Thursday, March 31, 2011
ROFL Shmarya Ignorant of Halacha
Ketubot 34a-b http://www.ou.org/shabbat_shalom/article/masechet_ketubot_3440/ "Tosafot in Hullin argue that not every violation of Shabbat will give a person the status of a meshumad. In fact, only someone who willfully violates the Sabbath in a public manner would be put into that category." Willfully violates the sabbath in a public manner, that's like the vast majority of American jews who are non-ritual following. Does Shmarya have the nuts to be honest about what the halacha actually is? Of course not. Instead, Shmarya told me that as a former jewish atheist I could have been a "kofer" instead of the "meshumad" I am now. Clearly, Shmarya misstated the halacha. Anyways, it was soooooooo strange to see someone upset at me over a religious difference. I don't get upset at people over religious differences, such a notion seems to me to be rather insane.