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Brooklyn Hasidic jews: "Paint over the bike lanes, the girls are too hot"

Old 02-19-09, 11:54 AM
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only day i like to ride my bike through a jewish community is saturday. its completely dead. any other day i have to dodge them. some pop out of parking spots without a care in the world.
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Old 02-19-09, 12:34 PM
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That's crap. If you're going to subscribe to a religion, temptation is an inevitable part of that, and you have to deal with it yourself. Asking the world to change to keep you from handling temptation is a cop-out, IMO.
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Old 02-19-09, 01:00 PM
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I really hope they organize a naked ride through that neighborhood, i' getting tired of stuck up, self centered religious nuts.
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Old 02-19-09, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Cy Trivialities View Post
Lol. Start painting the pavement yourself.
i like where your heads at! i am heading to home depote after work to get some paint!
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Old 02-19-09, 01:42 PM
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You can't. It is a racial religion. Unless you have the Jewish blood, you have to content yourself with Reform Judaism (JewLite).

bf
Your answer is incorrect, but thanks for playing. My dad's a convert, we're in the conservative movement, though truthfully I consider myself more a reconstructionist. And its not a "racial" religion, unless you count the 30% of Ashkenazim (Cohenim) that have that weird chromosome that links them back to ancient Israel.
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Old 02-19-09, 03:54 PM
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Not every ashkenazi is a kohen if thats what your saying.
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Old 02-19-09, 04:17 PM
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Not every ashkenazi is a kohen if thats what your saying.
Nope, I'm certainly not. Like I said, I think its like 30% of Ashkenazim, I don't recall the gene being applicable to Sephardim?
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Old 02-19-09, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by jacokierkegaard View Post
that's crap. If you're going to subscribe to a religion, temptation is an inevitable part of that, and you have to deal with it yourself. Asking the world to change to keep you from handling temptation is a cop-out, imo.
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Old 02-19-09, 05:08 PM
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I only read the op, so it might have been suggested. Next critical mass ride, mix it up with the subway underwear ride. Everyone wear only underwear and lets slowly ride down bedford.


edit: i see someone beat me too it
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Old 02-19-09, 05:18 PM
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dont mean to sound like a biggot but the only thing that area is good for was when I needed to cash my check on a sunday, and found the only commerce bank in New York open till 8pm. Im your typical white scragly hairy dude, not one person would even make eye contact with me, except for dirty looks.
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Old 02-19-09, 05:40 PM
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dont mean to sound like a biggot but the only thing that area is good for was when I needed to cash my check on a sunday, and found the only commerce bank in New York open till 8pm. Im your typical white scragly hairy dude, not one person would even make eye contact with me, except for dirty looks.
You've apparently never had traditional Jewish cooking. Mmm, fattening....
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Old 02-19-09, 05:49 PM
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lol i tried to get a chicken roll once at a kosher pizza place.
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Old 02-19-09, 11:31 PM
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My cousin's hasidic landlord wouldn't shake her hand after she signed a lease with him on an apt. If that's now bad business....
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Old 02-20-09, 12:28 AM
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Sad thing is... they'll probably get their way.

Never has a group seperated themselves so much from the community yet demanded so much from the same!

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Originally Posted by 12XU View Post
My cousin's hasidic landlord wouldn't shake her hand after she signed a lease with him on an apt. If that's now bad business....
They're not supposed to touch women other than their wives, and then only when completely out of sight... extreme yes, but its the way they are. I've met a few Hasidim that will break that rule for the sale of politeness. I think I made a similar boffo when I first met my boss, whose a muslim, I don't think I was supposed to shake her hand...
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Old 02-20-09, 06:20 AM
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Its absurd the rules they follow.
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Old 02-21-09, 10:08 AM
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I'm an atheist and I don't care where you ride your bikes or what you wear when you ride them.
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Old 02-21-09, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by rrooster View Post
They're not supposed to touch women other than their wives, and then only when completely out of sight... extreme yes, but its the way they are. I've met a few Hasidim that will break that rule for the sale of politeness. I think I made a similar boffo when I first met my boss, whose a muslim, I don't think I was supposed to shake her hand...

Theres a Jewish law/belief that embarrassing someone is worse than breaking the law, so therefore some will see it as permissible if the women puts out her hand first, or if they dont know, business, ect...
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Old 02-21-09, 11:21 AM
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I lived in a neighbourhood in Montreal with a heavy Hasidic population during university, and they sure added some character to the neighbourhood. Rabbi trading cards in the gutters. Sweaty neurotic young dudes crossing the street when they saw you heading toward them. Middle aged dudes in minivans stopping to ask you if you knew of a nearby "massage parlour".
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Old 02-21-09, 12:47 PM
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I'm an atheist and I don't care where you ride your bikes or what you wear when you ride them.
Me too and I'll shake your hand even if you have a vagina.
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Old 12-08-09, 11:25 PM
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Hipsters Fight Back.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/b...ZktV3IlNUJosQM
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Old 12-09-09, 01:09 AM
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Hasidem are scum. They degrade their women and promote an incestuous community based on archaic and irrelevant rules. They are no better than the southern baptists that used to try and covert me or the muslims who commit acts of terrorism

(this is coming from a Jew..)
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Old 12-09-09, 01:40 AM
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^ in response to your ridiculously ignorant statement about southern baptists being terrible people for sharing their faith with you, watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JHS8adO3hM

If you don't want to watch a 5 minutes video, to sum it up:
If you believe in a heaven and a hell, and you don't tell other people about that, how much do you hate them? If you believe there is a place of eternal suffering where somebody who doesn't follow your religion will go, how much do you have to hate someone not to share your faith with them because of something stupid like social awkwardness or embarrassment?

In response to the "hipsters" repainting the roads, good for them. I agree with that act of law breaking 100%
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stryper--you are an idiot. good day.
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I think a lot of you are missing the larger point here. It's a somewhat growing topic in philosophy of multiculturalism/group rights. A lot of writing uses Jewish (religious) law in NYC vs. NYC law. For instance, the process of divorce for hasids requires a get.

Personally I believe it it boils down to public / private property. Levy wrote a paper this year on it which can be found here, although I know none of you are going to read it, and rather rant about bike lanes.

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only day i like to ride my bike through a jewish community is saturday. its completely dead. any other day i have to dodge them. some pop out of parking spots without a care in the world.
...that's because it's the sabbath.
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