world, and kill more Jews.

Some in the Jewish community are becoming more and more isolated from the reality of the wonderful world created by Hashem, and we claim religious believes.

If anyone wants to to get rid of a TV set from his own home, Kol Haokved, but don't make an entire gathering of propaganda.

the yetzer hara for television seems to bring out the rediculous. television saved the world from hitler,wow!

50

 Dec 06, 2011 at 08:32 PM harryw Says:

Its amazaing how stupid some people are with their remarks. Its also very sad to see how fiesty and cinical people are when it comes to bow to torah and rabinic advise. What do you expect your kids to grow up to ? Their parents have no respect for torah scholars and rabbanim. Everything is joke and scuffed at. It will come a time when you will terribly regret this kind of action and you will try to turn back the clock with your kids but it will be futile.

You can't take the mere fact that hundreds have heeded to the rabbis demand and threw away the tv. Well, those guys are not only braver then you, they are also way smarter then you. They put mind over matter whereas you can't convince yourself to do what's right out of fear of being laughed at

51

 Dec 06, 2011 at 08:48 PM Anonymous Says:

I just got a report from Israel that no sooner had this staged farce finished, others came and scavenged through the pile of old TV'S in search of ones that were of any value!

52

 Dec 06, 2011 at 11:39 PM say-it-as-it-is Says:

Reply to #9  
MAYERFREUND Says:

You can make fun of Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak as much as you want. But his merit (zechuz) is very big.

there seems to be three types of people comenting. one on the old fashioned tv's, second, on how all the people that are mocking it are going to gehonim, ect, and third those that are bringing in child molestation. i would like to say, (something that has barely been broached,) is that its a major case of baal tashchis, and even those that hold that watching tv is a one way tickit to gehenom, these tv don't have to be thrown out, but could be given away. (such as we find that nevalas go to dogs, and other assur things go to goyim). also, its clear that this entire situation is a major publicity stunt, how one rabbi has the sway of thousands of people and could just make them throw away something that has costed good money. besides the general chillul hashem, and that the non jews and irriligious must think we are wacked, which violates the pasuk in devarim [4:6], (which the rambam and vilne goan stress when talking about the need for a secular eduction,) that says that we must have wisdom in the eyes of the nations. in other words not to look like some out of touch ritulists, (such as the arabs or the mormons or the aztecs or most traditional belifs.)

53

 Dec 07, 2011 at 12:56 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #14  
Anonymous Says:

I saw quite a few flatscreens in the piles. First of all, disposing of electronics in this fashion is downright dangerous. That is why there are special places for disposal of unwanted computers, tvs, etc. Secondly, they could have performed 2 mitzvot (if disposing of a tv is a mitzvah by them) by donating the newer ones to hospitals, old folks homes and agencies that deal with new arrivals to the country. There are plenty of Arabs and Christians living in poverty that would love to have a tv. I guess this group is too self centered to think of others. I thought that thinking of others was an important tenet of Judaism.

You mean supply the Arab who wants nothing better than to wipe you off the map and into the sea with a t.v? How generous of you. If you are good to the people who are evil....you will eventually be evil to the people that are good. I didn't make that one up...Go check it out!

54

 Dec 07, 2011 at 01:01 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #27  
Buggy Says:

Rav Amnon should throw out his car, and start going around with horse and buggy, cause i know some people who Nebech went off the Derech and committed horrible sins by having access to a car.

The next public ceremony should be trowing your eye-ware into dumpsters, to prevent seeing non Tznious on the streets...

What a wonderful comparison... a tzadik who spends his whole life trying to be mekarav people to yiddishkeit and it's core values...and you come with the horse and buggy story..Satmar Rebbe didn't throw tvs in the street maybe, but he still used the upgrade...the car!

55

 Dec 07, 2011 at 01:14 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #40  
shredready Says:

what is strange is that Haredim i assume do not have tv's so where did they get all these from?

therefore he accomplished nothing really

FYI...the people that he mentors to and speaks to are people who are not religious and are either interested in hearing what he has to say or are newly religious...So to answer your question...they all have tvs.

56

 Dec 07, 2011 at 01:19 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #42  
bubii Says:

you are ahopeless dupe you think the answer topeople life is that simple as this charlatan rabbi makes out to be you cant be more wrong, let him first get rid of all those torah learned molesters and thiefs then he can tell others how to live their lifes until them he should shut up andnot make fool out of himself with his idiotic self agrandizing dressing .

Aha....I see...so you think that R. Amnon Y. should be the one taking care of ALL THE ILLS OF OUR SOCIETY? So he has no right to focus on a particular thing because YOU decided that if he took care of the molesters, life would just be ....utopia....
Unfortunately we having a lot of cleaning up to do...and you can't clean house in one day. Like...Rome wasn't built in a day...they say. So...next time you're in Bnei Brak,why don't you hop on over and give you agenda to the Good Rabbi...maybe he will put molesters on top of his list, as you so clearly desire.

57

 Dec 07, 2011 at 01:22 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #47  
AKIVAF Says:

For those seeking to make this project look bad because of a claim that they are simply discarding outdated CRT TV's, don't forget that these are not rich Americans who indulge in their creature comforts, but rather working-class immigrant families with very little money to live on, let alone to buy a flat screen.

Thank you for saying it first. You took the words out of my mouth. We americans are so spoiled, thinking that every Israeli runs to throw out the old and soon as the new is in...sorry...majority are struggling people and are more than happy to have an old working one!

58

 Dec 07, 2011 at 01:28 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #48  
enlightened-yid Says:

Looks like the rabbi's constituents are throwing away their old TVs because they are harder to hide under the bed when neighbors come over for shabbos.

Wow...how many of your neighbors bedrooms did you check out...no less ...under their beds? I hope you feel better today, now that you got it off your chest...all you self hating...Yes self hating jews who can't appreciate those with different ( Frum)standards than your own. You can't stand that some people could be more disciplined in their behavior..and accept standards for themselves that go beyond anything you could ever attain...Mr. Enligtened Yid.

59

 Dec 07, 2011 at 06:24 AM shlomozalman Says:

Reply to #9  
MAYERFREUND Says:

You can make fun of Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak as much as you want. But his merit (zechuz) is very big.

No, he has reduced the Jewish religion to a never-ending manipulative promotional gimmick featuring superstition and nonsense. Hardly a zechus.

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 Dec 07, 2011 at 08:06 AM Secular Says:

Reply to #52  
say-it-as-it-is Says:

there seems to be three types of people comenting. one on the old fashioned tv's, second, on how all the people that are mocking it are going to gehonim, ect, and third those that are bringing in child molestation. i would like to say, (something that has barely been broached,) is that its a major case of baal tashchis, and even those that hold that watching tv is a one way tickit to gehenom, these tv don't have to be thrown out, but could be given away. (such as we find that nevalas go to dogs, and other assur things go to goyim). also, its clear that this entire situation is a major publicity stunt, how one rabbi has the sway of thousands of people and could just make them throw away something that has costed good money. besides the general chillul hashem, and that the non jews and irriligious must think we are wacked, which violates the pasuk in devarim [4:6], (which the rambam and vilne goan stress when talking about the need for a secular eduction,) that says that we must have wisdom in the eyes of the nations. in other words not to look like some out of touch ritulists, (such as the arabs or the mormons or the aztecs or most traditional belifs.)

Your spelling bespeaks your secular education.

By the way there is no such RambaM.

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 Dec 07, 2011 at 12:17 PM mnmys1987 Says:

B'H
I 100% agree with that, but I have only one question: where did they get all those TV screens?

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