Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Elephant & the Jewish Problem

The Elephant & the Jewish Problem


Re:Hamodia’s invitation to readers “Why Don’t You Vote?”

Some of the Hamodia’s reader’s responses were;
“Years ago I believed that my voice was heard by voting so I took the time to vote. But not anymore.”
“But there are practical issues that should be addressed and are avoided in favor of some individuals’ interest.”

“Will voting for……help? I doubt it. Taxes are on a straight-forward trajectory-they go up and do not come down”.

“Politicians promise things that they have no intention of delivering-so why bother voting”.

“Higher taxes, less services, Ticket blitzes, no serious cost cutting measures”.

“The lack of good candidates is glaring”. “Voting does not bring you any tangible good”.

“I truly believe the political system is so corrupt that involving oneself in politics (besides corrupting the individual) is probably useless in the large scheme of things”.

Who stands to gain from your vote? Some individual(s)but at a dear cost to the ציבור at large, etc. שב ואל תעשה-אל תלכו להבחירות If you are interested in the benefit of the ציבור stay in the Bais Medrash & learn.

Reb Chaim Shmulevitz, OB”M says by Dovid Hamelech, Noson Hanovoi…..the Oshir & the poor man’s keves….”why did Dovid pasken BAR-MISAH? Far genaiva, kumt misah?
Oif’dem-chesh’bon-fun-yenem, kumt-misah.
Mordechai Hatzadik after the episode with haman…Mordechai Hatzadik & Esther Hamalkah were at the highest positions attainable in Government. What did Mordechai do to be able to help “Klal-Yisroel”? He dropped it all & went to learn in the Bais Medrash….Chazal say if there is a Gezeirah R”L “צאו והפגינו” in the middle of the night…But to be on the Bimah? Is not the Derech Hatorah.

The Bitul Torah, etc that the “בחירות” (voting) cause…Don’t vote on the local election, remain in the Bais medrash & add quality time to shmiras sedorim.

Why the Elephant? The elephant was trained his whole life that the small rope tied to his leg makes him immobile, It’s all a bluff by the masters. One good “Schlep” and you are free. Stay in the Bais Medrash.

Yudel Shain

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