Friday, August 15, 2008

Tu B'Av - The Fifteenth Day of Av

I haven't, and don't really any longer, blogged about problems in the Chareidi/Yeshivish world because, quite frankly, as I've mentioned before, they're just NOT frum in any way, and do not in ANY WAY represent ANYTHING to do with Orthodox Judaism. Having Torah knowledge, as I will admit many of them do, does not make them nice, good, or frum at all. The proof are all the stories surrounding the destruction of the second Bais Hamikdash.

HOWever, there is a problem in that world that will eventually cause their destruction. That problem is they conveniently ignore many parts of Torah that don't QUITE fit with their "ideal" way of "Torah True" (read sarcastically, please) Judaism. A general example of this is is the ignoring of the halachas pertaining to how one person treats another - the halachas of Bein Adam L'Chaveiro. Another is the blanket policy of NOT learning Nevi'im and Kesuvim, thus ignoring two thirds of our basic Bible (more really, because there's a lot more NACH than there is Torah).

Another is the Tu B'Av theme. It has to do with the Yeshivish/Chareidi shidduch world/crisis. Yeshiva boys are, these days, told to look for an exceedingly attractive girl whose parents are rich. Those parents' roles in the young couple's life will be to support said couple for as long as said couple demands, while the boy sits on his ass in Yeshiva making a nothing out of himself.

This is in direct opposition to the theme of Tu B'Av, when the girls of Jerusalem would borrow white clothing from one another and, according to the last Mishnah in maseches Ta'anis, go out and dance and choose based on the girls' merits, not their money.

Oh, well. Just another piece of evidence, as I said above, that this world is simply in no way Torah adherent.

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